Since 2020, 17 women have participated in the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum to build consensus on a unified governance framework and agreements to restore Libya's sovereignty and the democratic legitimacy of its institutions, including national elections initially scheduled for December 2021.
Tunisia is seen as a leader in women's rights in the Arab world. However, some say electoral reforms introduced by President Kais Saied, the President of Tunisia since 2019, have made it more difficult for female candidates to run for office. At the same time, he has announced his commitment to women's representation, appointing the Arab world's first female Prime Minister, Najla Bouden Romdhane, and a woman as Chief of Staff, his closest and most powerful aide.
NATO and WPS
This Workshop is in line with NATO’s approach as expressed in the 2022 Strategic Concept, where the crosscutting importance of integrating the Women, Peace and Security agenda across NATO core tasks is emphasized.
Its relevance has been expressed by NATO on several other occasions. In the Madrid Summit Declaration, issued by NATO Heads of State and Government participating in the meeting of the North Atlantic Council in 2022, it was declared that a robust Women, Peace and Security agenda, incorporating gender perspectives, is to be advanced across NATO.
This event is co-organized with the Union of the Mediterranean Universities (UNIMED). Members of the Arab Women Organizations (AWO) and members of Universities from UNIMED Tunisia and Libya will actively participate to the workshop.