AIWF held this event to launch the Report and Recommendations, which published the findings of the 2005 Programme built around the two linked conferences held in Brussels (April 2005) and Cairo (June 2005). This third event held in London on 29 September, at the time of the UK Presidency of the European Union, at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office continuing its active support to the two conferences. This report became the impetus for AIWF and its partners to advocate the necessary economic and social reforms they have identified for the improvement in women’s position in the economies of Arab countries. The Report was presented to the Ministers of the Euro – Mediterranean Partnership and Arab Governments at the time of the 10 years after Barcelona Conference in November 2005 and was also widely distributed as part of the AIWF advocacy campaign to seek the greater participation of women as positive agents of change to move the agenda for prosperity and peace. The event was supported by the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Shell and IBM.
AIWF launches Report & Recommendations on ‘Women as Engines of Economic Growth in the Arab World’ at The Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London 29 September 2005