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In the last years, contestations of gender equality have risen exponentially and from a multitude of actors on both shores of the Mediterranean. EuroMed Rights' Backlashes Map aims to document these attempted and successful forms of contestations/ ‘backlashes’ to gender equality in the Middle East, North Africa and Europe.

We hope this page can provide:

  • Citizens with information on the phenomenon of backlashes, and possibility to “counteract” these via links to petitions and sharing options on social media,
  • Civil society organisations with an overall view of developments in the region, and centralised information in their advocacy and communication efforts,
  • Decision-makers with an overall view of the developments in the region, including the scale of the phenomenon, with easily accessible data to be used in reports and various documentation,
  • Journalists with trustworthy, regularly updated information on ongoing backlashes and developments in the region.