Mediterranean Basin Initiative

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The countries of Southeast Europe – in particular the countries of the Western Balkans – and the North African states of Egypt, Libya, and Tunisia share much in common. All are in the process of transition from authoritarian rule to a system founded on human rights and the rule of law. Against the backdrop of a significantly changing political landscape, these countries have institutionalized equal protection for men and women under the law or are in the process of drafting constitutions to do so. Elsewhere in the Maghreb, Moroccans and Algerians need support as they establish new channels of citizen-government dialogue. Read more


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