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MENA-OECD Directory of Initiatives Supporting Women’s Economic Empowerment

 

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The purpose of this directory is to disseminate information on a variety of institutions that support women's economic empowerment in the MENA region by:

  • assisting working women and female entrepreneurs
  • increasing female employment rates
  • improving women’s access to economic resources 
  • developing women’s capacities through training

This information was collected by the OECD Secretariat of the MENA-OECD Competitiveness Programme with the support of the MENA-OECD Women’s Economic Empowerment Forum. Initial desk research was submitted for validation by early January 2018 to the listed instances.

In order to ensure that this Directory is accurate and up-to-date, interested parties are invited to provide additional information/suggestions by sending an email to the following address: MENA.Competitiveness@oecd.org.

last updated on 15/02/2018

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Algeria

ALGERIAN NETWORK OF BUSINESS WOMEN (RAFA)

Description: The RAFA objectives’ include federating the efforts of Algerian businesswomen and managers, contributing to the economic and social development of the nation, participating in social economic debates initiated by various governmental and non-governmental bodies, encouraging and promoting entrepreneurship for Algerian businesswomen, and creating a space for dialogue and communication for women entrepreneurs in all areas of business culture and ethics.
Website: https://www.facebook.com/rafadz.org/
Email: rafa.algerie2016@gmail.com
Tel: +213661532440
Address: Tour Sidi Yahia A 29 Bir Mourad Rais, N/A16000, Algeria

ALGERIAN WOMEN'S ASSOCIATION FOR THE REVALORIZATION AND ENLARGEMENT OF WOMEN'S PERSPECTIVES (AFCARE)

Email: kouadriaicha@yahoo.fr
Tel: +213 21 293 802

ALGERIAN WOMEN CLAIMING THEIR RIGHTS (FARD)              

Description: Founded in 1995, FARD works towards equality before the law and supports women through training, education and awareness.
Email: fard31034@yahoo.fr
Tel: +213 772 26 41 61/+213 776 23 89 62
Address: Rue Monge, Miramar – Oran

GENERAL CONFEDERATION OF ALGERIAN ENTERPRISES (CGEA)

Description: The CGEA is an independent employers' organisation which brings together most of the private wealth-creating companies of Algeria. It is recognised as a privileged interlocutor of the Government and its social partners. In 2015, it launched the project ‘Women for Growth’ with the support of the International Labour Organisation, which aims to increase the number of women entrepreneurs generating jobs and contributing to the growth of Algeria.
Website: http://cgea-dz.org
Email: abdellaoui-cgea@hotmail.com
Tel: +213661486939
Address: Villa 241 BOUCHAOUI 316107 CHERAGA, Alger

MINISTRY OF SOLIDARITY, FAMILY AND THE STATUS OF WOMEN

Website: http://www.msnfcf.gov.dz
Email: contact@msnfcf.gov.dz
Tel: +213 (0) 21 44 99 46
Address: Route nationale n° 01 Les Vergers, Bp 31 Birkhadem Alger

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF ALGERIAN WOMEN MANAGERS AND ENTREPRENEURS (AME)

Description: AME brings together leading Algerian women from Sarl, Spa, Snc or Eurl companies.
Website: http://www.ame-dz.com
Tel: associationame@yahoo.fr
Address: Cité 444 Logts Bt B3 N11 Said Hamdine, Bir Mourad Rais

NATIONAL SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTREPRISES DEVELOPMENT AGENCY

Description: The National SME Development Agency supports the implementation of the national policy of development of small- and medium-sized enterprises in Algeria.
Website: http://www.andpme.org.dz
Email: dr.alger@andpme.org.dz
Tel: +213 21 77 40 36 - +213 21 47 06 44/47
Address: 34, Avenue Mohamed Belkacemi, les Annassers – Alger

NATIONAL SUPPORT AGENCY FOR YOUTH EMPLOYMENT

Description: The National Support Agency for Youth Employment supports young project leaders, taking into account their economic and social environment.
Website: https://www.ansej.org.dz
Email: contact@ansej.org.dz
Tel: +213 21 678 218 /+213 21 678 235
Address: 08, RUE AREZI BENBOUZID EL ANASSER-Alger

SAVOIR VOULOIR ET ENTREPRENDRE (SEVE)

Description: SEVE is an association of Algerian women entrepreneurs.
Email: ouzroutyasmina@yahoo.fr
Tel: +213 0661 86 43 03
Address: 6, rue Houari Boumédiène.Bordj El Bahri, Alger

 

Bahrain

ARAB COUNCIL OF BUSINESSWOMEN

Description: The Arab Council of Businesswomen is an economic association under the auspices of the League of Arab States. Its membership is made up of businesswomen associations, bodies, associations and companies in Arab countries. It also includes branches or departments within chambers of commerce of member countries which work specifically with women.
Website: http://www.abwoc.org
Email: kaldashti@hotmail.com
Tel: +97317277779
Address: Manama - Kingdom of Bahrain - p. B. 2023

BAHRAIN BUSINESSWOMEN SOCIETY

Description: The Bahrain Businesswomen Society aims to connect and represent its members in order to increase business and promote, empower and support entrepreneurs by sharing knowledge and best practices in the view of obtaining a better position in the world of business.

Website: http://www.bahrainbusinesswomen.com
Email: waheeda.aldoy@gmail.com
Tel:
+97317721188
Address:
Building: 112 | Road: 333 | Block: 332

BAHRAIN WOMEN’S UNION

Description: The Bahrain Women’s Union is comprised of Bahraini women's associations with diverse capacities aiming to advance women’s issues in Bahraini society.
Website: http://www.bahwu.com
Email:
bahwu2006@gmail.com
Tel:
+973 77444457
Address:
P.O. Box 39162

BUSINESSWOMEN COMMITTEE OF THE BAHRAIN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Description: The Businesswomen Committee of the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce aims to bolster ties between women from all over the world and enhance the standing of business women, working women and housewives.
Website:
https://www.bcci.bh/en/committee-details/49
Email:
bahprogp@batelco.com.bh
Tel:
+973 17297676
Address:
P.O. Box 21303

INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION FOR BAHRAINI BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL WOMEN

Description: The federation aims to economically empower women and youth through training and education, and support them in building businesses which highlight their creative skills through the use of “enterprise incubators” that are available for productive families and people with low income.
Website:
http://bpwbahrain.com/
Email: Contact form on the website
Tel:
+973 1761 6050
Address: Building 441, Road 318, Block 1003. Al Jasra, Kingdom of Bahrain

SUPREME COUNCIL FOR WOMEN (SCW)

Description: SCW's mission is: To empower Bahraini women and merge their needs with development programs to ensure the sustainability of their family stability and familial bond. To consolidate the principle of equal opportunities in order to ensure competitiveness of Bahraini women, continuity of lifelong learning and providing diverse opportunities to Bahraini women in order to enhance the standard of their quality of life within a framework of legislation and supporting policies.
Website:
www.scw.bh
Email: support.women@scw.bh
Tel:
+973 17417171
Address:
P.O.Box : 38886 - Riffa- Bahrain


