Women in Public Life in the Middle East and North Africa


Celebrating International Women's Day

5 March 2015, Madrid, Spain 
The event 'Women in Public Life in the Middle East and North Africa' was jointly organised by the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID) and the MENA-OECD Governance Programme.


The discussions examined good practices and challenges on gender sensitive policies and gender budgeting, as well as the progress made in legal reforms to advance on gender equality and promote women’s political participation in the region. Furthermore, the findings of the OECD-CAWTAR report "Women in Public Life: Gender, Law and Policy in the Middle East and North Africa", supported by AECID, were presented. 


Who attended

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


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