As part of the MENA-OECD Competitiveness Programme, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) launched the Women’s Economic Empowerment Forum that took place on the 7th and 8th of October 2017 in Cairo, Egypt. More than 200 participants from 22 countries, including many ministerial delegations, representatives of international and regional organizations, of civil society, the private sector and the world of academia took part in this two-day event.
The Foundation was represented on this occasion by its vice-president, Ms. Nathalie Pilhes, who spoke on the reconciliation between work and family life for women, a subject at the heart of the political debate in Europe.
The purpose of this event was to achieve a better understanding of the full range of challenges facing women in the MENA region, and identifying the right policy measures to empower these women so that they can contribute fully to their countries’ economies and societies.
The Forum opened with the release of the new OECD publication: Women’s Economic Empowerment in Selected MENA Countries: The Impact of Legal Frameworks in Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia. This report examines how current legal provisions in these countries are impacting women’s ability to fully participate in economic life.
For more information, make sure to check out the documents and the link below.
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 Foreign Affairs and International Development 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.