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NEDWA 2019

Within a growing landscape of movements for sexuality, gender and bodily rights in the MENA region, we are pleased to present NEDWA’s theme for 2019: “Stronger Roots for Stronger Alliances”.

We believe that the basis of any strong movement lies in its roots. NEDWA will be drawing from the MENA region’s successes and best practices to feed into our movements’ resilience, protective mechanisms, collective care, and communal healing. Secure roots empower resilient and far-reaching branches through which the work can flourish and bear its fruits. Our branches are our alliances; they carry our voice and allow us to persist in the face of great adversity.

Conference Dates: 27, 28 and 29 September, 2019.

Pre- conference date: 26 September, 2019.

Location:  Will be announced to attendees upon acceptance.

This year, applications will be abstract based.

Abstracts can be used in a panel, workshop or posters. You could also be asked to work with someone who’s abstract falls under the same theme.

You may fill out the application in Arabic, English, or French. However, the spoken language during the conference will be Arabic
Deadline to submit the application: 09 June 2019
For further information, kindly email us at nedwa@afemena.org

In order to reach out for more people, NEDWA is introducing its new system:

Conference Packages:

  • 3 days conference access without accommodation 60USD/day including: Lunch, 2 coffee breaks and dinner.
  • 3 days conference access + 1 pre-conference day without accommodation 60USD/day including: Lunch, 2 coffee breaks and dinner.
  • Single room accommodation + breakfast 120 USD/day.
  • Twin room accommodation + breakfast 80 USD/day.

Once application is received, we will send the money transfer details.

Click here to apply!


If you need to apply for partial or full scholarship, kindly click on the following link:

An accepted abstract does not guarantee the scholarship.

Click here to apply.

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