We aim to ensure women and girls participate in, and benefit from, decision making and social change.

Although the changes which swept across the MENA region since 2011 have provided opportunities, there is much more to be done to ensure that stereotypes are challenged, and women are empowered and supported to bring about positive social change which allows them to participate fully in their communities. 

Particular challenges faced by women and girls in the region today include:

  • Lack of opportunities.
  • Strong social norms for women to be the home-makers.
  • Women’s engagement in public spheres, including civil society, is limited. 


Our work addresses these challenges through programmes which raise awareness, provide skills training and offer access to opportunities

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