New edition of "Women Leaders of Tomorrow" programme launched in Tunisia | Tunisia News Gazette

New edition of “Women Leaders of Tomorrow” programme launched in Tunisia

A new edition of the Belgian programme Women Leaders of Tomorrow was launched on February 22 in Tunisia.

Led by the Belgian Actions in the Mediterranean (AIM) association, the programme aims to strengthen parity in decision-making positions, AIM President and Founder Simone Susskind said at a press conference in Tunis.

According to the programme, some 60 Tunisian women aged between 20 and 40 and candidates for the municipal elections will benefit from a support before and after the elections by preparing them to become stakeholders in their municipalities’ lives, Susskind explained.

In this respect, they will also benefit from a four-day training provided by a four-coach team made up of 1 Tunisian, 2 Moroccans and 1 Belgian, she added.

The training will notably focus on the gender issue, leadership and citizen participation in political life, the same source added.

A second set of training will be conducted in March, she indicated, stressing that these women will be accompanied after the elections in their political activities.

They will further benefit from personalised coaching to help them reconcile work and personal life, conduct personal development actions and strengthen their political capacities, Susskind pointed out.

A call for participation had been launched in November 2017, she recalled pointing out that 60 candidates have been chosen out of 150 presented through Tunisian associations and organisations (Enda inter-Arabe, CAWTAR, Women and Leadership).

The previous editions of this programme, implemented in Belgium since 2014, took place in other Arab countries namely Morocco and Algeria, the same source indicated, announcing that the forthcoming editions will be held in other countries including Palestine and Mauritania.

This programme is supported by Belgium’s Federal Public Service Foreign Affairs, the Wallonia-Brussels Federation, the International Organisation of La Francophie, and the Dutch Green Foundation.

It is led by the Belgian AIM association that was founded in 1955 with the aim to implement initiatives of dialogue, conflict resolution and enhancing human rights between peoples notably between Europe and Southern Mediterranean countries.

Source: TAP News Agency

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