Djibouti

FEDERATION OF NATIONAL ASSOCIATIONS OF WOMEN IN BUSINESS IN COMMON MARKET FOR EASTERN AND SOUTHERN AFRICA (FEMCOM)

Description:FEMCOM aims to support Women in Business from the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa and beyond through programmes that promote, encourage and serve the needs of women and their businesses working in smart collaboration with relevant partners at all levels.
Website:
http://www.femcomcomesa.org
Email:
info@femcomcomesa.org
Tel: +265 1 774 656
Address:
FEMCOM Secretariat, Ground Floor; Zimbabwe House, City Centre,P.O. Box 1499,
Lilongwe – MALAWI

NATIONAL INVESTMENT PROMOTION AGENCY (NIPA)

Description: NIPA encourages the promotion of investment in Djibouti through a policy of flexibility in investment operations, a modern regulatory framework and procedures.
Website:
http://www.djiboutinvest.com/
Email:
contact@djiboutinvest.com
Tel:
+253 21 32 73 52


NATIONAL UNION OF DJIBOUTI WOMEN

Description: The union works for the rehabilitation of Djiboutian women as rightful citizens and actresses of the socio-economic and political development of the country.
Website: http://www.unfd.dj/
Email: unfd@intnet.dj
Tel:
+253 35 04 21
Address:
Boulevard duPrésident Hassan Gouleh Aptidon, PO BOX: 127 Djibouti

Egypt

ALEXANDRIA BUSINESSWOMEN ASSOCIATION (ABWA)

Description: ABWA’s mission is to nurture the capabilities of Egyptian businesswomen, enhance their cultural and social awareness and enable them to work successfully within their respective markets while changing preconceived notions about working women and their economic roles.
Website:
http://abwa-alex.org/
Email:
abwa.alex@gmail.com
Tel:
+202 03 4260192
Address: 47 Victor Emmanuel St., Smouha, Alexandria

ALLIANCE FOR ARAB WOMEN

Description: The Alliance for Arab Women strives to increase the capacity of women to be active and equal participants in their communities as well as to promote and strengthen the role of women in society.
Website:
http://www.theallianceforarabwomen.org
Email: aaw@link.net
Tel:
+2023928153
Address:
28 Adly St.، DOWNTOWN، Abdeen, Cairo Governorate, Egypt

ARAB WOMEN ORGANISATION (AWO)

Description: The AWO is an intergovernmental organisation established under the umbrella of the League of Arab States and is headquartered in Egypt. It works toward empowering Arab women and building their capacities to promote progress of Arab societies, raising awareness of the necessity of engaging women as equal partners in societal development and co-ordinating Arab efforts in order to foster women’s empowerment and elevate awareness of their vital role in society.
Website:
http://english.arabwomenorg.org
Email:
info@arabwomenorg.net
Tel:
+202 37484823/24
Address: 15 Mohamed Hafez St, Mohandeseen, Giza, Egypt

BUSINESS WOMEN OF EGYPT 21

Description: The works toward creating an enabling legal environment in order to increase women's access to finance and different markets as well as increasing access to training and business infrastructure.
Website: http://www.bwe21.com/
Email:
bwegypt21@gmail.com
Tel:
+202 37619813
Address:
5 Zaki Osman St - Dokki – Giza

BUSINESS WOMEN ASSOCIATION FOR DEVELOPMENT

Email: info@bwdegypt.org; hebatoma777@hotmail.com
Tel:
+20 2 33 44 36 07
Address: 55H, Hadayek El Ahram, El haram, Giza Gate 2, Besides El Sahaba Mosque

CENTRAL AGENCY FOR PUBLIC MOBILIZATION AND STATISTICS (CAPMAS)

Description: CAPMAS’s goal is to produce trusted and targeted statistics to meet the needs of State Authorities, business society, universities, research centres, researchers, public users and International Organizations according to international standards. It notably works on producing indicators and statistics on the situation of Egyptian Women and their participation in Parliamentary life.
Website:
http://www.capmas.gov.eg
Email:
pres_capmas@capmas.gov.eg
Tel:
(02)24023031
Address:
3 Salah Salem St., Nasr City, Cairo, Egypt

DEVELOPMENT OF BUSINESS WOMEN EXPORT ABILITY ASSOCIATION

Description: The Development of Business Women Export Ability Association aims to help the Alexandrian Women's small- and medium-sized enterprises to develop their exports.
Website:
http://www.dbweaa.org.eg/
Email:
dbweaa@dbweaa.org.eg
Tel:
+203-4849661
Address:
6, Naguib El Rihani St., Safia Zaghloul Alexanria

EGYPTIAN BUSINESS WOMEN ASSOCIATION

Email: asfour2712@yahoo.com
Tel:
+202 3368304
Address:
14 Syria Street Mohandeseen

EGYPTIAN CENTRE FOR WOMEN'S RIGHTS (ECWR)

Description: The Egyptian Centre for Women’s Rights is an independent, non-partisan and non-governmental organisation. The Centre is dedicated to supporting women struggling to research their full rights and establishing gender equality. ECWR works on eliminating all forms of discrimination against women and urging legislative authorities to reconsider all legislation opposing women-related international agreements, at the top of which The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW).
Website:
http://ecwronline.org
Email:
Contact form on the website
Tel:
+202 527-1397
Address: Engineers Towers, 2nd Tower, 20th Floor, flat No. 3, Nile chorniche, Maadi, Cairo

NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR WOMEN

Description: The National Council for Women’s goal works to improve the human and socio-economic conditions of Egyptian women and increase the ratio of their participation in the development of their local communities and hence the development of society as a whole.
Website:
http://ncw.gov.eg
Email:
manal_kabesh@hotmail.com
Tel:
+202 23490060
Address:
Al Manteqah as Sadesah, Nasr City, Cairo Governorate, Egypt

WOMEN BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTRE, NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR WOMEN

Description: The Women Business Development Centre provides women with tools and skills to establish, run and sustain small- and medium-sized businesses (SME’s), or enter the Egyptian workforce well prepared via training, in addition to assisting working women sharpen their skills for improved performance.
Website:
http://ncw.gov.eg/the-women-business-development-center-wbdc/
Email:
wbdc@ncwegypt.com
Tel: +202 23490060
Address:
Al Manteqah as Sadesah, Nasr City, Cairo Governorate, Egypt

WOMEN IN BUSINESS COMMITTEE - AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE EGYPT (AmCham Egypt)

Description: At the American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt (AmCham Egypt), one of the most active committees is the Women in Business Committee, whose objective is to foster and support the professional development of women in business using AmCham's four activity pillars: awareness, advocacy, building connections and services. The committee does this by implementing a program of activities and providing a forum for women to share and learn from each other's successes. The committee is also dedicated to developing and promoting strong women leaders and to promoting women’s participation on the boards of organisations and within the wider business community.
Website:
https://www.amcham.org.eg/events-activities/events/1111/empowering-women-through-financial-inclusion-cbe-perspective
Email:
Rezzeldin@amcham.org.eg
Tel:
+20-2 3333-6900
Address:
33 Soliman Abaza Street, Dokki - Giza

