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Tunisian girls celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Arab Spring, Thursday, Jan.14, 2016 in Tunis. Tunisian teachers, activists and political parties have joined to celebrate five years since protesters drove out their autocratic president and ushered in a democratic era. The crowd at Thursday’s rally included families of those killed in weeks of protests against President Zine el Abidine Ben Ali, who fled on Jan. 14, 2011. (AP Photo/Riadh Dridi)

About women on the frontline

Women on the Frontline (WoF) launched in 2013, following and building upon the great hopes and aspirations that arose from the Arab uprisings of 2011. The programme was initiated by Hivos, in cooperation with PwC, Oxfam and the Institute for War & Peace Reporting (IWPR). WoF was conceived as an umbrella programme for long-term investment in building the capacities of civil society organisations that work towards peace, security and advancing political participation of women and gender equality in seven Middle East and North Africa countries: Syria, Libya, Yemen, Iraq, Tunisia, Egypt and Bahrain.

To learn more about Women on the Frontline visit: www.womenonthefrontline.eu