Tunis Forum on Gender Equality 2019

Overview

The government of Tunisia in close collaboration with the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA), UN Women and UNDP organized the Tunis Forum on Gender Equality which was held on 24–26 April 2019 and gathered more than 597 participants from all over the world (18% from Europe, 12% from Africa, 3% from Latin America, 4% from North America, 8% from Asia, 16% from the MENA region and 39% from Tunisia. The age distribution of confirmed participants was 40% under 35 years old and 60% over 35 years old. Participation included women activists and representatives from women’s organizations, youth activists and male champions, representatives from local and national governments, broader civil society, private sector, academia, and regional and international organizations, including UN agencies.

The Forum was a follow up to the Stockholm Forum on Gender Equality which took place in April 2018 and was the first of many global meetings leading up to the landmark year 2020, when the world will observe the 25th anniversary of the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, as well as the 20th anniversary of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security.

As part of the mobilization process towards the 2020 commemorations, the Tunis Forum was an opportunity to integrate and connect the key elements of these processes and highlight the important role that civil society plays in moving the agenda forward. Overall, the Forum was structured in four focus areas, including Beijing to Beijing + 25; Gender Equality for Local Governance Transformation; Women, Peace and Security; and Innovation, Technology and Economic Empowerment. It was an opportunity to take stock of progress made on women’s rights, while gathering support for accelerated actions to protect hard-won gains.

The hallmark of the Forum was co-creation

  • A co-owned agenda. This was inspired by the open online discussion on the Global Dev Hub website, conducted between 1 – 28 February 2019 on the four main themes of the Tunis Forum that engaged nearly 6,000 people from different parts of the world.
  • A collaborative process involving partners, feminist networks, collaborators and participants. In a co-creation fashion, multiple rounds of simultaneously parallel sessions (18 in total) were organized around the four focus areas of the Forum. Co-creation was also the approach for the organization of 39 side events and 12 pop-up sessions.
  • Priority was given to the participation of civil society. Representatives from women’s movements, young feminists, grassroots women and broader civil society from different constituencies and intersecting streams participated actively throughout the formal and parallel sessions. Intergenerational dialogue was seen as an effective strategy to build bridges between the Beijing 1995 feminists and the younger feminists, as well as between genders, political idealogies, religious views and beliefs, ethnicities and other diversities.
  • Youth meaningful engagement. One of the targets of the Forum was to have the voice of youth represented and this was also a crucial criteria to determine the funding of participants. Confirmation records showed 40 per-cent participants under 35 years. Meaningful youth engagement was ensured by their involvement as panelists or moderators throughout the Forum in both plenaries as well as parallel sessions. Strong calls for young people to be empowered to claim their space were clear. Inclusion, diversity, inter-generational dialogues and the active participation of young people were the highlights of the Forum.
  • Intergenerational dialogue and inclusiveness. The Forum was an opportunity to mobilize gender equality champions from different sectors and ages aiming at reinforcing their voice, networking and advocacy to make international commitments a lived reality for women and men, everywhere. The Forum featured a dedicated “Take the hot seat” intergenerational dialogue between policy makers and youth activists in the plenary of the second day. The session aimed at allowing young activists to help set the agenda for the future and in particular on the immediate priorities for action to enhance and accelerate the implementation on the Beijing Platform for Action.
    A special safe space session was held for the Executive Director of UN Women to meet with female youth advocatesThe opening plenary as well as the report back to plenary sessions were co-moderated by a representative from the women’s movement and a young activist. The Maître de Ceremonie of the opening session was also a young female Tunisian activist and entrepreneur who won the Emerging Young Leaders award in 2016.
  • High-level political support and drive. The Forum mobilized the participation of authorities from government, including the Prime Minister and the Minister of Women, Family, Childhood and Elders of Tunisia; the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sweden, along with the State Secretary for Gender Equality, and Swedish Ambassador for Gender Equality; ; the Minister of Family, Equality, Solidarity and Social development of Morocco; among others. The United Nations was represented at the principal level, by the Executive Director of UN Women, the Director of the Policy and Programme Bureau of UNDP and the Resident Coordinator of the UN system for Tunisia. A number of majors and representatives from local government associations as well as parliamentarians from different parts of the world also attended and actively participated in the Forum.

