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Euro-mediterranean human rights network (EMHRN)

The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network (EMHRN) is a network of 82 human rights organisations, institutions and individuals based in 30 countries in the Euro-Mediterranean region. It was established in 1997 in response to the Barcelona Declaration and to the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership. The secretariat is based in Copenhagen with a branch office in Brussels and project officers based in Rabat and Amman. The mission of the EMHRN is to promote and strengthen human rights and democratic reform within the framework of the Barcelona process and EU-Arab cooperation frameworks. The Network seeks to develop and strengthen partnerships between NGOs in the EuroMed region and to facilitate the development of human rights mechanisms.

Key values that guide and shape the Network include the fundamental indivisibility and universality of human rights; the respect for the rule of international law; the fundamental value of freedom of expression, assembly and association; the importance of civil society in the promotion and protection of human rights; the gender equality and the importance of promoting the rights of women; the intercultural approaches to human rights as well as dialogue and the promotion of intercultural understanding.

Address : Vestergade 16, 2nd floor
DK-1456 Copenhagen K Denmark
Phone : +45 32 64 17 00
Fax : +45 32 64 17 01
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Achieving gender equality in the Euro-Mediterranean region : change is possible and necessary

In 2002 the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network (EMHRN) issued a report on Integration of Women’s Rights from the Middle East and North Africa into the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership. It provided a context for understanding the dynamics that hinder and promote women’s rights in the region. The current report Achieving gender equality in the Euro-Mediterranean region : change is possible and necessary revisits the key areas of discrimination against gender equality: family laws, penal and (...) read

date of on-line publication : 14 November 2006

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