" Men and Women for Gender Equality" Programme

All human development and human rights issues have gender dimensions. UN Women focuses on priority areas that are fundamental to women’s equality, and that can unlock progress across the board.



The challenges and rights violations facing women and girls in the Arab region are many, including low political and economic participation, violence and discrimination grounded in deep-rooted inequalities and established systems of patriarchy.
This 4-year programme (2015-2018) aims to respond to new challenges and opportunities raised by the Arab uprisings regarding Gender Equality and Women Empowerment (GEWE). It seeks to understand the root causes of gender inequalities and to address them through an innovative bottom-up approach.This regional programme has specific focus on Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco and Palestine. It is funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida).


Multi-Country Executive Summary


To download the programme from here

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Some infographics about Egypt:


Some infographics about Lebanon


Some infographics about Morocco


Some infographics about Palestine:


AWO Publications