Arab States

DJIBOUTI: Project to Support the Promotion of Women's Leadership

Proposed Outcomes: To promote leadership of women in Djibouti at the national, regional and local level through the strengthening of cooperation between agencies of the UN system for promoting gender equality and support for the representation of the Ministry for the Advancement of Women, Family Welfare and Social Affairs in the regions. The main components of the project are the strengthening of networking of gender focal points, national capacity building and support for knowledge management.

Reported Results: Gender culture and other appropriate mechanisms have been incorporated into the different behavioral, normative, and moral components of Djiboutian society (addressing decision-makers, administrators, religious leaders, and NGOs). Developed practical tools, such as guides on the institutionalization of gender, measuring gender, and the 'budgetisation' of gender for the Ministry for the Promotion of Women. Developed a report through a joint activity with the support of UNICEF to evaluate gender in the activities of United Nations agencies.

LIBYA: Promotion of Opportunities for Women's Economic Empowerment

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Reported Results: Developed a Needs Assessment Report identifying major deficiencies in the Libyan labour market as it pertains to women and highlighting the opportunities for women's economic empowerment. Report used by a national committee to address women's economic empowerment in Libya and to offer recommendations to the Secretariat of Women's Affairs who is in the process of finalizing a report that will recommend measures that promote women's entrepreneurship. Localized the ILO certified training package, "Get Ahead for Women." In collaboration with the ILO, trained 34 women from General People's Committee for Social Affairs offices. Compiled a POWER Booklet which includes: a knowledge management compilation of the needs assessment, the "Get Ahead Women" training package, and contact details for relevant public and private institutions.

SUDAN: Good Governance and Equity in Political Participation in Post Conflict Sudan

Proposed Outcomes: Build a national strategic partnership between the Ministry of Gender, Religious Affairs and Social Welfare in Southern Sudan and the Federal Ministry of Social Welfare & Women's Affairs with the aim of enhancing the capacity of the Southern Ministry to strengthen its Gender Policy Framework for empowering women in the South. This project is envisioned as a phase one of a multi-phased program that will engage the two ministries through a national partnership that will further the peace processes in post-conflict Sudan. 

Reported Results: Enhanced capacity of women leaders and institutions to promote women's political participation. Raised awareness of Sudanese public in good governance principles and importance of women's political participation at all levels of governance. Improved the conditions for gender-sensitive policy reform. Memorandum of Understanding developed between the Ministry of Gender and the GGEPP Project.  Launched a gender child desk in Malaki.