Fostering Women’s Participation in Economic Life
The Union for the Mediterranean has put women empowerment and gender equality at the heart of its mandate, among its main 3 priorities of action.
The UFM is doing so by promoting the gender equality agenda as a public policy priority; by supporting concrete projects benefiting more than 50.000 women on the ground, and by acting as a regional platform for bringing more impact and synergies among all stakeholders in the region, building partnerships with international and regional organisations, donors, the private sector and civil society organisations.
The UfM Secretariat also started building a regionally structured multi-stakeholder dialogue on women’s empowerment involving governments and non-governmental organisations which aims to monitor stakeholders’ commitments and facilitate the exchange of information, experiences, best practices and opportunities between key actors involved in the field of gender equality and women empowerment.
The UfM Secretariat also implements a gender mainstreaming approach in all its sectorial projects and initiatives.