Why the EU Should put Women Front and Centre of its New Agenda for the Southern Mediterranean

 

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The European Commission’s latest effort to re-imagine relations with countries in the Southern Mediterranean1 is a welcome development. Twenty five years after the Barcelona Declaration, with its ground-breaking commitment to a comprehensive Euro-Mediterranean partnership, and ten years after unfulfilled hopes of change raised by the Arab Spring, there is a compelling need for a stronger EU effort to work with its Southern Mediterranean neighbours, giving priority to the region’s immense climate change challenge.

 

Commentary by Shada Islam & Cleopatra Kitti