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Campaign on Gender Equality and the EU Accession Process

Women’s Rights Center and the partners in the regional Action “Furthering Gender Equality through the EU Accession process”, launched a video campaign about gender equality and the EU accession process. Seemingly, two different topics, but the videos aim to explain the important connection and how gender equality can be advanced through the EU accession process.

One doesn’t often hear the terms Gender Equality and EU accession process in one sentence. When speaking about EU accession, we often talk about complex reforms in many areas. These reforms guarantee that the candidate countries have a stable and democratic government that respects the rule of law and its corresponding freedoms and institution and this also includes the principle of gender equality. Gender equality is a fundamental value of the EU and as such must be streamlined in the EU Accession processes.

As part of the video campaign, there are two short educational videos aiming to explain how gender equality can be advanced through the EU accession process tackles the topic of what is gender equality, what is the EU accession process and why gender equality is important in the EU Accession process.

The second video elaborates on why furthering gender equality is important for all of us and what we can do to advance it.

Besides Montenegro, the campaign is taking place in four other Western Balkan  countries: North Macedonia, Albania, Kosovo, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

This campaign is part of the Action “Furthering gender equality through the EU Accession Process”, funded by the European Union and co-funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), implemented by Reactor – Research in Action (North Macedonia), The Kvinna till Kvinna Foundation (North Macedonia Office), Kosovo Women’s Network (Kosovo), Albanian Women’s Empowerment Network (AWEN) (Albania), Rights for All (Bosnia and Herzegovina), and Women’s Rights Centre (Montenegro).

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