The “EuroMediterranean Charter for equality of women and men in local life” is a tool confirming some fundamental rights of human beings. It provides to the local authorities some ethical guidelines and concrete objectives to fully achieve equality rights. Although the Charter is not binding, by signing it, Euro-Med local and regional authorities commit themselves in the path for gender justice and join the global efforts to achieve the 5th UN Sustainable Development Goal "Gender Equality".
The Charter has been drafted with the involvement of 48 Local Authorities and Civil Society Organizations from Algeria, Egypt, France, Italy, Malta, Palestine, Spain and Turkey in the framework of the project MedEquality, a development project funded by the European Union and leaded by COPPEM in partnership with Association of Palestinian Local authorities (APLA), Spanish federation of Municipalities and Provinces (FEMP), Local Council Association of Malta (LCA) and Algerian Forum for Citizenship and Modernity (FACM).
The Secretariat of the Charter and the action for its promotion and implementation is now at COPPEM charge.
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"I wish that every human life might be pure trasparent freedom."
Simone de Beauvoir
Spreading Gender Justice in European and Mediterranean Local Authorities, creating a movement of Local Governments to increase gender policies at local level.
Building a future of gender justice for all women and girls living in Euro-Med Countries.