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A core KVINFO initiative, Ekspertdatabasen, which is a database on women experts in various fields, has been appointed a best practice by the European Institute for Gender Equality, EIGE. The database has been the model for the similar Who is She databases that are currently running in Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt and Palestine and are under construction in Tunisia and Morocco as partnership projects between KVINFO and a local parner.
Women experts constitute only 24.4 % of media expert, an English study shows, and during the Irish EU presidency women and media had special attention as a focus area.
A total of 14 European best practices have been appointed.
A Danish-Moroccan book project reverses the stereotypical images of Moroccan women. The book Moroccan women: Invisible success stories contains personal stories told by 14 successfull Moroccan women from all levels of society and in business life, meant to inspire other women. The book was launched in Denmark earlier this week with attendance from among others the Moroccan ambassador, Raja Ghannam. Head of KVINFO's MENA department, Lisbeth Pilegaard, said in her presentation that the book is a farewell to the conception of Moroccan women as victims, fragile individuals that do not participate in society. The book is produced as a part of KVINFO's bilateral project Women Economic Decision Making and Leadership.
The Global Entrepreneurship Summit – Entrepreneurial Ventures of Arabia (GES-EVA) held at the Dubai World Trade Centre put the spotlight on promoting women entrepreneurship in the SME sector regionally. The experts said that it is imperative to continue to create the foundation for promoting women entrepreneurship to enable them to excel and develop their businesses by learning from the experiences of the successful Arab women entrepreneurs.
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Also, read: 60% of companies globally now have women representation on their Boards of Directors at ameeinfo.com
Transitions taking place in the region are igniting debate on the need for Arab women to seize the opportunity to push for their rights and ensure their engagement in the decision-making process, researchers said on Monday. In light of fears that the Arab Spring is “leaving women out in the cold and failing to make them reap its gains”, platforms to debate gender equality are more important than ever, they added in a seminar titled “Women Making Change”.
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Diversity in boardrooms through a greater presence of women is essential for improving the quality of corporate governance in the region, and women need to be empowered and their contributions recognised in family-owned, public as well as corporate enterprises in order for the next generation to take their rightful places on boards across the region, panelists agreed over three panel discussions at the third Arab Women Leadership Forum, organised by the Dubai Women Establishment.
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