Euro Mediterranean Human Rights Network

Euro Mediterranean Human Rights Network

MIGS became a member of the Euromed Human Rights Network (EMHRN), following the Network’s General Assembly that took place in December 2008.  The EMHRN was established in 1997 in response to the Barcelona Declaration and the establishment of the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership.  It represents over 80 human rights organizations based in 30 countries in the Euromed region.

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 facilitate development of human rights mechanisms, disseminate the values of human rights and generating capacity in this regard.

MIGS is a member of the Working Group on Gender and Women’s Rights which aims to contribute to the full implementation of human rights values and international standards relating to women’s rights and the achievement of gender equality in the Euro-Mediterranean region so that men and women can enjoy equal human rights and participate on equal terms in the development of their societies. It works on promotion of equality, through mainstreaming and institutionalizing a gender-based approach as a mechanism for achieving gender equality. This includes enhancing knowledge of gender mainstreaming and the capacity of NGOs to integrate it into daily work, promoting cooperation between women’s rights and human rights organizations and networks to promote gender equality within their organizations, increase awareness about gender discrimination in the region and monitor public policies in this regard, in particular the Ministerial Conclusions on Strengthening the Role of Women in Society , which is commonly referred to Istanbul Plan of Action (IPA).

For more information please visit www.euromedrights.net.