Women on the Frontline is pleased to invite you to the conference The MENA region 5 years later: Perspectives of civil society activists on April 1, 2016 in The Hague, The Netherlands.
Five years ago, women emerged as key players in the Arab Uprisings, taking on a central role in the protests that swept the region. On its fifth anniversary, the hope that the Uprisings would spawn democratic transitions throughout the region appears to have been thwarted. What we are witnessing instead is a region that is embroiled in conflict, where extremism, repression and polarization are on the rise.
Yet against all odds, countless women and men continue to fight unabated for an inclusive society based on peace, equality and human rights. Women on the Frontline supports these women and men, while emphasizing the importance of gender equality in achieving meaningful change.
This conference offers a platform to women’s rights activists, involved in Women on the Frontline, to discuss the role of women as agents of change in fast changing and often violent environments, specifically in the fields of peace building, constitution building, preventing violent extremism and eliminating violence against women. Together we will identify factors of success and formulate recommendations for future interventions.
To learn more about the conference programme and to register, please visit http://conference.womenonthefrontline.eu