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.