Find more about the latest contestations of gender equality in countries across the Euro-Mediterranean region below.
16 Aug 2023
Backlash following Parliamentarians’ efforts to explicitly decriminalize same-sex intercourse
Political homophobia Religious-based discourse Sexual and reproductive health and rights Religious Leaders and/or Institutions Political Party Heads of State/Government Officials Members of Parliament Draft Law/Decree/Reform Enactment of violence (offline/online) Surveillance
30 Jun 2023
Sheikh calls for measures against LGBTIQ+ rights defenders
Anti-gender Political homophobia Religious-based discourse Statement/Publication Freedom of expression, thought, conscience and religion Freedom of assembly and association Sexual and reproductive health and rights Religious Leaders and/or Institutions
25 Jun 2022
Lebanon's Interior Minister issues a memo urging security forces to crack-down on "queer events".
Anti-gender Political homophobia Freedom from discrimination Freedom of expression, thought, conscience and religion Heads of State/Government Officials Religious Leaders and/or Institutions Other act of discrimination
30 Mar 2022
Online campaign against director of Women’s Studies Centre
Anti-feminism Conservatism Freedom from violence Highest attainable standard of physical and mental health Political Party Religious Leaders and/or Institutions Smearing campaign/Diffamation Enactment of violence (offline/online)
1 Aug 2021
Religious cleric calls women working in civil society “recruits of the UN and the West”
Religious Leaders and/or Institutions Spread of false information Hate-speech Religious-based discourse Anti-feminism Freedom from violence Freedom from discrimination Highest attainable standard of physical and mental health