 

Iraq

ANBAR BUSINESS CENTRE

Description: The ANBAR Business Centre aims to enable the provincial investment community so that it benefits from and contributes to the development of a strong regional market and to make it capable of using new methods and techniques in managing their businesses.
Website: http://sbdc-iraq.org/en/node/239
Email: rbc_ngo@yahoo.com
Tel: +964 07901320459 or +964 07902649896
Address: Al Warrar Street, Anbar, Ramadi

ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS (AWE)

Description: AWE supports small women’s projects through training and skill improvement activities, and calls for the annulment of discriminatory laws.
Email:
amalrawi2003@yahoo.com; awe_iraq@yahoo.com

DIYALA ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CENTER (DEDC)

Description: The DEDC seeks to further investment opportunities and facilitate job creation by providing a variety of skills training to the local community and by promoting small- and medium-sized enterprises, start-ups as well as the development of established businesses in the province of Diyala.
Website:
http://sbdc-iraq.org/en/node/246
Email:
hazim_sarraj@yahoo.com
Tel:
+964 7901498182 or +964 7708961717

HILLA BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTRE

Description: The Hilla Business Development Centre provides assistance to Iraqi companies and business associations and facilitates business relationships between Iraqi and International companies to stimulate the development of a vibrant private sector in Iraq.
Email:
bic_mang@yahoo.com
Tel:
+964 7804929737
Address:
Babil Chamber of Commerce, Hilla

IRAQI ASSOCIATION OF SECURITY DEALERS (IASD)

Description: The IASD focuses on building an orderly, viable, fair and transparent market that effectively serves the Iraqi economy by providing technical assistance and services to both the business community and local community in Baghdad.
Website:
http://sbdc-iraq.org/en/node/247
Email:
bs_r21@yahoo.com
Tel:
+964 7904 302 828
Address:
Abu Nawas Street, Near Palestine Hotel & Sheraton Hotel, Baghdad

IRAQI WOMEN NETWORK

Description: The Iraqi Women Network  co-ordinates with NGOs which work specifically with women to build democracy, law enforcement, human rights, and works to eliminate violence and all forms of discrimination against women in the new Iraq.
Website:
https://iraqiwomennet.wordpress.com/about/
Email:
iraqiwomennet@yahoo.com
Tel:
+9647901919285
Address:
Baghdad, sector903 , Rd11 ,house3

SAHARA ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION- SALAHADDIN BUSINESSWOMEN CENTRE

Description: The Salahaddin Businesswomen Centre aims to empower women and provide the necessary assistance and tools for them to increase the number of women-owned small businesses and women employed in Iraq.
Website: http://www.sedoiraq.org/node/92
Email:
sbc@sedoiraq.org; mneamah@sedoiraq.org
Tel:
+9647705155185
Address1:
Behind Tikrit Plaza Hotel, Alqudhat Neighborhood, Tikrit city, Iraq
Address2:
Near Alnakheel Resturant, Althaqafa Neighborhood, Mosul city, Iraq

WOMEN EMPOWERMENT ORGANISATION (WEO)

Description: TheWEO works to prevent and respond to gender based violence (GBV) and provides survivors of GBV with social and psychological counselling, legal assistance, case management and advocates increased legal protection for women. It also facilitates a variety of trainings and workshops with KRG ministries, community and religious leaders, judges and police officers in an effort to provide information and secure community members’ support for enhancing women’s rights and protection.
Website:
http://weoiraq.org/
Email:
info@weoiraq.org
Tel:
+964 7501950183
Address:
Marshimoni St. Ankawa, Erbil, Iraq

 

Jordan

AHLI MICROFINANCE COMPANY

Description: The Ahli Microfinance Company is a sustainable microfinance institution which provides financial and developmental services to low income citizens to help them grow their enterprises and achieve a higher quality of life, through employing updated techniques and competent employees.
Website:
http://www.ahlimicrofinance.com/en/
Email:
amc@amc.com.jo
Tel:
+962-6-5865970
Address:
P.O.Box 23543, Amman 11115

BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL WOMEN AMMAN (BPWA)

Description: TheBPWA is a dynamic business association of dedicated female professionals, established in 1976 by a number of professional and pioneering women in Jordan.
Website:
http://bpwa-amman.org/en-us/
Email:
info@bpwa-amman.org; dshuqom@bpwa-amman.org
Tel:
+962 - 5639106
Address:
P.O.Box : 926484, Amman, 11190 Jordan

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTRE

Description: One of the Business Development Centre’s core objectives is creating employment opportunities and building individual capacities for young people, women and professionals.
Website: http://www.bdc.org.jo/Default.aspx
Email:
info@bdc.org.jo 
Tel:
+962 6 586 5002
Address:
P.O.Box : 941865 Amman 11194 Jordan 

DEVELOPMENT AND EMPLOYMENT FUND

Description: The Development and Employment Fund aims to create independent work opportunities as a way of decreasing the number of poor and un-employed by granting them obtainable loans, and technical and administrative help to enable them to establish small and medium projects to create sustainable employment opportunities.
Website:
http://www.def.gov.jo/site/
Email:
def@def.gov.jo
Tel:
+962 6 461 8851
Address:
Al Abdali, Mones Al-Razaz Street, near the Capital Police Station, Building No. 16

FINCA JORDAN

Description: FINCA Jordan is a community-based bank that profitably and responsibly provides innovative and impactful financial services to enable low-income individuals and communities to invest in their futures.
Website:
http://www.finca.jo/en/
Email:
info@FINCA.jo
Tel;
+962-6-5373070/1
Address:
Office No. 22 & 23 | 4th floor Durret Khalda Complex No. 324 | Khalda| Amman

GENERAL FEDERATION OF JORDANIAN WOMEN

Description: The federation works on improving political, economic and social skills and the potential of Jordanian women. It develops and improves the self-competence of women by means of training and rehabilitation, and increases women's contribution in economic, social and political areas.
Email:
gfjw@orange.jo; nicw@gfjw.index.com.jo
Tel:
+962 6 567 4257

INJAZ

Description: INJAZ's goal is to inspire and prepare young people to become productive members of their society and accelerate the development of the national economy.
Website: http://www.injaz.org.jo/Default.aspx
Email: Contact form on the website
Tel
: +962 6 565 7410 - +962 6 565 7409
Address:
P.O. Box: 910542, Amman 11191, Jordan

JEDCO

Description: JEDCO works at supporting the development of emerging businesses and small- and medium-sized enterprises in Jordan.
Website:
http://www.jedco.gov.jo/default.aspx
Email:
jedco@jedco.gov.jo
Tel:
+962 6 560 3507
Address:
Jordan Enterprise Development Corporation JEDCO, Ekremah Al Qurashi St 1, Amman, Jordan