Results

The Forum was a platform to:

  • Hold an open debate to inform and inspire the preparations for Beijing +25 and the commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of UNSCR 1325
  • Focus on the impact of emerging constraints, risks and opportunities hindering and helping gender equality.
  • Highlight the vital role of intergenerational and geographic alliances in achieving gender equality.
  • Strengthen the commitment of decision-makers and the mobilisation of partnerships for gender equality.
  • Share experiences and best practices, both within and across sectors, policy areas and regions.
  • Strengthen visibility of gender equality work. The Tunis Announcer experienced 1,107 unique pageviews (2nd most popular content published during the month of April). In the Arab region, the Tunis Announcer had 43k impressions and 754 engagements. Take five, Bukuru received 202 unique pageviews and Maher with 84 unique pageviews. 5 editorial stories were published in From where I stand, with Durga receiving 159 unique pageviews; and Ask an activist, Hana, 120 unique pageviews, and Nicolette with 89 unique pageviews. A wide range of articles and news broadcasts in traditional media around the globe. Also, social media was also a big driver of content with a total of 7.7 million impressions and 5.7 viewers. The Forum generated 317k impressions in Twitter. It was also live-streamed on Facebook with 21 million impressions and 15 million viewers [8.7 million viewers in Africa, 1.1 million in Asia, 761k in Latin American, 3.2 million in Europe, and 2 million in North America], besides more than 140k twitter impressions.

Highlights from the discussions

  • Rapporteurs under each theme brought together the key messages of their discussions to create a set of key recommendations, which were discussed on the plenary meeting on the last day – 26 April. This open and interactive plenary discussion was one of the highlights of the Forum as audience members could also take the floor and express concerns or stress priorities. Furthermore, for those who were not able to speak then, they had the opportunity to input into the outcome document of the Forum through an online discussion on the Global Dev Hub website that was open from 1 – 10 May to all participants who were in Tunis. The aim of this online consultation was to ensure that everyone had the opportunity to review and revise the final recommendations of the Tunis Forum.

A summary of main issues raised include the following:

  • Beijing to Beijing + 25: Participants highlighted that twenty-four years ago, Beijing was a striking moment of hope, of diversity, and mobilization of feminist groups for global coordination and action for promoting women’s rights. It was also strategic for the mobilization of funds and political commitments. Since then, the world has witnessed the erosion of human rights issues and women’s rights. This erosion has evolved into a backlash against gender equality. In addition, the era of the war against terror, combined with the global economic crisis, and related austerity measures, have created a growing backlash on women’s rights and gender equality.
    The shrinking of democracy and inclusive spaces has created an opportunity for conservative fundamentalists advance their own narrative on gender equality. To reclaim this space, the Beijing +25 process needs to be inclusive, to focus on intersectionality and include new developments including on technology that were not present 25 years ago.
    Participants stressed that civil society should have access to government reports on the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action. CSOs should also play a key part in producing parallel reports where they are not able to input into the nationally owned multi-stakeholder reports, and these parallel reports should include the views of all parts of society, including young people.
  • Women, Peace and Security: Participants at the Tunis Forum focused on feminist peace, and on how local organisations can claim the space to contribute to ensuring women are involved in sustainable peace-building, and how women can be more integrated into post-conflict reconstruction. There was some focus on the importance of integrating work in the context of CEDAW and other human right instruments into the Women, Peace and Security agenda and for women’s groups to avoid working in silos. Women rights activists not only need to strengthen relationships amongst each other but also build key strategic alliances with different sectors to ensure a paradigm shift. There was also some discussion about the links between demilitarization and disarmament and the implementation of feminist peace. Issues discussed also included how militarization is connected to masculinities and negative gender norms; how to ensure the protection of women peacemakers and activists through laws and accountability mechanisms and on how to advocate for and provide support for financial resources to reach women’s organisations.
  • Gender Equality for Local Governance Transformation: The Tunis Forum discussions focused more on the how to get women into politics, rather than what women might be able to deliver in policy terms once in office. The recommendations reflect this practical emphasis. While discussions focused on several aspects of women in decision making, the themes of access to campaign funding, lack of diversity in election commissions, and building young women’s skills and confidence to enter into and/or stay in politics were particularly pronounced. Participants called for an explicit focus on feminist thought to become the foundation of capacity-building interventions, and that without women as equals in decision-making, democracy remains imperfect. The need for enabling environments so women can dedicate time to political work was emphasized; specifically, women need quality and affordable childcare and to be freed from the responsibilities of household chores. Alongside this, the role of the media in either exacerbating or challenging negative stereotypes and bias against women as politicians or as experts on subject matters was repeatedly brought up throughout all sessions leading to suggestions about increased collaboration between women alliances and the media.
  • Harnessing technology for gender equality. The discussion focused on the role of small and medium sized enterprises, the importance of access to new forms of credit for women owned businesses and the opportunities and challenges that technology offers to protect women in public spaces. Technologies such as the internet and social media can provide a safe space for women especially girls to discuss sexual harassment and rights freely and with limited social barriers. Promoters of women rights, civil society and other organisations, have to identify innovative ways to utilize these technology platforms. There is a need for creativity and innovation to capitalise on technology and to link activities of grassroots organisation with national level institutions, policy and reporting mechanisms. Technology can be a cost-effective way of linking grassroots activities to national level interventions while ensuring that they influence policies and legislations.
    The results of this consultation and the list of recommendations are being finalized after the online consultation which closed on 12 May. The final outcome will be forwarded to the Beijing + 25 Secretariat to inform: a. the discussion on the Review and Appraisal of the Beijing Platform for Action; b. the preparatory process towards the Global Civil Society Forum on Gender Equality in the summer 2020, and c. the 2020 Report of the Secretary-General of Women, Peace and Security.

