Gender Responsive and Inclusive Politics and Economy in the MENA Region - (WoMENA)

Project description

Title: Promoting Gender Responsive and Inclusive Politics and Economy in the MENA Region
Commissioned by: German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
Country: Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Tunisia, Morocco
Overall term: 2022 to 2025


Women are under-represented at the political level and consequently have little scope to influence political and economic decisions. This remains so despite some MENA region countries’ efforts to adopt rules specifying a minimum level of women representation. As a result, their requirements and perspectives are largely excluded from national and regional negotiation processes on political and economic issues.


The political and economic participation of women in the MENA region is improving.


The project aims to cooperate with national and regional networks to implement measures to increase women participation in economic and political life. The overarching aim is to help empower and promote their fundamental human rights and to ensure they can make an effective contribution towards shaping policies that promote gender equality and inclusion in the MENA region.

The project will provide advice and capacity development support to make the work of economic and political change agents in the MENA region more effective. It will also ensure awareness is raised among different age groups that promote a more active role for women in political and economic activities.

The project will support networks on innovative approaches that increase the political and economic participation of women with a focus on women affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Last update: May 2022

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