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Launching of the Women's Economic Empowerment Forum

18.12.2017 / Created by (EMWF)
Launching of the Women's Economic Empowerment Forum

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. 


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Palestinian Youth Association for Leadership and Rights Activation (PYALARA)
Psycho Social Counseling Center for Women (PSCCW)
Europeans Without Borders
Benno pour reussir
Association Femmes en Communication (FEC)
Nahda Association for Relief and development
Jordanian Journalist Association
Zouhair Gassim
KAFA (enough) Violence and Exploitation
Human Development Network
Permanent Peace Movement (PPM)
Association of Organisations of Mediterranean Businesswomen (AFAEMME)
University of Manouba Tunisia
Association club de le jeune fille pour la formation à l'action de développement
YEFL Young Egyptian Feminists League
Infakto Research Workshop
Wafaa Ziti
Women & Cinema
Gender Alternatives Foundation (GAF)
iJMA3, The Arab ICT Organization
Association Anaout pour la femme et l'enfant
Forum for Professionals fighting against Family Honor Crimes in the Palestinian society in Israel
Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies (MIGS)
Laboratoire de Recherche sur les rapports sociaux et les représentations socioculturelles dans l'espace méditerranéen
União de Mulheres Alternativa e Resposta
For You Libya Group
Nazra for Feminist Studies
Association 100% Mamans
NAWF Women Entrepreneurs
March Lebanon Association
Fédération de la Ligue Démocratique des Droits des Femmes (FLDDF) de Ouarzazate
Djerba Solidarity & Development Association
International Observatory of Human Rights
Mediterranean Observatory of Communication (OMEC)
Elham Ibrahim Younis Abdelaal
Palestinian Businesswomen's Association ASALA

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