To help address the issues around female economic rights and participation in the Middle East and North Africa, HANDS is pleased to announce the launch of a two year program, Activating the Private Sector for Women’s Economic Rights in Egypt, Tunisia, and Morocco, funded by United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF). The initiative will involve training and dialogue with civil society, government, and policymakers.

Three outcomes are expected. First, we aim to increase awareness of the private sector in the three target countries about the importance and benefits of securing economic inclusion and equality of women in the sector and overall economy. We also seek to increase the will and ability of private sector companies to implement practical actions to improve the economic participation of women and inform stakeholders about lessons learned and helpful strategies and measures to be taken. Finally, we anticipate increased information sharing, support, and constructive dialogue activated regionally and locally between the private sector, civil society, and government to support scaling up efforts and new initiatives for further improving women’s economic rights in the region.

The main activities include regional training and networking, country-level training, networking, and practical activity implementation, and information sharing and constructive dialogue to inform future strategies and activities.

We’re so grateful to the United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF) for their generous sponsorship of this program.

To read more about this initiative, click here.