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EuroMed Women for Dialogue Forum kicks off

By JT - Sep 11,2019 - Last updated at Sep 11,2019

The forum aims at encouraging women’s role as agents for the promotion of intercultural dialogue in the Euro-Mediterranean region (Photo courtesy of EuroMed Women Facebook page)

AMMAN — The EuroMed Women for Dialogue Forum 2019, organised by the Anna Lindh Euro-Mediterranean Foundation, kicked off in Amman on Wednesday in the presence of HRH Princess Rym, president of the Jordan Media Institute (JMI). 

During the inauguration ceremony for the two-day event, which is held in cooperation with UNESCO, UN Women and the European Commission, Princess Rym highlighted the important role of the foundation in supporting women and enhancing their roles in society, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

In this regard, the Princess noted that many women have proven ability to run leading positions, referring to the role of the media in perpetuating this concept and overcoming misconceptions against women. 

She added that the JMI seeks to enhance women’s participation in the media and journalism field, noting that the number of female journalists who graduated from the institute outweighs the number of male graduates. 

Elisabeth Guigou, president of the foundation, expressed her institution’s commitment to supporting women and programmes that defend gender equality. 

Guigou noted that the foundation’s plan for the next stage includes providing training for 100,000 young men and women who represent various cultures in the Mediterranean region, on women’s empowerment and means to enhance their role in society. 

The meeting aims at encouraging women’s role as agents for the promotion of intercultural dialogue in the Euro-Mediterranean region, as well as discussing the prevailing gender stereotypes that prevent women from full participation in their societies, according to www.euneighbours.eu.

The forum will take the Final Declaration of the Union for Mediterranean Ministerial Conference on Strengthening the Role of Women in Society (Cairo, 2017) and the progress report following the Union for the Mediterranean Regional Dialogue on Women Empowerment (Barcelona, 2017) as starting points for the conversation, the website added.

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