5-6 JUNE 2018 / Tour & Taxis / Brussels

Who defines our identity? Advocating for women leaders in the culture sector

Exploring best practices to empower women through culture and arts and promote an inclusive society in the Neighbourhood South

Brainstorming lab
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
16:15 to 17:30

There is a proliferation of programmes addressing women's rights and their empowerment in their respective societies but hardly any address their place in culture development. Women play an important role in the development of the culture sector in Mediterranean countries in contexts of serious discrimination. There is need for improving their positioning as policy makers, trendsetters, entrepreneurs and artists. This need is even more pressing when one considers that gender, culture and rights intersect and cultural rights also affects who in the community holds the power to define its collective identity. Med Culture will explore how to contribute further to women empowerment in the sector based on good practices at international level.

Organised by


Zeinab Arteil
Med Culture Technical Assistance
Christiane Dabdoub Nasser
Med Culture Technical Assistance