Role of Women in Economic Life

Project Duration
2006 - 2008
€5 Million (MEDA)

Countries covered:

  • Algeria
  • Egypt
  • Israel
  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Morocco
  • Palestine *
  • Syria *
  • Tunisia

Brief Description

Enhances the role and involvement of public governmental and non-governmental institutions in the effort to expand opportunities for women’s economic participation in the Mediterranean Partner Countries
TAlgeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Occupied Palestinian Territory, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey

Actions in brief























  • Gave grants to 7 regional NGO consortiums enhancing economic opportunities for women.

  • Published two studies: one on  National machinery for the advancement of women and one on the economic situation of women in the region.

  • Built a database for policy formulation.

  • Prepared an annotated bibliography and literature review of gender equality studies and a booklet on Monitoring the implementation of CEDAW.

  • Supported micro credit and SME projects from which 5,645 women benefited.

  • Hold training seminars in which 1,112 women participated, on issues such as economic literacy, leadership and entrepreneurial skills.

  • Strengthened the capacity of Israeli and Palestinian women entrepreneurs;

  • Matched job opportunities with the competencies for rural women in Jordan and Palestine.

  • Creates opportunities in arts and crafts for marginalized home based working women.








Gender Sustainable Development