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Med Culture is a Technical Assistance Unit funded by the European Union for the promotion of culture as vector of Human, Social and Economic Development in South Mediterranean countries. 
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Who defines our identity? Advocating for women leaders in the culture sector

Who defines our identity? Advocating for women leaders in the culture sector

Theme: 
European Development Days_WOMEN / GIRLS IN POWER AND DECISION-MAKING
Countries: 
Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Syria, Tunisia
Workshop Methodology: 
Brainstorming Session
Participants: 

Up to 40 pax (Participants of the European Development Days)

Representatives from EU DG NEAR, DEVCO and CULTURAL DIPLOMACY PLATFORM

Med Culture beneficiaries from the South Med region.

Place: 
Tour & Taxis / Brussels
Dates: 
05/06/2018

General objective: Med Culture and participants will explore how to contribute further to women empowerment through culture and arts based on good practices at a regional level

Specific objectives: 

  1. SHOWCASE Med Culture’s contributions to the empowerment of women and girls;
  2. ADVOCATE for continued and more substantial EU support for culture in the region;
  3. IDENTIFY successful practices and barriers with respect to women’s participation in cultural life;
  4. NETWORK with regional actors contributing to the empowerment of women and culture in the region;
  5. COMMUNICATE using this activity as a multi-layered communication opportunity;

Description: There is a proliferation of programmes addressing women's rights and their empowerment in their respective societies but hardly any address their place in culture development. Women play an important role in the development of the culture sector in Mediterranean countries in contexts of serious discrimination. There is need for improving their positioning as policy makers, trendsetters, entrepreneurs and artists. This need is even more pressing when one considers that gender, culture and rights intersect and cultural rights also affects who in the community holds the power to define its collective identity. Med Culture will explore how to contribute further to women empowerment in the sector based on good practices at international level.

Outcomes:

  • Determine successful practices to strengthen women participation in cultural life and impact on decision-making processes
  • Identify barriers preventing women access to management and leadership positions in the culture sector
  • Identify main regional actors in the Neighbourhood South who are contributing to the empowerment of women in the culture sector
  • Identify common challenges faced on a regional level and discuss specific measures to increase women representation amongst audiences
  • Integrate results in MedCulture advocacy initiative

https://eudevdays.eu/community/sessions/93/who-defines-our-identity-advocating-for-women-leaders-in-the-culture-sector 

 

Med Culture relevant links:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_BZqkP019o

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkm9vvStEp8&t=134s

 

Other relevant links:

http://www.euneighbours.eu/en/south/eu-in-action/stories/crazy-about-theatre

https://documents-dds-ny.un.org/doc/UNDOC/GEN/N12/459/30/PDF/N1245930.pdf?OpenElement

http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0022/002294/229418e.pdf