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PalFest, a travelling cultural festival in Palestine

The Palestine Festival of Literature will be held in Gaza from the 4th to the 9th of May with a closing event in Cairo on the 9th. PalFest is an annual, travelling cultural festival. The festival also aims at bringing Palestinian and international artists together for audiences across Palestine. For further information www.palfest.org

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Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean – Working for youth

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean participated at the Ninth Dubai International Humanitarian Aid & Development Conference & Exhibition – DIHAD, in Dubai (1-3 April, 2012). The theme for the DIHAD 2012 Conference was The Role and Importance of Youth in Humanitarian Assistance and Developmen. PAM was represented by Hon. Najima Thay Thay Rhozali, former Member of Parliament and Secretary of State ...

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Launch of the Mediterranean Migration Network

What are the common challenges faced by EU member states in the Mediterranean region? How can EU member states better learn from each other? These and other key issues will be addressed by the newly-established Mediterranean Migration Network (MMN). The network’s aim is to promote collaboration and exchange of ideas and practices among public and private stakeholders that are active in ...

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Eight priotities for the Cyprus Presidency – Gender Equality

The European Women’s Lobby (EWL) has published its eight priorities for the Cypriot Presidency in the area of gender equality. On July 1st 2012, the Presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU) will pass from Denmark to Cyprus. The European Women’s Lobby calls on the forthcoming Cypriot Presidency to be a driving force for women’s rights in Europe especially ...

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World Bank 2012 Report, Gender Equality & Development

This year’s “World Development Report: Gender Equality and Development” argues that gender equality is a core development objective in its own right. It is also smart economics. Greater gender equality can enhance productivity, improve development outcomes for the next generation, and make institutions more representative. The Report also focuses on four priority areas for policy going forward: 1)    reducing excess ...

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5th Spring Festival, Egypt & Lebanon

The 5th Edition of the Spring Festival will be held in Cairo, Alexandria, Minya, Assiut, Beirut and Tripoli simultaneously from the 20th April to the 14th of May 2012. The Festival is organised by Culture Resource in cooperation with Shams Association. It will bring together a wide range of the most prominent contemporary artists from Europe, Central Asia, the Arab ...

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