Gender and Trade

The center of Arab Women Training and research/Cawtar and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency/Sida signed an agreement related to economic empowerment of women with focus on their participation to and presence in trade markets at national, regional and international levels.

The pilot phase of the project “Empowering women towards Gender Equality in the MENA Region through Gender Mainstreaming in Economic policies and Trade agreements” intends to produce data and information to present evidences that show a correlation between Gender , economic empowerment and women participation in trade to be used in advocacy, policy dialogue towards Gender Equality in six countries: three from middle East (Egypt,Jordan and Lebanon) and three from North Africa (Algeria,Morocco and Tunsia) to assess, audit and analyse/GAAA related policies, programmes and services as well as legislation, rules and regulations, from Gender and Humain Rights perspectives.

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