About the Consultation

The Tunis Forum on Gender Equality will focus on 4 main themes

Beijing to Beijing +25

Beijing to Beijing +25

What has worked, what was missing, what should the next 25 years be about?

The Beijing Platform for Action: inspiration then and now

Gender equality for local governance transformation

Gender equality for local governance transformation

Can increasing numbers of women mayors in the world change the nature of our cities, how can their power be used to help create sustainable cities/ more equitable resource distribution?

Women, Peace and Security

Women, Peace and Security

Has UNSCR 1325 delivered? What can be done to integrate the WPS agenda better with CEDAW? What could help give civil society more ownership of the WPS agenda?

Innovation and technology for women’s economic empowerment

Innovation and technology for women’s economic empowerment

How can the 4th industrial revolution be harnessed for gender equality and women’s empowerment? Haciendo el caso empresarial para la igualdad de género

The Tunis Forum on Gender Equality will focus on 4 main themes

The Forum will gather around 500 participants nominated from countries all over the world including women activists and representatives and male champions from national, regional and local governments, civil society, private sector, academia, and international organizations including UN agencies.
A separate programme will also include about 40 side events open to the public.

be part of the change
for more gender equality!

The Tunis Forum on Gender EqualityENSURING INCLUSIVITY AND EQUALITY: Making international commitments a reality on the groundProgrammeVENUE : PALAIS DES CONGRÈS

08:00 - 08:45

Registration of participants

9:00 - 11:00

Plenary Opening Session

Live Available
  • Master of ceremonies – Ahlem Nasraoui
  • Opening – cultural performance « Ikaa Tounssi »
  • Welcome by H.E. Neziha Labidi, Minister of Women, Family, Childhood and Elders, Tunisia
  • Keynote inspirational speech by Dhaffer El Abbedine, Gender Equality Champion
  • Intervention by H.E. Margot Wallström, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Sweden
  • Intervention by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director UN Women
  • Intervention by Abdoulaye Mar Dieye, Assistant Secretary-General, Director of the Bureau for Policy and Programme Support, UNDP
  • Keynote address – Violet Shivutse, Chair of the Huairou Commission, Kenya
  • Address by H.E. Youssef Chahed, Prime Minister of Tunisia
11:00 - 11:30

Coffee Break

11:30 - 13:00

Three parallel sessions: Round A

Live Available

A1:(Beijing +25)

The transformative demands of Beijing: How they changed the way the world looked

Moderator Lina Abu Habib, Women’s Learning Partnership, Lebanon
Panelists:

  • Vivek Rai, Deputy Civil Society Division, UN Women
  • Leila Hussaini, Global Fund for Women
  • Deema Kaedbey, The Knowledge Workshop,Lebanon
  • Sofía Barahona Mena, spokesperson of student movement,Chile

A2: (Local Governance)

What is a gender-responsive city? Intersections between the Beijing Platform for Action and the New Urban Agenda

