Gender Analysis on Women’s Economic Empowerment – July 2022

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Gender Analysis on Women’s Economic Empowerment – July 2022

June 6, 2023

UNDP Iraq would like to express our gratitude for the generous funding support provided by the Government of Canada, which enabled us to conduct a gender analysis of women's economic empowerment within the Livelihood program in Iraq. This study has shed light on the power dynamics between genders, particularly regarding access to economic opportunities, participation, control, and benefits. It has also identified and examined the structural norms that contribute to gender-related vulnerabilities, hindering women's financial independence and leadership positions. Specific initiatives have been determined through this study to empower women and remove existing barriers. In addition, best practices and lessons learned have been defined alongside program recommendations to enhance women's economic participation, leadership, and financial independence in the targeted geographical areas covered by the UNDP livelihood programme.

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