Report: WSCF-E at “Gender Equality Matters” seminar by Council of Europe

June 9th, 2016 4:04 pm

Salma picSalma Charaf is recently elected WSCF Vice-Chairperson. Raised  in Morocco, in an open-minded Russian-Moroccan family, Salma is currently based in Paris, and represents SCM France. She also represents WSCF at UNESCO. Ms Charaf is a student of International Relations and Management.

 

Gender Equality seminar, held at the European Youth Center (Council of Europe) in Strasbourg from 1st until 3rd June, was a great opportunity for representatives of different European organizations to meet and to share experiences and thoughts on this very important topic.

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This seminar has gathered participants from 21 countries and has been a center of discussion and learning represented by people who are professionals in this field, such as the speakers that has shared their presentations, but also the participants who also work on gender quality issues in their own countries.

The objective of this seminar was to understand and to explore the meaning of gender equality, and more precisely to understand it in the context of youth environment. The idea of the seminar was to organize an intercultural non-formal educational youth activities taking in account gender equality policies of the Council of Europe.

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The workshops have helped to understand how current practices in the youth department apply gender equality and gender mainstreaming, what are the new tools, and what are the new guidelines that would help a youth organization to develop its gender equality policy.

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As for me, this seminar has helped me to understand better the topic, it also gave me the opportunity to share about WSCF’s work on gender equality, and share the latest activities and conferences that we have organized on the topic. Ialso appreciate a lot the opportunity to get acquainted with participants, to learn about their organizations, and to exchange contacts for our further cooperation.

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