Moderator: Soon-Young Yoon, Chair of the Board, Women’s Environment and Development Organization (WEDO), Women Mayors’ Network (WoM=N)
Panelists:

  • Sri Husnaini Sofjan, Senior Policy Advisor & Strategist, Huairou Commission, Malaysia
  • Souad Abderrahim, Mayor of Tunis, Tunisia
  • Alma Bonilla, Secretaria-General de ANDRYSAS (Asociacion Nacional de Regidoras Sindicas y Alcaldesas Salvadorenas) El Salvador
  • Esther Sackie, Activist, Liberia
  • Manju Dhimal, Secretary, National Indigenous Women’s Federation, Nepal
  • Isabelle Miron, Councillor at the City of Gatineau, Quebec, Canada

A3: (Women, Peace and Security)

What is a feminist Peace?

Moderator: Vanessa Farr, WILPF
Panelists:

  • Margot Wallström, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sweden
  • Begona Lasagabaster, Representative, UN Women, Tunisia and Libya
  • Samira Ibrahim, Neem Foundation, Nigeria
  • Mary Constantino Bii Bakuyo, YWCA, South Sudan
  • Maysoun Qawasmi Miftah, Palestine
  • Khedija Arfaoui, feminist researcher, Tunisia
  • Amal Kabashi, Iraqi Al-Amal Association, Iraq
13:00 - 14:15

Lunch

14:15 - 15:30

Three Parallel Sessions: Round B

Live Available

B1:(Innovation and Technology)

Doing Business Differently: Empowering Women through Inclusive Business

Moderator:Sahba Sobhani, Acting Head, Business Call to Action, UNDP Istanbul

Panelists:

  • Gamze Cizreli, Founder, Big Chefs, Turkey
  • Aslı Aksoy, Asparagus producer and founder, Elibelinde Tarim, Turkey
  • Nida Shehzad, Digital Innovation Lead and member of the founding team, Sehat Kahani, Pakistan
  • Sara Zia, Sehat Kahani partner, Pakistan
  • Meher Khlifi, Founder Ahmini, Tunisia

B2: (Beijing +25)

Better Gender Data for Better Decisions

Moderator:
Raquel Alcega, DEVEX development data team, Spain
Opening remarks:Janneke Kukler, deputy regional director, Arab states, UN Women
Panelists:

  • Eva Johansson, Senior Policy Advisor, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) Sweden
  • Fridah Githuku, Executive Director, GROOTS Kenya
  • Sandra Schilen, Executive Director, Huairou Commission
  • Soon-Young Yoon, Chair of the Board, Women’s Environment and Development Organization (WEDO)
  • Bassima Hakkaoui, Minister of Family, Equality, Solidarity and Social development Morocco

B3: (Women Peace and Security)

Why Gender Equality is essential to sustain peace

Moderator: Petra Tötterman Andorff, Secretary General Kvinna till Kvinna
Panelists:

  • Juliana Suescún Gomez, Corporación de Investigación y Acción Social y Económica (CIASE), Colombia
  • Buthainah Mahmoud, Hawa Organisation for Relief and Development, Iraq
  • Maya al-Rahabi, Musawa – Women’s Studies Center, Syria
  • Amani Arouri, WCLAC, Palestine
  • Amina Rasul, President of Philippines Centre for Islam and Democracy (PCID), Philippines
15:30 – 16:00

Coffee Break

16:00 – 17:15

Three Parallel Sessions: Round C

Live Available

C1: (Beijing +25)

Advancing Reproductive rights as human rights, ensuring legal frameworks, listening to the needs of young people

Moderator: Karin Nilsson, Senior Manager Government Partnerships, Centre for Reproductive Rights, Sweden
Panelists:

  • Prabina Bajracharya, Center for Reproductive Rights, Nepal
  • Rafla Dellagi, President Director General of the National Family and Population Board, Tunisia
  • Catherine Nyambura, ATHENA Initiative, Kenya
  • Rym Fayala, Assistant representative UNFPA Tunisia

C2: (Local Governance)

Women breaking into politics 1: Empowering candidates, what works? An exploration of how to empower women candidates

Moderator: : Sascha Gabizon, Executive Director, Women in Europe for a Common Future
Panelists:

