The Thessaloniki Seminar on Gender, Media and Human Rights, 28-29 June 2017, is co-organised by Symbiosis- School of Political Studies and the Journalists’ Association of Macedonia and Thrace (ESIEMTh), an EFJ affiliate. The event is under the aegis of the Secretariat for Human Rights, MoJ and is supported by the Council of Europe, Division of Policy Planning.
The Seminar aims at promoting dialogue on gender and democratic governance through the protection and promotion of human rights and the rule of law, including on migrant and refugee women. Gender Equality and Violence against Women has being recognized as priority areas for the European Union and the Council of Europe. During the presentations relevant standards, mechanisms and innovative practices will be made available in setting-up and running institutions and structures, assessing and developing new legislation, exchanging promising practices, raising awareness and transferring knowledge and skills and establishing formal and informal networks. Participants will come from the national and local authorities, civil society, academia and media.
The EFJ will be represented by Pamela Morinière.