Events

Events

03.11.2020

Young Progressive Voices from the MENA Region Advocate for Security Through Regional Cooperation

In 2019, the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) and the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) selected a distinguished group of progressive young…


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24.09.2020

Global Green Deals Forum

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04.09.2020

Online Debate Series - Until debt tear us apart? #10Y_ArabSpring

In this online debate series, the Friedrich Ebert Foundation and the German Development Institute invite experts to discuss how international…


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Disrupted: How COVID-19 is affecting societies across the MENA region

The COVID-19 pandemic will become the defining event of this decade.


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12.06.2020

A webinar on "Care Roles in Arab Media"

Under its regional Political Feminism project, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) is honored to invite you to a webinar on “Care Roles in Arab Media”…


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28.04.2020

The Role of Youth and Civil Society in Shaping the MENA Energy Transition – Projections on COVID19 Recovery Opportunities

The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung discussed on the 28th of April how to lead a transition to renewable energy and migrate away from the regional dependency…


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02.04.2020

Transformation Processes of Energy Companies - Application to Jordan

The Beirut Debates series focusses on the role of regional actors in local conflicts.


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29.01.2020

Peace and Security Project Launched its new Beirut Debates conference series

The Beirut Debates series focusses on the role of regional actors in local conflicts.


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21.01.2020

Events in London and Washington discuss latest FES Iran publication

The conversation covered critical reflections on the implications of sanctions for Iran’s domestic and foreign policy, the objectives of US policy…


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16.01.2020

FES Maghreb Dialogue: “From Law and Order to Human Security: A Political Approach to Border Security in the Maghreb”

The conference brought together members of civil society from Morocco, Algeria, Libya and Tunisia.


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Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung

Department for Middle East and North Africa
FES Berlin
Hiroshimastraße 28
10785 Berlin

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Blog

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Our FES experts, partners and guest contributors from Rabat to Teheran and from Beirut to Khartoum will share their insights from the ground and offer food for thought as we jointly attempt to understand the repercussions of the protests started in this region 10 years ago. More

Publications

27.01.2021

Care work and the Pandemic – Policy Brief

The feminization, invisibilization, and undervaluation of care work are three factors that contribute in major ways to the precarity of women’s lives and livelihoods. In order to counter the essentialization and limiting of gender roles that reproduce inequalities between men and women, we must advocate for fair policies that seek to challenge the rigid division between the “public” and “private” spheres.

This policy brief will go over this division as it operates in current understandings of care work in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, and as it informs social protection design. The brief will also recommend measures that strive for gender equity, and equal valuation of and opportunities for work.

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