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Middle East Women's Initiative

The Middle East Women's Initiative (MEWI) promotes the empowerment of women in the region through an open and inclusive dialogue with women leaders from the Middle East and continuous research.

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Ready to Lead: Understanding Women's Public Leadership in the Middle East and North Africa

Ready to Lead: Understanding Women's Public Leadership in the Middle East and North Africa

This report introduces The Middle East Women Leaders Index (MEWLI), a first-of-its-kind data tool designed to quantify women’s representation in leadership in the public sector in the MENA region. This index introduces the Pipeline-Participation-Authority Framework (PPA) that seeks to measure gender parity beyond descriptive representation which limits measures of representation to reaching a set proportion of positions.

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Changing Laws and Cultures: The Battle for Women’s Rights in the Middle East

In this edition of Wilson Center NOW we are joined by Merissa Khurma, Project Manager for Middle East Special Initiatives. We discuss the latest edition of the Middle East Women’s Initiative blog Enheduanna. The blog provides a platform for a diverse group of women contributors from the Middle East and North Africa to voice their thoughts and express their ideas about the state of women in their respective countries. We also preview the soon-to-launch Middle East Women Leaders Index.

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