Women network


Women network, founded in 2004, is an international network of women representatives of local authorities, associations and NGOs, research institutions and universities. The headquarter is located in the city of Forlì, in the offices of the European Projects and International Relations Department of the Municipality. The main goal is to promote equal opportunities between women and men and to contribute to the promotion of cultural differences and gender culture. It aims at promoting the women empowerment improving to produce an increase of the female presence in the local, regional and national governments. Women network aims at promoting a culture that valorize the knowledge, women’s skills and equal opportunities and encouraging the implementation of the agreements on equal treatment, equal pay and non-discrimination with regard to work and social security. It promotes moreover the building of welfare policies, and social safety nets for disadvantaged women. It is focused on a particular European area, East and South Europe. Women network joined  various European, regional and national projects, like a project on Gender resources centres for orientation and professional qualification of socially excluded women in Albania and Montenegro, the project Fair trade fair place – cofunded by Emilia-Romagna Region, as the project Income edge –improvement of incomes and living conditions for small producers in the Gaza Strip. Within Shaping fair cities, Women network and the Municipality of Forlì will be transnational coordinator for the implementation of SDG n°5, which aims to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.