JORDAN FORUM FOR BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL WOMEN

Description: The Jordan Forum for Business & Professional Women is a non-profit business association that was established in 1976 for the purpose of serving Jordanian business and professional women, and increasing their contribution to the development of the national economy of Jordan.
Website:
http://www.bpwa.org.jo/
Email:
admin@bpwa.org.jo
Tel:
+962 6 5511647/8
Address:
Wasfi Al Tall St. – Da’san Centre – path No. 9-P.O.Box: 910415 Amman 11191 Jordan

JORDAN INVESTMENT BOARD (JIC)

Description: The JIC is the lead governmental agency promoting Jordan as an investment destination and exporter. It provides the highest possible levels of service and support to investors, and guides those investors through the nation’s legislative and institutional framework.
Website:
https://jic.gov.jo/portal
Email:
info@jic.gov.jo
Tel: +962 (6) 5608400/415
Address:
Musa Bin Nusir Street-P.O.Box 893 Amman 11821 Jordan

JORDAN LOAN GUARANTEE CORP (JLGC)

Description: TheJLGC aims to provide the necessary guarantees to facilitate the financing of small- and medium-sized enterprises and national export, to contribute to the process of economic growth, job creation and national export encouragement.
Website:
http://www.jlgc.com/en
Email:
mail@jlgc.com
Tel:
+962 (6) 5625400
Address:
4 Prince Shaker Bin Zaid Street, Al Shmeisani-P.O.Box 830703, Amman 11183 Jordan

JORDANIAN NATIONAL COMISSION FOR WOMEN (JNCW)

Description: The JNCW′s mission is to support the mainstreaming of a gender-equality perspective in all policy areas and to narrow the gap between formal acknowledgement of women′s rights as detailed by legislation and societal attitudes towards women.
Website:
http://www.women.jo/
Email:
jncw@nets.com.jo; ashjan@jncw.jo;amal_haddadin@yahoo.co.uk
Tel:
+962777933331
Address:
P.O.Pox 5118, Amman 11183,Jordan

JORDANIAN WOMEN'S UNION (JWU)

Description: The Jordanian Women’s Union (JWU), headquartered in Amman, is a non-governmental, democratically elected organisation that is committed to improving the status of women. It is one of the most prominent and influential women’s organisations in the Arab world and has established strong networks with women’s movements, both nationally and internationally.
Website:
http://jwu.org.jo/Home.aspx?lng=1
Email:
jwu@go.com.jo
Tel: +962 (6) 568 7037
Address:
Jabal Al Hussein – Safad Street, Amman

MICROFUND FOR WOMEN

Description: The Microfund for Women provides financial services to low-income population, small business owners (especially women) in Jordan in order to empower them economically and socially.
Website:
http://www.microfund.org.jo/
Email:
info@microfund.org.jo
Tel:
+962 6 566 6100
Address
: 238 B, Wadi Saqra - Arar Street

NATIONAL FUND FOR ENTREPRISE SUPPORT (NAFES)

Description: The funds’ mission is to promote SME's contribution to social wellbeing.
Website:
http://www.nafes.org.jo
Email: nafes@nafes.org.jo
Tel:
+962-06-53-338-95
Address:
PO BOX 1985 Amman 11953 Jordan

NATIONAL MICROFINANCE BANK

Description: The National MicroFinance Bank provides lending services for micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises, as well as the basic necessities of ordinary Jordanian citizens/families in the areas of home improvement and education.
Website:
http://www.nmb.com.jo/?lang=en
Email:
info@nmb.com.jo
Tel:
+962 7 9 877 7733
Address:
National MicroFinance Bank NMB, Al Yarmok Complex, Al Yarmouk St 271, Amman, Jordan

NOOR AL HUSEIN FOUNDATION (NHF)

Description: NHF's programmes are designed to have the broadest reach possible and provide people with the resources, tools and opportunities that enable them to take independent initiatives, and empower themselves socially, economically and personally. Several NHF programmes have grown to become leading institutions in Jordan and the region, in the fields of family health, microfinance, women's empowerment and sustainable community development.
Website:
http://www.nooralhusseinfoundation.org
Email:
khf-nhf@khf.org.jo; aram.84.jo@gmail.com
Tel:
+962 6 560 7460
Address:
P.O. Box 926687, Amman 11110, Jordan

QUEEN RANIA CENTRE FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Description: The Queen Rania Centre for Entrepreneurship provides services such as Networking, Recognition & Awareness, Capacity Building & Support, and Funding for Entrepreneurship
Website:
http://www.qrce.org/index.php?lang=en
Email:
info@qrce.org
Tel:
+ 962 6 5359 949 EXT (172 / 173)
Address:
P.O. Box 1438 Jubiha, Amman 11941 Jordan

TAMWEELCOM

Description: Tamweelcom provides a variety of financial solutions, products and services to productive, low-income, unbanked individuals who are overlooked by mainstream financial institutions, and support their personal or business needs and ensure success and financial inclusion for all.
Website:
http://www.tamweelcom.org/
Email:
info@tamweelcom.org
Tel:
+962 6 5354337
Address:
2nd Floor, Fardous Complex, King Abdullah II Street, Sweileh Road, Amman, Jordan

THE INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S FORUM JORDAN CHAPTER (IWF Jordan)

Description: The IWF Jordan Chapter is comprised of 46 dynamic women leaders from a variety of fields committed to building better leadership. IWF Jordan was registered in 2003 in Amman under the patronage of Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah. It provides a platform for its members to meet on a monthly basis among peers.
Website:
http://www.iwfjo.org/default.aspx
Email:
director@iwfjordanchapter.com
Tel:
+962 77 6000159
Address:
Al-Shareef Abd Al-Hameed Sharaf St. Shmesani - Bldg. #24 - First Floor

 

Kuwait

GHALIA CLUB

Description: The Ghalia Club is a Corporate Social Responsibility initiative by Global Investment House (Global) aiming to empower women.
Website:
http://www.ghalia.com.kw

INJAZ

Description: INJAZ is a non-profit organisation that was established in Kuwait in 2005 with a mission to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. Its various programs help prepare students for future success in Kuwait’s private sector based on 3 core pillars: entrepreneurship, work readiness and financial literacy.
Website:
http://www.injaz-online.org/en/
Email:
info@injaz-kuwait.org
Tel
: +965 24962293 
Address:
Airport Road (55) at Highway 80 Opposite Keifan Central Shuwaikh, Kuwait P.O. Box 223, Safat 13003, Kuwait

 

KUWAIT ECONOMIC SOCIETY (KES)

Description: KES focuses on promoting economic growth and reform within the Kuwait economy, capacity building for its members, promoting small businesses, lobbying for legislation reform, improving transparency and curbing corruption within public institutions in order to provide equal opportunities among citizens, and strengthening its relationship with private and public sectors and international organisations.
Website:
http://www.kesoc.org
Email
: info@kesoc.org
Tel:
24847979- 24847946 – 00965
Address:
P.O Box 20513 Safat 13066 Kuwait

