EFI launches new project advancing the Women, Peace and Security agenda in Lebanon, Jordan and Palestine
September 21, 2023
To markthe International Day of Peace,the EuroMed Feminist Initiative(EFI)and its partners are launching the project‘Strengthening Feminist Civil Society Organizations (CSOs)working in the implementation of theWomen, Peace and Security Agendain Iraq, Lebanon, Jordan and Palestine’,funded by theAgence FrançaisedeDéveloppement.
The projectisjointlyledby EFI andits partnersinfourcountries:theWomen Empowerment Organisation(WEO) inIraq,theArab Women’s Organization(AWO) inJordan,theAssociationNajdeh inLebanonandthePalestinian Working Woman Society for Development(PWWSD) inPalestine.The project aims to contribute to the effective implementation of theWomen,Peace and Security Agenda (WPSA) inthesecountries.
These CSOshavesubstantial expertise incombatingViolence against Women and Girls(VAWG) and advancing theWomen, Peace, and Security Agendaboth within theirrespectivecountriesand on a regionaland internationalscale. They have demonstrated theirexpertisethrough activities such as raising awareness, delivering community–level services,supportinggrassroots organizations, and engaging in advocacy at local, national, regional, and international levels.Empowering women to actively participate in peace–making and peacebuilding is the central focus of this project, especially in a region deeply affected by conflictsand occupationthat havesignificant repercussionsandoppression impacts on women’s lives.
The projectwill support, strengthencapacities,and build synergies betweennine national–levelCSOs and twelve Community–Based Organizations(CBOs) workingatthegrassroots’level.Allwillcontribute to the effective implementationoftheWPSAand its four pillars: prevention, participation, protection andrehabilitation.