Amman, The EuroMed Feminist Initiative held a Roundtable discussion on Promoting a Women-Friendly Work Environment in the framework of the Madad for Women program funded by the European Union through the EU's Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis, the EU 'MADAD Fund'.
The Roundtable provided a platform for dialogue between the private sector, civil society, and the governmental stakeholders on improving women's economic participation and access to the labor market.
It shed light on the importance of ensuring a workplace environment that is free of harassment and discrimination against women, and discussed conditions and services to facilitate womens participation, such as day-care centers. The Roundtable also offered the opportunity for exchange of best practices and lessons learned.
During the opening, Insaf Daas, the EU- Madad Country Manager in Jordan reminded of the objectives of the Roundtable and the achievements of the program so far.
Ghaleb M. Hijazi, Vice President of Business Development Center, highlighted the need to build strong relationships with the private sector, while a representative from Tamkeen, underscored the importance to extend legal protection for working women.
During the discussion, several private companies presented their ideas on how to make human resources manuals and day-care establishments more responsive to the needs of women.
EuroMed Feminist Initiative is a policy network that encompasses women's rights organizations from the two shores of the Mediterranean.
It provides expertise in the area of gender equality and women's rights as inseparable from democracy and citizenship, and advocates for political solutions to all conflicts, and for the right of peoples to self-determination.
Source: Jordan News Agency