The national roundtable “The Reality of Women’s Economic Participation, Challenges and Solutions” took place on August 29 at the Jordanian Parliament in Amman. It was organised in the framework of the project “Strengthening access to protection, participation and services for women refugees, internally displaced people (IDPs) and women in the host communities in Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq” funded by the EU Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis, the EU “MADAD” Fund.
The roundtable gathered Members of Parliament and Senators, representatives of relevant ministries, academics and civil society organizations to discuss policies and affirmative actions to improve women´s economic participation. Furthermore, participants addressed discriminatory laws that are barriers for women to enter and stay at the labour market, and discussed the challenges that prevent women from participating in the public and economic spheres. Additionally, ways and means were suggested to improve the work environment and provide supportive services for women.
Participants discussed and agreed on concrete steps and recommendations towards increasing women’s economic participation and fostering a supportive and harassment-free work environment for women.
EU Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis
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