  • Sarah ben Said – Aswat Nissa, Tunisia
  • Nada Ibraheem al-Joubouri – Iraqi Organization for Women and Future, Iraq
  • Marija Blagojevic – Women’s Political Network, Montenegro
  • Sushila Mishra Bhatta, Deputy Mayor, Dhangadi Sub-Metropolitan City, Nepal
  • Karin Strandås, State Secretary for Gender Equality, Sweden
  • Isabelle Miron, Councillor at the City of Gatineau, Quebec, Canada

C3: (Innovation and Technology)

From online violence to safe spaces

Moderator: Salma Belhassine, Youth Leadership Programme, Tunisia
Panelists:

  • Sonali Vyas, SafetiPIn, India
  • Njeri Mathenge, Flone initiative, Kenya
  • Katarina Björkgren, Senior Advisor on Violence against Women at the Swedish Gender Equality Agency, Sweden
18:30

Troupe Nationale Tunisienne des Arts Populaires Cité de la Culture

9:00 - 10:30

Plenary Session: Beijing +25 expectations

Live Available

A poem for Beijing – Elvis M.D. Browne, Liberia

An exploration of how to respond to the rights, needs and aspirations of young people: intergenerational dialogue between key policy makers and implementers and young activists

  • Karin Strandås, State Secretary for Gender Equality, Sweden
  • Abdoulaye Mar Dieye, Assistant Secretary General, Director of the Bureau for Policy and Programme Support, UNDP
  • Bassima Hakkaoui, Minister of Family, Equality, Solidarity and Social Development, Morocco
  • Patrick Mwesigye, Ugandan Youth Forum, Uganda
  • Moneera Yassein, Inspirational young Sudanese advocate, Sudan
  • Hayfa Sdiri , Founder of Entr@crush, Tunisia
10:30 - 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00- 12:15

Three parallel sessions: Round D

Live Available
D1: (Beijing +25)

The strategic dialogue on Next Generation Gender Equality

Moderator: Yakin Erturk, Former UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, Turkey
Panelists:

  • Sonja Lokar, Executive Director of the Central and Eastern European Network for Gender Issues, Slovenia
  • Fatima Outaleb, Director, Union for Feminist Action, Morocco
  • Lana Louise Finikin, Executive Director, Sistren Theatre Collective and Community Facilitator, Jamaica
  • Passy Mubalama, Founder and Executive Director, AIDPROFEN, Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Ruby Kholifah, Country Representative, Asian Muslim Action Network, Indonesia

D2: (Local Governance)

Breaking into politics 2: Local communities supporting women candidates; alternative means of support

Moderator: Ani Zonneveld, President and Founder of Muslims for Progressive Values, Malaysia/US
Panelists:

  • Larisa Voloh, Mayor of Palanca, Moldova, and Chairperson, Women Mayors Network of the Congress of Local Authorities, Moldova
  • Janet Ricks, Visionary Young Women in Leadership, Liberia
  • Sabra Bano, Director Gender Concerns International, Head of Gender Election Observation Mission, Netherlands
  • Nadia Rahmani, Rabat, Women’s organisation of local councillors

D3:(Women, Peace and Security)

How does Civil society do Women, Peace and Security? Recognizing the need for practical tools to guide governments and multilateral institutions, and to inform civil society, this interactive session will review what tools and practical guidance exist to guide civil society engagement in the WPS agenda.

Moderator : Melinda Holmes, International Civil Society Action Network (ICAN), International
Presenters:

  • Hana Faidi, Libyan Women’s Forum, Libya
  • Abir Hajibrahim, Mobaderoon-Active Citizens in Syria, Syria
  • Stacey Schamber, International Civil Society Action Network (ICAN), International
12:15 - 13:30

Lunch

13:30 - 14:45

Three parallel sessions: Round E

Live Available

E1: (Beijing +25)

Taking forward gender equality in the Arab states region: what are the points of entry? What are the priorities for action?

