Gender, Law and Public Policy in the MENA Region


High-Level Seminar on Gender, Law and Public Policy: Trends in the Middle East and North Africa

17-18 November 2014, Amman, Jordan 
MENA countries are looking for ways to build a strategic public sector capacity to enable full women’s empowerment in society and public life in a sustainable manner. They also seek to ensure conformity with international standards related to issues of gender equality and human rights.


  • Identified and addressed the strategic challenges faced by MENA countries in closing remaining gender gaps,
  • Generated dialogue and exchanged good practices in eliminating gender-based discrimination in laws and policy-making, and
  • Discussed and promoted necessary conditions for women’s empowerment in public life in the MENA region.


Who attended?

The seminar brought together high level policy makers and practitioners from MENA and OECD countries


Publication launched


Further information


The Seminar defined common action within the MENA-OECD Governance programme, including regional policy dialogue, country-based support and strengthening gender mainstreaming as part of governance reforms in the region.


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