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Mobilizing the local actors in order to enhance women’s entrepreneurship in Algiers

13.03.2017 / Created by (EMWF)
Mobilizing the local actors in order to enhance women’s entrepreneurship in Algiers

Women’s occupation is still limited in Algeria, while women’s entrepreneurship represents an opportunity to improve women’s access to the labour market and to enhance women’s contribution to the country’s development.

For this reason, the Association des femmes en économie verte (Association of Women in Green Economy) - AFEV has chosen to analyse the barriers which impede women to create their own enterprises and the initiatives taken by the local institutions to promote women’s entrepreneurship. In order to do so, and since January 2017, AFEV is collecting data in collaboration with the local authorities and some public institutions which support companies run by women and through meeting women entrepreneurs. AFEV’s action will focus on the municipalities of Algiers-Centre and Bouzaréah and explore the obstacles which women have to fight to launch their own business.

The result of this mobilization action will be a diagnosis on the state of play of women’s entrepreneurship in Algeria, including statistics in the target region, and a project aimed at supporting women’s enterprises which will be designed in a collective manner. The findings of the diagnosis will be discussed and enriched in a conference which will be celebrated with the participation of local elected representatives from the wilaya of Algiers.

AFEV has been selected through a call for proposals promoted by the Foundation as part the project "Strengthening the capacities of actors working for gender equality" funded by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development. AFEV is one of the 7 associations which is engaged in favour of women’s rights which will coordinate a local cluster of gender equality actors© in 2017.

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European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMed)
Women Against Violence (WAV)
Association Feminine de Lutte contre le Violence à l'Egard de la Femme et de l'Enfant (AFLCVF)
Malta Confederation of Women's Organisations - MCWO
Mada for Citizenship and Development
Association Voix d'Ève (AVE)
Association club de le jeune fille pour la formation à l'action de développement
Nahda Association
Gender and Sexuality Resource Center. Arab Foundation for Freedoms and Equality
2 RIVES TV (Lyon TV Cable)
Tubas Charitable Society
Regional Center for Dialogue and Mediation (RCMD)
Youth Today Association for Development
Réseau Doustourna
Abdulhakeq Al Barghazi
Venus Association for the culture and arts
Zhour Bouzidi
Gender Alternatives Foundation (GAF)
Salama's Friends
Adéquations
Nisreen Alami
Youth & Women Empowerment Forum
Association El Ghaith
Abou Fadhl Mohamad Bahlouli
French Coordination for the European Women's Lobby (C.L.E.F.)
Association Karama of Arab Family (AKFA)
Femmes Informations Juridiques Internationales Rhône-Alpes (FIJI-RA)
Nisaa Network
Journalists Without Borders (JWB)
University of Sousse
Children of Female Prisoners Association
Faize Foundation
Sami Zouari
Cooperation Association
Morgan Sigl Fertilhanges
Genre en Action

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