The second Regional Partners Meeting of the SEOW3 project held in Beirut from 15 to 17 December 2014

Mon, 12/15/2014

Thirty three activists from Arab CSOs; rights based, feminist and development organisations working in Lebanon, Egypt, Jordan, Palestine, Tunisia and Morocco, met in Beirut upon the invitation of CRTD.A to take part in the second RPM of the SEOW3 project which was held over three consecutive days from 15 to 17 December 2014. The purpose of the meeting was to review the progress of the programme implementation; to discuss the overall context in the Arab region and its impact on women's position with focus on their economic rights.
The 19 participating organisations launched the Beirut Appeal in which they shared their reading of the current context of the region as well as their observations regarding a number of current trends which have impacted freedoms, livelihoods and women's rights negatively. Part of the meeting was also dedicated to building the capacities of the programme partners especially in areas related to Constitutional Reforms in the Arab region as well as furthering understanding of the concept of Qiwama and its impact on women;s economic rights and participation. These two sessions were run by women gender experts from Morocco and Tunisia. The last portion of the programme was allocated to reviewing activity implementation in 2014 as well as planning for 2015.