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Discussing gender-policy responses in the MENA region

15.07.2021 / Created by (EMWF)

On June 30, the round table “COVID-19 in the MENA region: What Gender Policy Responses Do We Need?” brought experts together to explore the inclusive gender responses needed for a better future for women and communities in the region.

 The discussion was organised by Womenpreneur Initiative, a member of our network, together with Sanad Entrepreneurship Academy.

Participants offered all kinds of insights regarding gender policy responses that can be adopted by decision-makers in the MENA region to inform evidence-based policies with the goal of promoting gender-inclusive economic, public, and social policies that empower women in both the public and private spheres.

Dr. Meritxell Joan Rodríguez, Manager of the EuroMed Women’s Foundation’s Secretariat, talked about how civil society organizations have taken action for gender equality and civil rights issues during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Dr. Ashraf Mahate, Chief Economist at Dubai Industries and Exports, talked about the importance of creating opportunities that allow women to enter into the global marketplace.

Dr. Shima Barakat, Entrepreneur and Director of the Entrepreneurship for Sustainability Programme at Cambridge University, talked about the role of academic institutions in addressing gender inequalities in the workspace and for economic participation.

Dr. Gaëlle Ferrant from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation & Development talked about how the OECD works to boost women’s economic empowerment in the MENA region.

The round table was moderated by Chiraz BensemmaneFounder of Pitch World Fast.

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Mediterranean Network against Trafficking Women (MNATW)
Youth and Development Consultancy Institute (Etijah)
Women'  s Solidarity Fund (WSF)
The School Girls of Azaghar Foundation
Saba Hamlet for Gender Equality
Centre de Recherches, d'Etude de Documentation et d'Information sur la Femme, CREDIF
CIHEAM Istituto Agronomico Mediterraneo
Cork Feminista
Mixité et Gouvernance en Méditerranée
The Association of Women and Community for Comprehensive Development in Tiba
Adina Mocanu
Fédération de la Ligue Démocratique pour les Droits des Femmes (FLDDF Injad Beni Mellal)
Hajar Foundation for Community Development
Assocaition des Femmes Chefs d'Entreprises du Maroc (AFEM)
Association BALODIREN
Alternative Movement for Individual Freedoms M.A.L.I.
Centre ADHUC—Teoria, Gènere, Sexualitat
Anne Laure Humbert
Faculté de droit et de science politique Aix Marseille Université
Femmes-Education Arts-Médiation (FEDAM)
Intissar Bendjabellah
Nahda Association for Relief and development
Human Development Network
Isha L'Isha - Haifa Feminist Center
International Observatory of Human Rights
The Lebanese Association of Women Researchers - Bahithat
Libya Women's Forum
Tubas Charitable Society
Silvia Gagliardi
Forum de Femmes Méditerranée (FFM)
Regional Center for Dialogue and Mediation (RCMD)
Myriem Narjis
Women'  s Centre for Legal Aid and Counselling
Ministry of Women , Family and Children
Portuguese Platform for Women'   s Rights - PpDM (Plataforma Portuguesa para os Direitos das Mulheres)

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