THE FEDERATION OF BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL WOMEN KUWAIT

Description: The Federation of Business and Professional Women Kuwait focuses on training female professionals to sharpen their managerial, business and professional skills.
Website:
http://bpwkuwait.com/
Email:
info.bpw.kuwait@gmail.com
Tel:
+965 1822555
Address:
Kuwait - Salmiya - Block 11 Gulf Road

 

Lebanon

LEBANESE BUSINESS WOMEN ASSOCIATION (LBWA)

Description: The LBWA aims to increase the role and prominence of Arab women in the economy. The association works towards encouraging women to work or to open their own businesses.
Email:
krosal_co@hotmail.com
Tel:
+96103-673327
Address:
P.O. Box: 378, Tripoli, Lebanon

LEBANESE COUNCIL OF WOMEN (LCW)

Description: The LCW is a non-governmental organisation aiming to protect human rights, women's legal rights, awareness, working women, education and more.
Website:
http://www.lcw-cfl.org/?page=introduction
Email: info@lcw-cfl.org
Tel:
+961.3750919
Address
: P.O Box 113/7320 Beirut, Lebanon

LEBANESE LEAGUE FOR WOMEN IN BUSINESS (LLWB)

Description: The LLWB is a socio-economic, apolitical, non-religious association which brings together professional women by providing them with a platform to share experiences and challenges, develop competencies and skills as well as network and exchange expertise.
Website:
http://www.llwb.org/
Email:
info@llwb.org
Tel:
+961 71 445155
Address:
Dekwaneh, Mirna El Chalouhi Highway ARAMEX Center, 2nd floor Beirut – Lebanon

MINISTRY OF WOMEN'S AFFAIRS

Description: The ministry works towards ensuring equal rights between women and men and ensuring both have the same access to economic, social, cultural, civil and political rights and privileges.
Website:
http://www.womenaffairs.gov.lb/
Email:
info@womenaffairs.gov.lb
Tel:
+961 (1) 98 23 13
Address:
5Th Flr.,intraBank Bldg, Massaref Str.,Beirut-Lebanon

NATIONAL COMISSION FOR LEBANESE WOMEN (NCLW)

Description: The NCLW actively works towards enhancing the status of women in Lebanon.
Website:
http://nclw.org.lb
Email:
info@nclw.org.lb
Tel:
+961-5-955101/2
Address:
Lebanon, Baabda, Damascus Road, Center no. 3176, 2nd floor

NATIONAL COMMITTEE FOR THE FOLLOW UP OF WOMEN’S ISSUES (NCFUWI)

Description: The NCFUWI was formed on 19 October 1993 in preparation of the Beijing convention in order to stage an effective participation on behalf of the Lebanese women.
Website:
http://www.cfuwi.org/
Email:
info@cfuwi.org
Tel:
+961(1)361-035
Address:
Ain El Mreiseh - Saab Building, 2nd floor – Beirut

NEW ARAB WOMEN FORUM (NAWF)

Description: TheNAWF is a platform for discussions surrounding many issues concerned with the evolving role of woman in Arab society, political life and business. It also addresses prospects for women and challenges they face.
Website
: http://www.nawforum.com
Email:
info@nawforum.com
Tel:
+9611780200
Address:
General De Gaulle, Beirut, Lebanon

 

Libya

AL WAFA ASSOCIATION FOR HUMAN SERVICES


Email:
alwafango@gmail.com
Tel:
(218-21) 600871
Address:
Sidi Almasri University Road, P.O. Box 91522

FEDERATION OF NATIONAL ASSOCIATIONS OF WOMEN IN BUSINESS IN EASTERN AND SOUTHERN AFRICA (FEMCOM)

Description: TheFEMCOM develops women entrepreneurship in the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) region and beyond through programmes that promote, encourage and serve the needs of women and their businesses, working in smart collaboration with relevant partners.
Website:
http://www.femcomcomesa.org/?page_id=123
Email:
ibtisam49@gmail.com
Tel:
+218 91 213 2418
Address:
Women in Business Committee, Libyan Businessmen Council, Dat el-Emad Complex, Tower #5, 1st Floor, PO Box 91491, Tripoli

JUSOOR CENTRE FOR STUDIES AND DEVELOPMENT

Description: Jusoor is a Libyan think and do tank committed to independent policy research on human development projects and economic and social empowerment. The first think tank focuses specifically on women issues in Libya.
Website:
http://jusoor.ly/
Email:
info@jusoor.ly
Tel:
(218) 919213956
Address:
Hay Andalus-Tripoli, Libya

LIBYAN WOMEN'S PLATFORM FOR PEACE (LWPP)

Description: The Libyan Women’s Platform for Peace (LWPP) was launched in October 2011 by over thirty-five women from different cities and backgrounds to ensure that women remain a vital part of post-Gaddafi Libya, with a particular emphasis on inclusive transitions, women’s rights, youth leadership, advancement and security as related to women’s political and economic participation, constitutional reform and education.
Website:
http://lwpp.org/
Email:
info@lwpp.org

MINISTRY OF WOMEN AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT AFFAIRS

Description: TheMinistry of Women and Social Development Affairs advocates Libya’s belief in the importance of promoting and consolidating women's basic rights and providing adequate legislative frameworks as basic conditions for the social, political and economic security of Libyan women.
Website: http://sa.gov.ly

WOMEN IN BUSINESS COMMITTEE - TRIPOLI CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Description: The Libyan Women in Business Committee,  launched at Tripoli’s Chamber of Commerce, offers new and established businesswomen the chance to exchange advice and experiences.
Email: irajabany@meda.org

Morocco

AGENCE DE DEVELOPPEMENT SOCIAL (ADS)

Description: TheADSis a public institution operating under the supervision of the Ministry of Social Development, Family and Solidarity. It aims to promote social development throughout Morocco.
Email:
bentaleb67@yahoo.fr
Tel:
+212661347171 / +212 5376-83410
Address: Avenue Allal El Fassi, Rabat, Morocco

ASSOCIATION DEMOCRATIQUE DES FEMMES DU MAROC (ADFM)

Description: The Association Démocratique des Femmes du Maroc (ADFM) is an independent, feminist, national, non-profit  and volunteer-based organisation, in consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). ADFM positions itself as a force of proposition and advocacy for laws and public policies reforms from the perspective of gender equality and women's citizenship in Morocco.
Email: adfm.ass@gmail.com; association.adfm@gmail.com
Tel:
+212 537 73 71 65 / +212 5 37 70 60 81
Address:
2, Rue Ibn Mokla - Quartier des Orangers, Rabat 10060, Morocco

