20 February 2013

North Africa: European MPs Back Maghreb Women's Rights

The European Parliament on Tuesday (February 19th) concluded a study on the current situation of women in Tunisia, Libya, Egypt and Morocco, ANSA reported. The report calls on the EU to boost the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership Initiative, with a focus on gender equality and the participation of women in politics.

"We call on those countries to enact unequivocal constitutional reform recognising the political, economic and social rights of women, banning all forms of discrimination, and guaranteeing gender equality in their penal codes and social security systems," MP and report co-author Silvia Costa said.

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