Mashreq Gender Facility
‘Gender equality is smart economics, contributing to poverty reduction, strengthening resilience and boosting shared prosperity.’
Mashreq Gender Facility (2019-2024)
The Mashreq Gender Facility will provide technical assistance to the Mashreq countries to enhance women’s economic empowerment and opportunities as a catalyst towards more inclusive, sustainable and peaceful societies, where economic growth benefits all.
Through collaboration with the private sector, civil society organizations and development partners, the Facility will support government-led efforts, country level priorities and strategic regional activities that:
- Strengthen the enabling environment for relevant stakeholders to effectively identify and address constraints to women’s economic participation;
- Improve women’s access to economic opportunities.
Mashreq Conference on Women’s Economic Empowerment
Jan 19, 2019 – Beirut, Lebanon
The Mashreq Conference on Women’s Economic Empowerment was held on January 19, 2019, at the Grand Serail in Beirut at the margins of the Arab Economic and Social Development Summit in Beirut.
The conference was held under the Patronage and with the presence of H.E. Saad Hariri, Lebanese Prime Minister with high level representation from the Governments of Jordan and Iraq, as well as heads of international organizations, ministers and members of parliament.
It is proposed that this conference become an annual event to review progress and make new commitments each year to advance women’s economic empowerment.