The situation of women in the Euro-Mediterranean region

This report will be presented at the 2015 Euromed Summit of Social and Economic Council and Similar Institutions and is the result of the commitment of the Euromed Follow-Up Committee to women issues in the region.

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is fully aware of the varying circumstances in different countries in the Mediterranean region. It is particularly aware of the conflict and instability affecting many southern Mediterranean countries. The EESC calls on the European Commission (EC) and governments of the countries of the Euro-Mediterranean region to develop shared solutions to these challenges – including poverty, economic challenges, conflict and terrorism – which are resulting in unacceptable suffering, especially among women.

The central role that women play in the process of democratisation during transitional periods, when drafting national constitutions and when reforming current laws must be safeguarded and sustained through good governance in order to prevent setbacks in gender equality.


Administrator in charge: Mr Georges Henry Carrard|


Composition of the Study Group



Report on the situation of women in the Euro-Mediterranean region