Moderator: Frances Guy – Gender Advisor, Regional Bureau for Arab States, UNDP
Panelists:

  • Bouchra Belhage, Tunisian feminist and MP (head of COLIBE)
  • Asma Khader, Solidarity is Global, Jordan
  • Nehad Maaeteq, Chair, For You Libya
  • Amani Aruri, WCLAC, Palestine
  • Samar Khaled, AMNA initiative, Sudan
  • Khaled A. Mahdi, Secretary-General of the General Secretariat of the Supreme Council for Planning and Development, Kuwait

E2: (Local Governance)

Breaking into politics (3) enabling frameworks: quotas, funding, media, party legislation and guidance

Moderator: Anupama Ray, The Gender Lab, India
Panelists:

  • Hasna Ben Slimane, spokesperson for ISIE, Tunis
  • Sherif Alaa, IDEA Programme Manager Africa and West Asia, Egypt
  • Vicky-May Hamm, President Federation of Canadian Municipalities, Canada
  • Emad ElSayed Omar, former sub-editor, Reuters
  • Wafa Bani Mustapha, MP, Jordan
E3: (Beijing +25 )

The role of Parliamentarians in the lead up to the Beijing + 25

Moderator: Annika Ojala, Green party, Finland
Panelists:

  • Sonja Lokar, Executive Director of the Central and Eastern European Network for Gender Issues, Slovenia
  • Anna Falk, Swedish Gender Equality Agency, Sweden
  • Nicolette Bryan, Women’s Empowerment for Change, Jamaica
  • Kalthoum Badreddine, MP, Tunisia
  • Mariam Jashi, MP, Georgia
  • Fatma Betül Sayan Kaya, MP, former Minister of Family and Social Affairs of the Republic of Turkey
14:45 - 15:15

Coffee Break

15:15 - 16:30

Three parallel sessions: Round F

Live Available

F1: (Beijing +25)

Challenging traditional masculinities and changing power relations

Moderator: Eva Johansson, Co-chair, OECD- DAC Network on Gender Equality (GenderNet)
Panelists:

  • Rasha Abouelazm, Programme Manager, Regional Office for Arab States, UNWomen
  • Cecilia Khouma, Policy Analyst, Gender Equality Development Cooperation Directorate, OECD
  • Shereen El Feki, Regional Director, Middle East and North Africa, Promundo
  • Fidèle Rutayisire, Founder and Executive Director, Rwanda Men’s Resource Center
  • Hadeel Abdo, Programme Coordinator, Men and Women for Gender Equality Programme, Palestine
  • Imam Elie Bukuru Khalfan, Vice Secretary, Alliance of Inclusive Muslims

F2: (Beijing +25)

Transformative approaches to women’s leadership / for collective feminist leadership.

Moderator: Hadeel Qazzaz, Oxfam MENA Regional Gender Justice Coordinator
Panelists:

  • Soukeina Bouraoui, Centre of Arab Women for Training and Research (CAWTAR)
  • Rania Eghnatios and Samah El Hamaoui, RootsLab
  • Katia Uriona Gamarra, Bolivian feminist activist
  • Haneen Zeidan- RWDS, OPT
  • Violet Shivutse, Chair of the Huairou Commission

F3: (Women, Peace and security)

Women’s participation from peace-building to reconstruction to sustainable development

Moderator : Tatyana Jiteneva, Peace and Security specialist, UN Women
Panelists:

  • Ann Bernes, Ambassador for Gender Equality and coordinator of feminist foreign policy, Sweden
  • Mavic Cabrera Balleza, CEO, Global Network of Women Peacebuilders
  • Ayham Ahsan Al Maleh, United Nations Peacebuilding Support Office/Department of Peacebuilding and Political Affairs
  • Laila Alodaat, MENA Director, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom
  • Sanna Kaskeala, European Union Integrated Border Assistance Mission in Libya
  • Randi Davis, Director Gender Team, UNDP
18:00

PERIOD. : END OF SENTENCE’ Short Film from India. (26 Minutes) Cité de la Culture

9:00 - 11:30

Plenary session – Facilitated discussion on recommendations from parallel sessions on the four main themes: Beijing to Beijing +25; Gender equality for local governance transformation; Women, Peace and Security: Innovation and technology for economic empowerment.

Live Available

Facilitated by Lina Abu Habib (Women’s Learning Partnership) and one young feminist

11:30 - 12:00

Coffee break

12:00 - 13:00

Plenary Closing Session

  • Representatives of feminist movements, feminist youth movements
  • Diego Zorilla, Resident Coordinator, UN, Tunisia
  • Ann Bernes, Ambassador of gender equality and coordinator of feminist foreign policy, Sweden
  • Taieb Baccouche, Secretary General, The Arab Maghreb Union
  • H.E. Neziha Labidi, Minister of Women, Family, Childhood and Elders, Tunisia