ASSOCIATION DE LA FEMME ENTREPRENEUR ET OPÉRATEUR D’APPUI DE TANGER

Description: The association works positively towards the creation of an optimal female entrepreneurial environment. It also wishes to promote the interests of women entrepreneurs in northern Morocco at national and international levels and to help in the training and insertion of new generations of women entrepreneurs in northern Morocco.
Email : ass_femme_nord@yahoo.fr


ASSOCIATION DES FEMMES CHEFS D'ENTREPRISE AU MAROC (AFEM)

Description: AFEM aims to engage women's businesses on the path of innovation, support advanced regionalisation and improve the representation of the organisation in the decision-making powers at national and international levels.
Website: http://www.afem.ma/
Email: infos.afem@gmail.com
Tel : +212 0522501251
Address : Technopark, route de Nouaceur N°132, Casablanca – Maroc

ASSOCIATION MAROCAINE DES DROITS DES FEMMES

Description: The association is an autonomous, non-profit women's association, based on international human rights conventions, including the Convention for the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women.
Tel: +212 05 22 45 15 35
Address: 282, bd Moukaouama - ex Résistance ang. rue Strasbourg, n°311 3°ét. , Benjdia CASABLANCA

ASSOCIATION MAROCAINE DES FEMMES ENTREPRENEURS POUR LE DÉVELOPPEMENT ÉCONOMIQUE ET SOCIAL NORD SUD

Description: The association supports the integration of women into the professional world and women's entrepreneurship.
Email: amfedes@gmail.com
Tel:
+212 39 32 52 66

CONFEDERATION GENERALE DES ENTREPRISES MAROCAINES (CGEM)

Description: The CGEM is the representative of the private sector to public authorities and institutions. It speaks on behalf of its 88,000 direct and affiliated members and ensures a favourable economic environment for business development.
Website:
http://www.cgem.ma/fr/cgem
Email:
n.elalaoui@cgem.ma
Tel:
+212 5229-97000
Address:
Boulevard Mohamed Abdou, Casablanca 20340, Morocco

EL MOUKAWILA

Description: El Moukawila is a co-operative that aims to support and promote Moroccan Women Entrepreneurs who are active or in transition. The services offered by El Moukawila are: advising, training, promotion and media, networking, and mentoring.
Website :
https://www.facebook.com/pg/Elmoukawila/about/?ref=page_internal
Email:
laila.elouarat@gmail.com

ESPACE POINT DE DEPART (ESPOD)

Description: ESPOD’s main goal is women’s economic empowerment and the development of women's entrepreneurship in Morocco.
Website:
https://sites.google.com/site/espodcasablanca/home
Email:
infos@espodmaroc.com
Tel:
+212 5224-40347
Address:
Boulevard Mohamed Smiha, Casablanca 20250, Morocco

JOSSOUR FORUM DES FEMMES MAROCAINES

Description: Jossour FFM is a non-governmental organisation which was created by and for women to bring their skills together to work towards promoting their rights. Its objective is to strengthen the presence of women on the national scene at all levels. The economic, social, cultural and legal fields are all fields of action that Jossour FFM has been able to explore over the last 20 years.
Website: http://www.jossourffm-maroc.com/
Email: jossourffm@yahoo.fr
Tel:
+212 05372-61704
Address:
131 Avenue Hassan II Centre-ville, Appartement 32-34 10000 Rabat Maroc

Maroc PME

Description: Maroc PME is a semi-governmental agency with three main objectives: improving the competitiveness of high impact companies, contributing to inclusive growth and promoting entrepreneurship.
Website: www.marocpme.ma
Email: marocpme@marocpme.ma
Tel:
+212 0537 57 44 44 /0802 00 00 05
Address:
Agence Nationale pour la Promotion de la PME 3 Avenue Annakhil 457 Lot 11 Parcelle N° 3- Rabat

MINISTRY OF FAMILY, SOLIDARITY, EQUALITY AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT

Description: The Ministry is an administrative entity dedicated to supporting women's initiatives aiming to improve socio-economic indicators related to equality between women and men, in accordance with Morocco's commitments for the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals and in the context of operationalisation of the government programme and the "Icram" Government Plan.
Website: www.social.gov.ma
Email:
saidaelouazzani@gmail.com
Tel:
+212 0537.68.40.62
Address:
47,Bd Ibn Sina Agdal, rabat – Maroc

Oman

NATIONAL TRAINING INSTITUTE

Description: NTI strives to exceed client expectation with its industry and Omani market specific training solutions. The company has the ability to react to the diverse training needs of organisations and their employees.
Website:
http://www.ntioman.com
Email:
Contact form on the website
Tel:
+968 24228600
Address:
PO Box 267, Postal Code 115, Madinat Al Sultan Qaboos, Sultanate of Oman

OMANI WOMEN ASSOCIATION

Description: TheOmani Women Association's mission is to empower women in the fields of knowledge, skills, self-development and professional development. It promotes women’s intellectual, professional and cultural levels and activates their role in governmental and civil organisations. It highlights the role of Omani women and enhances their status and participation in local and international forums. It also maintains a database concerning its work on women’s issues in Omani society and builds up network and communication channels with the various authorities.
Email:
owa70c@gmail.com 
Tel:
+968 24602800
Address:
Muscat, Al-Khuwair

OMANI WOMEN ASSOCIATION AT AL-MUDHAIBI

Description: The Omani Women's Association in AL- Mudhaibi has worked to develop a future vision of the development and spread of women's work through various programmes.
Website: https://wamoman.com/home-e
Email: o.w.a.m@hotmail.com
Tel
: +968 25578233

WOMEN'S AFFAIRS AT THE MINISTRY OF SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT

Description: The department's objectives are to develop women’s productive skills, integrate women in development programmes, enhance women’s participation in internal and external meetings and conferences, promote women in board positions and provide opportunities for developing their knowledge and productive skills. 
Website: https://wamoman.com/home-e
Email:
Contact form on the website
Tel:
+968 24 645000
Address:
3305 Way, Muscat, Oman

 

Palestinian Authority

BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL WOMEN PALESTINE (BPW)

Description: BPW is a dynamic business association of dedicated female professionals established in 1976 by a number of professional women.
Email
: hildaawwad@yahoo.com
Address:
PO Box 527

BUSINESS WOMEN FORUM-PALESTINE (BWF)

Description: The Business Women Forum is a national non-profit association established in 2006 to help “strengthen the role of businesswomen as leaders in the Palestinian economy through advocacy, networking and the provision of business services”.
Website:
http://www.bwf.ps/index.php/en/
Email:
info@bwf.ps
Tel:
+970 02-2425612/3
Address:
Al-Fare’ Bldg, 2nd Fl. Al-Baluu’

MINISTRY OF WOMEN'S AFFAIRS

Description: The Ministry focuses on mainstreaming gender issues in policies, projects and programmes among line ministries and stakeholders.
Website:
https://www.mowa.pna.ps/
Email: info@mowa.pna.ps
Tel:
+970-2-423315
Address:
Mekkah building, floors 4,5,6, Al-Bireh

