This study focuses on finding ways to support women to fulfil their potential on the economic level. It highlights the importance of women´s participation in economy and access to leadership positions, and explains the difficulties they still face in accessing boardrooms, property, education, and the social and cultural restrictions against joining the labour force. The study emphasises the importance of supporting entrepreneurs, especially youth. It takes into account different factors that influence and enhance this participation, and how to empower women economically, by working with governments, corporations, advocacy groups and non-profit organizations.
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.