Each year on March 8th, the United Nations’ (UN) International Women’s Day provides a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to recognise acts of courage and determination by women around the globe. It is a global day for celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.
A virtual Launching event for our publication Empowering Women in Water Diplomacy in the Middle East and North Africa: A Comparative Study of Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco and Palestine will be held on Monday, 15 March 2021, 13:00-15:00 CET.
A challenged world is an alert world. In light of the theme of International Women’s Day 2021 - Choose to Challenge - GWPSA spoke to four women working in the African water sector about the gender biases and inequalities that should be challenged.
To mark International Women’s Day 2021 – whose theme is “Choose to Challenge” – GWP Eastern Africa’s Gender Advisor, Caroline Rukundo, shared some thoughts on where gender biases exist in the water sector and how these biases can be challenged – and overcome.
Twenty-five years ago, the European Union and the Southern Mediterranean partners committed to turning the Mediterranean basin into an area of dialogue, exchange and cooperation, guaranteeing peace, stability and prosperity. The 25th anniversary of the Barcelona Declaration reminds us that a strengthened Mediterranean partnership remains a strategic imperative for the European Union, as the challenges the region continues to face require a common response. Recognising growing interdependences, the new Agenda for the Mediterranean aspires to turn common challenges into opportunities, in a mutual interest approach. Servicing these, regional cooperation efforts will continue, with the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) as a focal point, supporting sub-regional and inter-regional cooperation, including with African partners, and joint initiatives between partner countries across the board.
The concept of gender mainstreaming in water resources management is
not new, but we are not advancing at the pace we need. Why is that? How can countries accelerate progress towards gender mainstreaming in water resources management?
On the occasion of International Women's Day on 8 March, we asked 3 young female water professionals from the MENA region to share their own experience about the role of Women in Water Diplomacy, obtacles to their empowerment and what is needed in order to utilise their potential to be catalysts for peace.
Agua, mujeres, y café en español: Con mucho entusiasmo las invitamos al primer evento en español de la Comunidad de Mujeres en Agua el próximo 8 de abril.
En esta una reunión virtual -compartiendo un café- colegas de países de habla hispana intercambian opiniones sobre las oportunidades y desafíos de ser una mujer que trabaja en temas de agua. Será una gran oportunidad para conocer colegas mujeres de diferentes partes del mundo y con intereses y habilidades muy diversas.