Reinforcing support and protection mechanisms for victims/survivors of gender-based violence in Southern Mediterranean countries: EU to offer grants

October 27, 2020
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In the framework of the South Programme IV, the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe has launched a call for the attribution of grants aiming at strengthening capacities of eight civil society organisations in the Southern Mediterranean to ensure a greater access to protection structures and services for victims/survivors of violence against women and girls.

The deadline for applications is 28 October 2020.

The North-South Centre is coordinating this regional grant scheme which will support the implementation of national or local activities in the Southern Mediterranean. It aims at promoting the multi-sectoral cooperation and/or coordination for the protection of victims/survivors of gender-based-violence in compliance with both human rights-based and victim-centred approaches.

South Programme IV continues assisting Southern Mediterranean countries in building a common legal space together with the EU, with a focus on reforming Southern Mediterranean countries’ legislation and reinforcing their democratic governance institutions as well as accompanying reform processes. Good governance building, strengthening rule of law and respecting, protecting and fulfilling human rights are strong pillars of the South Programme. Additionally, particular attention is given to activities combatting gender-based violence against women and girls.


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South Programme IV

Countries covered:

  • Algeria
  • Egypt
  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Morocco
  • Palestine *
  • Tunisia