This Portal was created by the Collective for Research and Training on Development - Action (CRTD.A) and is devoted to the creation, harvesting, sharing and dissemination of resources, information, analysis, materials and links related to women’s economic rights, participation and empowerment. The information in this Portal is available in both Arabic and English.
The Portal specializes in women’s economic rights and entitlements and women’s economic participation. It is based on a conceptual understanding of women’s economic empowerment as the right to have voice, the right to participate, the right to organize, the right to decide and the right to be recognized as an economic actor and decision maker. The definition is also based on the framing of state and other social institutions and duty bearers and as entities that are accountable to women as citizens.
The portal is part of the Independent Resource and Information Services (IRIS) which is a knowledge generation and dissemination unit at CRTDA. IRIS manages three internet knowledge platforms:
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.