PALESTINIAN BUSINESSWOMEN'S ASSOCIATION (ASALA)

Description: ASALA is a Palestinian non-governmental organisation that empowers women who have limited resources to realise their economic and social rights by using a holistic approach to development in accordance with their needs.
Website:
http://www.asala-pal.org/
Email:
PR@asala-pal.org
Tel:
+970 2 2413035
Address: Ramallah / Al-Bireh, Khalaf Trading Tower, 2nd Floor OR Al-Rimal, Al-Mina’ Area, Habboush Street, Dream Building, 2nd Floor

PALESTINIAN WORKING WOMEN SOCIETY FOR DEVELOPMENT

Description: The Palestinian Working Women Society for Development supports gender equality and the eradication of all forms of discrimination against and promotes women’s political, economic and civil rights. It also works toward the expansion of women’s access to justice through improving psychological well-being among women and girls and combating gender-based violence.
Website:
http://www.pwwsd.org
Email:
pr@pwwsd.org
Tel:
+970 02-2981977
Address:
Headquarters: Al-Anbia Street, Real Estate Company Building, 3rd floor

THE GENERAL UNION OF PALESTINIAN WOMEN (GUPW)

Description: The General Union of Palestinian Women is a democratic, public faction that was established in 1965. It describes itself as the representative body for Palestinian people around the world and the umbrella for all women and non-governmental Palestinian organisations for women.
Website
: http://www.gupw-gaza.ps
Email:
Contact form on the website
Tel:
+970 08 2878008
Address:
Khaleel Al-Wazeer (Lababedi) Street - Al-Said Building - 5th floor 

Qatar

QATAR INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS WOMEN FORUM

Description: The Qatar International Business Women Forum objectives are 1) to build and promote networks between businesswomen in Qatar and the rest of the world that encourage greater co-operation and pave the way for new investment opportunities for women in various sectors and businesses 2) to provide an international platform for an exchange of ideas and expertise, benefit from businesswomen’s success stories and pay tribute to the past and current achievements made by businesswomen in Qatar and the Arab world 3) to mobilise businesswomen and allow them to play an effective role in meeting and overcoming regional and international economic challenges, and in building new foundations for the economy of the future.

Website: http://www.qibwf.org
Email:
info@interactiveb.com
Tel:
+974 4487 7442
Address:
2nd Floor, Al Kindi Complex, Jawan Street, Al Sudan Roundabout, Al Sadd Area, Doha, Qatar

 

ROUDHA CENTRE FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INNOVATION

Description: The Roudha Centre provides innovative and effective programs and advocacy efforts for women looking to open their own business or grow their existing ones. The Centre delivers business, financial, legal and training/programming services, and mentoring and coaching. It also provides incubational assistance to empower women towards entrepreneurship and economic self-sufficiency.
Website:
http://www.roudha.org/index.php
Email:
info@roudha.org
Tel:
+974 44918312
Address:
Roudha Center, Al Reem Tower, West Bay, P.O.Box: 96048

Saudi Arabia

BUSINESS WOMEN AFFAIRS AT THE COUNCIL OF SAUDI CHAMBERS

Description: The committee aims at providing an investment environment that lives up to Saudi Arabia’s economic development, in which women’s investments and participation can thrive in different sectors while being able to compete regionally and internationally.
Website:
http://www.csc.org.sa/English/WomenCommittee/Members/Pages/default.aspx
Email:
halgelaud@csc.org.sa
Tel:
+11 2182285
Address:
P. O. Box 16683, Riyadh 11474

KHADIJAH BINT KHOWAILID BUSINESSWOMEN CENTRE, JEDDAH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY

Description: Opened in 2004 in the Jeddah Chamber, it works to increase women’s participation in national development. The centre seeks to find suitable solutions to provide infrastructure support and to inform regulations and laws that enable women to achieve a balance between the family and other duties and responsibilities, so that their participation in national development partnership becomes sustainable as their family responsibilities evolve.
Website:
http://www.jcci.org.sa/Arabic/departments/Pages/KBKC.aspx
Email:
AKBKC@jcci.org.sa
Tel:
+11 6529255
Address:
P.O. Box 1264 Jeddah 21431 Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Tunisia

CENTER OF ARAB WOMEN FOR TRAINING AND RESEARCH (CAWTAR)

Description: Cawtar is a regional organisation. It’s mission is to eradicate discrimination against Arab women and reduce gender gaps by promoting research, education, training and advocacy in all areas of life that affect the status of women, and to carry our message to policy makers, researchers, activists and local communities alike.
Website: http://www.cawtar.org/
Email:
info@cawtar.org
Tel:
+216-71-790-511
Address:
P.O. Box n°:105 1003 Cité El Khadra Tunis- Tunisia

CENTRE DE RECHERCHES, D'ETUDES, DE DOCUMENTATION ET D'INFORMATION SUR LA FEMME (CREDIF)

Description: CREDIF is a non-administrative public institution under the supervision of the Ministry of Women. It was created with the aim of actively contributing to the advancement of the status of women.
Website: http://www.credif.org.tn
Email:
directiongenerale@credif.org.tn
Tel:
+21671885322
Address :
Avenue du Roi Abdulaziz Al-Saoud – Rue Farhat Ben Afia (martyr) - Manar 2- 2092 .Tunis -la République Tunisienne

FEMMES ET LEADERSHIP:

Description: Femmes et Leadership is a non-profit civic association which was created after the January 14 Revolution. Its mission is to strengthen the role of women and their participation in public and professional life; to consolidate the role of women as innovators in civil society; and to coach women to strengthen their communication and negotiation skills.
Email: womenandleadershiptn@gmail.com
Tel:
+216 71753848
Address:
Rue de la ligue arabe, 2091, menzah 6, Ariana

INSTITUT ARABE DES CHEFS D'ENTREPRISE (IACE)

Description: IACE is an independent international Think Tank committed to promoting business and improving the business environment by making recommendations and reform proposals with the support of business leaders, academics and other actors from civil society.
Website : http://www.iace.tn
Email :
contact@iace.org.tn
Tel :
+216.70 018 100
Address: Bvd. principal Rue du Lac Turkana. 1053 LES BERGES DU LAC, TUNIS, TUNISIE

LA CHAMBRE DE COMMERCE ET D'INDUSTRIE

Description: The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Tunis is an organisation supporting and assisting Tunisian companies in Greater Tunis (Tunis, Ariana, Ben Arous and Manouba)
Website:
https://www.ccitunis.org.tn
Email:
nadia.information@ccit.com.tn
Tel: +216 71 247 322 
Address:
31, Av de Paris - 1000 – Tunisie

LA CHAMBRE NATIONALE DES FEMMES ENTREPRENEURS (CNFE)

Description: The CNFE brings women entrepreneurs from all sectors together in order to combine their energies and skills, break their isolation and allow them to contribute actively and effectively to the economic and social development of the country.
Website: http://cnfce.org/en/
Email:
contact@cnfce.org
Tel:
+216 71 809 881
Address:
Cité Administrative_Cité El khadhra Lot N° 7 

