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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10785 Berlin

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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

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27.01.2021

The current faces of Arab feminism

It was young Arab women who mainly drove the events that led to the so-called Arab Spring. They demanded socioeconomic justice and mobilised protesters. On the frontlines, they paid the highest price for their activism, risking rape, imprisonment and even death – by marching. They built cross-regional solidarities, graffitied, tweeted, blogged, facebooked and instagramed.

Most of these women were cyber-activists unaffiliated with any prominent women’s organisations. Their participation added an important dimension to demands for dignity, freedom and justice: No one is free when Arab women are treated as second-class citizens. Young Arab feminists see women’s rights first and foremost as human and citizenship rights. As the Spring passed, these activists continued their struggle and defined its future course. This generation learned, as others before them, that when men fight for liberation they only want it for themselves, not for women.

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