National Legislations, Policies and Mechanisms: impact on economic empowerment of women in the Arab Region : Jordan, Palestine, Lebanon, Tunisia (2012)


This study seeks to review the national efforts taken by the countries (Jordan, Palestine, Lebanon, Tunisia) through legislation, policies and strategies, procedures and mechanisms and initiatives to achieve gender equality in the field of women and human rights in general and in the field of economic empowerment in particular.

In addition to identifying key issues, obstacles and opportunities and priorities that should be identified and to seek treatment, as follows, execute an analytical survey of the legal frameworks and institutional and regulatory mechanisms, and determine the capabilities and gaps in addressing issues of human rights for women and equality between the sexes, through a comprehensive methodology that leads to economic empowerment of women.

Provide information about legislation, policies and strategies and different mechanisms for strengthening the economic role of women and their rights in society and development, which will be used to assess the progress made on this basis and to identify issues of advocacy and policy dialogue.

Assess knowledge and attitudes of women regarding the policies, laws and mechanisms aimed to their economic empowerment and their perceptions and / or experience on their impact on them.

Assess knowledge and attitudes of stakeholders and key partners about the economic empowerment of women to identify their interests and practices and measure their perception of its impact on the economic empowerment of women.

Mapping agencies, institutions and donors working in the mentioned countries and that are interested and (or) subjected to women's economic empowerment of Jordan.

This mapping is expected to help in identifying potential partners to build support networks that contribute in supporting the political dialogue to call for change and economic empowerment of women.

(Publication is in hard copy at CAWTAR)