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The Women's Economic Empowerment in Selected MENA Countries - The Impact of Legal Frameworks in Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia publication was launched on 7 October 2017 at the new MENA-OECD Competitiveness Programme regional Women’s Economic Empowerment Forum (WEEF) under the aegis of co-chairs H.E. Sahar Nasr, Minister of Investment and International Co-operation of Egypt and H.E. Marie-Claire Swärd Capra, Ambassador of Sweden to Algeria.
The Forum’s main objectives are to:
- Provide a regional platform for government and non-government representatives from OECD and MENA economies to foster discussions , exchange experiences and good practices on methods and actions that enable women’s economic empowerment
- Monitor countries’ policy actions and regulatory developments, to advance equality, non-discrimination and women’s economic and social inclusion.
- Advance gender mainstreaming in critical policy areas such as investment, trade, employment, skills, entrepreneurship or support to conflict affected economies.
- Identify strategic data collection needs to assess women's economic empowerment and provide support for strategic gender data development and collection.
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