EFI-RCSO

Regional Civil Society Observatory

Regional Civil Society Observatory RCSO

Combating Violence against Women in the Southern Mediterranean Region

 EFI VAWG

Launching Of The Regional Index On VAWG

The Regional Civil Society Observatory

RCSO on Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) is an independent civil society mechanism aims essentially to follow up on the implementation of the 4th Union for Mediterranean (UfM) Ministerial Declaration on strengthening the role of Women in Society, particularly in the area of VAWG, Women, Peace and Security (WPS) and Preventing Violent Extremism (PVE).

KEY Highlights

7% of women declared domestic

7% of women declared domestic violence is acceptable if a wife argues az her husband.

The human rights of women

The human rights of women and of the
girl-child are an inalienable, integral and
an indivisible part of universal human rights"
The Vienna Declaration and Program of Action

20% of women declared domestic

20% of women declared domestic violence is acceptable if a wife leaves the house without informing her husband.

Index

The index provides a global documentation on laws, public policies and services related to VAWG and WPS and the alignment with international law and women´s rights instruments. 7 countries are covered by the index which are: Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Morocco, Tunisia.

Algeria

Information under “Algeria” are presented to cover all indicators and are updated annually. The last time updated was in February 2021.

Egypt

Information under “Egypt” are presented to cover all indicators and are updated annually. The last time updated was in February 2021.

Jordan

Information under “ Jordan” are presented to cover all indicators and are updated annually. The last time updated was in February 2021.

Lebanon

Information under “Lebanon” are presented to cover all indicators and are updated annually. The last time updated was in February 2021.

Morocco

Information under “Morocco” are presented to cover all indicators and are updated annually. The last time updated was in February 2021.

Palestine

Information under “Palestine” are presented to cover all indicators and are updated annually. The last time updated was in February 2021.

Tunisia

Information under “Tunisia” are presented to cover all indicators and are updated annually. The last time updated was in February 2021.
Algeria

Algeria

Information under “Algeria” are presented to cover all indicators and are updated annually. The last...
Egypt

Egypt

Information under “Egypt” are presented to cover all indicators and are updated annually. The last...
Jordan

Jordan

Information under “ Jordan” are presented to cover all indicators and are updated annually. The...
Lebanon

Lebanon

Information under “Lebanon” are presented to cover all indicators and are updated annually. The last...
Morocco

Morocco

Information under “Morocco” are presented to cover all indicators and are updated annually. The last...
Palestine

Palestine

Information under “Palestine” are presented to cover all indicators and are updated annually. The last...
Tunisia

Tunisia

Information under “Tunisia” are presented to cover all indicators and are updated annually. The last...

News

Expert Group Meeting - Regional Index on VAWG

On-line Regional Policy Dialogue “Combating Violence Against Women and Girls and Strengthening Women´s Rights in the Context of Covid-19 pandemic”

Launching of Regional Index on VAWG by the Regional Civil Society Observatory on VAWG Online

Launching Of The Regional Index On VAWG

EFI LIBRARY

The legislative portal is developed to provide access to constitutions, national laws and public policies that are relevant to women rights and gender equality. It also includes the international agreements that are signed and ratified by the studied South Mediterranean countries.  you can find: law of family rights, laws that are specific for eliminating Violence against Women, penal code, personal status law, nationality law, family code, labour law, the anti-trafficking law.

The database is updated biannually, in line with legislative changes in each country.