Regional training "Arab youth advocating for gender equality and women rights"
A 3-day training workshop on gender-based violence from 27 to 29 March 2018 will be organized by UNESCO's Office in Beirut in the context of UNESCO's Networks of Mediterranean Youth (NET-MED Youth) Project.
Gender inequality persists worldwide, depriving women and girls of their basic rights and opportunities. As indicated in SDG #5, achieving gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls will require more vigorous efforts, including legal frameworks, to counter deeply rooted gender-based discrimination that often results from patriarchal attitudes and related social norms. In this regard, gender equality is central to UNESCO’s work, in all of its fields of competence.
The workshop will:
- Share good practices and lessons learnt from advocacy campaigns in preventing Gender Based Violence (GBV) and build capacity of youth advocates/ campaigners in this area
- Develop the strategic planning capacities, evidence-based knowledge, communication skills and effective commitment of partner youth organizations working on gender equality and women’s rights to plan a GBV prevention campaign nationally and/or regionally.
- Reinforce North-South-South networking and exchange of practices between Arab and European Youth organizations in order to cross their experiences in the field of gender mainstreaming within cultural heritage promotion and protection.
The Networks of Mediterranean Youth Project (NET-MED Youth) is a joint UNESCO/EU Project, involving 10 countries (including Lebanon) of the Eastern and Western Mediterranean Sea Basins.
Its key aim is to create an enabling environment for young women and men to develop their competencies, exercise their rights and meaningfully engage as active citizens, particularly in decision-making relating to public policies.