Event (DC): Manal Omar discusses Iraq, Women and Identity on

Tuesday, November 9 at 12pm in J1-050 Auditorium RSVP to infoshopevents@worldbank.org or click here. AUTHOR: Manal Omar Director of Iraq Programs, United States Institute of Peace Ms. Omar has worked with Women for Women International, a nonprofit NGO, as Regional Coordinator for Afghanistan, Iraq, and Sudan. Formerly a journalist, she began work in Iraq in >> Read more

Multimedia: The Gold of Moqatam – Solar Technology and Gender Empowerment


Event (DC): Ensuring Vulnerable Women’s Autonomy Through Economic Independence and Professional Integration:Morocco’s Accomplishments of the Millennium Development Goals

ABSTRACT: In recent years the Kingdom of Morocco has made important strides in achieving the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) set out by the United Nations. One of the MDGs is the promotion of gender equality and empowerment of women. Aicha Ech-Channa will discuss her 25-year experience as a social activist defending the rights of women and >> Read more

Brief: Rural women and agriculture in the MENA by CIHEAM

This briefing note will attempt to shed the light on some facts and figures related to the status of rural women in the MENA, all the while focusing on the main challenges to be taken into account in terms of rural women's entitlements in the MENA. These key features can then help delineate where the >> Read more