Launching The Arab Women Economic Empowerment Network

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Cairo, Egypt 21 September 2015 Following the Arab Women Economic Empowerment Platform, the League of Arab States, the European Union, and the United Nations Entity on Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) launched a regional network to support women in the Arab States in realizing their full economic potential. The new network is supported by the Spring Forward for Women programme, which is funded by the European Union.

The Arab Women Economic Empowerment Network “Khadija” will act as a channel to exchange knowledge and advocate gender-balanced approaches in the regional economy. The network comes within a broader vision to accelerate the participation of women in the regional workforce and improve economic performance.