 

MINISTRY OF WOMEN, FAMILY AND CHILDREN

Website: http://www.femmes.gov.tn
Email:
boc@maffepa.gov.tn
Tel:
+216 71 252 514
Address:
2, rue d’Alger, Tunis 1001


UNION NATIONALE DE LA FEMME TUNISIENNE (UNFT)

Description:  The National Union of Tunisian Women is a non-governmental organisation fighting for the improvement of the status of women in Tunisia.
Website:
http://www.unft.org.tn
Email :
unft@email.ati.tn
Tel :
+216 71 560 181
Address :
56, Boulevard Bab Bnet - 1006 Tunis – Tunisie

WOMEN'S ENTREPRISE FOR SUSTAINABILITY (WES)

Description: The Women’s Enterprise for Sustainability (WES) programme empowers women-led organisations in Tunisia to operate WES centres as social enterprises. Through these centres, aspiring and established women entrepreneurs gain new skills and networks, launch and expand businesses, and develop as innovative leaders in their communities.
Website: http://wesglobal.org
Email:
wes@wesglobal.org
Tel:
+216 71.88.53.44
Address:
9 Rue des Pommes El Manar Tunis, Tunisia

United Arab Emirates

ABU DHABI BUSINESSWOMEN COUNCIL

Description: The purpose of the council is to render top-quality services for enhancing the role played by businesswomen in the Abu Dhabi-based business sector.
Website:
www.adbusinesswomen.ae
Email:
bwc.alain@adcci.gov.ae
Tel:
+971 3 7076654
Address:
P.O.Box: 662. City: Abu Dhabi

DUBAI BUSINESSWOMEN COUNCIL

Description: Building awareness, educating, promoting opportunities and enhancing positive change in the community towards the acceptance of women in business is at the heart of the DBWC’s belief in empowering women and motivating them to be productive members of society and economy.
Website:
http://www.dbwc.ae
Email:
businesswomen@dcci.gov.ae
Tel: +971 042028530
Address: Dubai Chamber building, Baniyas Road, Deira

DUBAI SME

Description: Established in 2002, Dubai SME was created as an integrated division of the Department of Economic Development (DED). It was developed as a resource for support, information and outreach for the growing small- and medium-sized enterprise sector.
Website:
http://www.sme.ae
Email:
info@sme.ae
Tel:
+97143613000
Address:
Business Village, Block A, 2nd Floor Near Clock Tower

DUBAI WOMEN ESTABLISHMENT

Description: Dubai Women Establishment strives to help Emirati women balance stimulating careers with a satisfying family life through the endorsement of appropriate gender-equality policies and initiatives, providing life-long opportunities for training and work and promoting greater participation of women in the economic and political sphere.
Website:
http://www.dwe.gov.ae
Email:
info@dwe.gov.ae
Tel:
+971 4 406 9000
Address:
P.O. Box: 213333 Dubai – UAE

EMIRATES BUSINESSWOMEN COUNCIL (EBC)

Description: TheEBC strives to help women into leadership positions and place women leadership on the global map by 2021.
Website:
http://www.uaebwc.ae
Email:
info@uaebwc.ae
Tel:
+971 4 220 9199
Address:
P.O. BOX 8886, Dubai- United Arab Emirates

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS WOMEN'S GROUP (IBWG)

Description: The International Business Women's Group (IBWG) in Dubai actively supports Business Women in Dubai and the Northern Emirates by providing a Networking Forum for Professional Business Women in the UAE and a platform to provide opportunities for professional growth and development.
Website:
http://www.ibwgdubai.com/
Email:
info@ibwgdubai.com
Tel:
+971 050-6578445
Address:
PO Box 24407 Satwa, Dubai United Arab Emirates

SHARJAH BUSINESSWOMEN COUNCIL (SBC)

Description: The SBC's aim is to empower potential and existing professional women and businesswomen to establish and realise their ambitions in both traditional and non-traditional sectors in the UAE.
Website:
http://sbwc.ae
Email:
info@sbwc.ae
Tel: +971 6 594 1140
Address:
Sharjah Business Women Council-Al Qasimi Street, Sharjah

 

Yemen

CENTRE FOR EMPIRICAL RESEARCH AND WOMEN'S STUDIES (Sanaa University)

Description: The aim of the women's studies program at the Sana'a' University is to improve the position of women in Yemeni society. In order to enhance research, track recent developments in the field and facilitate international communication, the Centre has developed a documentation centre, which is linked to similar documentation centres in other Arab countries (Egypt, Al-Bahrain, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia).
Tel:
+967 01 219 339
Address:
Sana'a' University P.O. Box 1802 Sana'a' Yemen

ICCIA BUSINESSWOMEN INFORMATION NETWORK (ICCIABIN)

Description: ICCIABIN is a platform for all women entrepreneurs to interact with each other, exchange business information among themselves and share best practices. This portal provides businesswomen opportunities in terms of marketing their businesses, providing information on business, sharing success stories, acquiring know-how and best practices, also through interactions with counterparts worldwide.
Website:
www.icciabin.org
Email:
info@icciabin.org data@oic-bin.net icci@icci-oic.org
Tel:
(+92) (21) 35874910

WOMEN'S ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT ASSOCIATION

Description: WEEA's mission is to achieve economic and social empowerment for women, especially poor groups, by influencing developmental policies and providing women with more opportunities to participate in civil society.
Tel:
+967 01- 440 507
Address:
Nwakshot Street

WOMEN'S FORUM FOR RESEARCH AND TRAINING

Description: The Women's Forum for Research and Training (WFRT) is a human rights organisation for women in Yemen. It organises workshops for government officials, promotes human rights issues with other NGOs and arranges training for grassroots activists.

WOMEN NATIONAL COMMITTEE

Description: The Women’s National Committee of Yemen is a government-affiliated body working to empower women. Local Yemenis work on the committee in co-ordination with national and international partners to safeguard women’s fundamental human rights. The Millennium Development Goals provide the framework guiding the committee’s main policy priority areas.
Email:
wnc@y.net.ye
Tel:
+967 277188 1

YEMEN WOMEN UNION

Description: The Yemeni Women's Union (YWU) is an NGO that promotes women's civil rights and empowers women in Yemen through education, training, counselling and a variety of other services.
Website:
http://yemenwu.org/coming_soon.html
Email:
info@yemenwu.org
Tel:
+967 480460 - 480489
Address: Sana'a - Altahrir - Behind Centeral bank of Yemen

YEMENI WOMEN EMPOWERMENT FOUNDATION

Description: The Yemeni Women Empowerment Foundation helps to increase the participation of women in social frameworks as well as in areas of political and economic development and in all aspects of society concerned by women’s rights, human rights and gender equality.
Email:
zafaran-tamken2011@hotmail.com
Tel:
+967 711101901
Address:
Sanaa - Rabat Street - next to Alfakhamh Hall

 

 

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