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MENA Project

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Contact us JORDAN OFFICE Wasfi Al Tal Street Telaa Al Ali Al Sharqi Building 133 Hesham Third Floor Office 301 11953 Amman Jordan MOROCCO OFFICE Rue Dayet Aoua Apartment 15 Building 10 Third Floor 10090 TUNISIA OFFICE Malek Center Building Office A 5 2 5th level Centre Urbain Nord Rabat Agdal Morocco 1082 Tunis Tunisia CANADA OFFICE 75 Albert Street Suite 411 Ottawa ON K1P 5E7 Email us at menagender forumfed org or visit our website forumfed org When you empower a woman you empower the whole world Ruth Mumbi Kenyan human rights activist Empowering Women for Leadership Roles in the Middle East and North Africa Region Jordan Morocco Tunisia

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Who we are We are an international organization working towards strengthening inclusive and responsive governance We do this in federal decentralized and transitioning countries One of the Forum of Federations projects is the MENA Women s Leadership Program an eight year project funded by Global Affairs Canada Its goal to empower women and advance inclusive governance in Jordan Jordan Morocco and Tunisia Morocco Tunisia Four core principles We provide leadership skills training to enhance women s leadership capacities and empower them to assume leadership roles We facilitate networking between targeted female stakeholders and established women leaders This enables them to transfer knowledge and experience growth in transformational leadership governance and policies We develop and disseminate materials to foster increased awareness of women s leadership and empowerment amongst the citizenry of the target countries We enhance the capacity of local organizations and actors to train and impart knowledge in women s leadership and empowerment to fellow citizens Our Theory of Change Hypotheses If more women participate in social cultural and political power structures and decision making Four Primary Stakeholders Established women leaders We strengthen leadership skills and further their understanding of democratic processes and governance systems STEP 1 STEP 2 If the capacity of women and men to positively shape governmental and nongovernmental policies programs and activities that affect women s inclusion in social cultural and political spheres is improved If women are at the center of policymaking under the right conditions STEP 3 STEP 4 Then policies will begin to address the Then challenges that women face in their daily lives and the targeted MENA region will take a significant step toward inclusive governance final outcome Scan here to learn more Future Leaders We train and build the skills of a future generation of women leaders Encourage more young women to enter decision making processes and become involved in political and public spheres Work with youth and adolescents to introduce them to leadership at an early age The Public We raise awareness disseminate knowledge and organize activities that develop more inclusive societies and challenge cultural norms Institutions Governmental NGO CSOs media We strengthen their capacities to positively influence policies and develop programs that will help achieve inclusive governance Where we are 73 of 4 891 trained women leaders are leading the charge on institutionalizing equality in the target countries 85 of the 3 252 potential leaders trained express greated confidence in assuming leadership roles Project beneficiaries contributed 218 articles on gender equality and are contributing to increased awareness of the public on women s leadership 104 CSOs and institutions whose capacity the MENA project strengthened are integrating gender and inclusive governance components into their programs Results as of March 2022

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