This study points out the challenges that women in poverty pockets in Al-Mafraq (Jordan) face on the economic level. It highlights the participation of women in small enterprises and discusses the ways in which the socio-economic status of these women could be improved. Indeed, it focuses on specific aspects like providing grants; the development of small business and building women´s capacities and leadership skills through different courses. The study is conducted through a qualitative research approach, with data collected through discussion groups and individual in-depth interviews.
This platform is part of the Axis 1 "Strengthening the capacities of equality actors" of the Priority Solidarity Fund "Women for the future in the Mediterranean" funded by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and led by the European Institute of the Mediterranean, in the framework of the project “Developing Women's Empowerment” labelled by the Union for the Mediterranean.