Gender equality gap in the region at 62.6%

Gender equality gap
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AMMAN — Under the patronage of HRH  Princess Basma bint Talal, the regional conference on "Women's Economic Participation in the Arab World: Prospects and Challenges" commenced on September 26. During the opening, it was highlighted that gender gaps persist in the Middle East and North Africa, with the region's gender gap estimated at 62.6 percent. اضافة اعلان

Economic participation and opportunities show a significant gender gap of 44 percent, Ammon News reported.

This event was organized by the Jordanian National Committee for Women's Affairs in collaboration with the Arab Women's Organization and GIZ.

Aims of the conference
The conference stressed the importance of women's economic participation as a catalyst for growth and prosperity. Key amendments, including constitutional changes, have been made to empower women, and there is a commitment to implementing policies aimed at gender equality in various sectors.

The conference aims to exchange experiences and strategies to enhance women's economic empowerment in the Arab world. It recognizes the need to address and overcome barriers to achieve greater gender equality in economic participation.

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