"Women Powering Work" Discovery Framework

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Explore the following interactive framework to learn how changemakers from over 23 countries are turning challenges into opportunities for women's economic equality in the Middle East and North Africa! Hover over the spotlighted innovations ( ), explore additional projects from the field ( ), or read the full Discovery Framework Report on "Women Powering Work" here.
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BarriersBarriers are the components of a problem that, if altered, could allow for widespread, systems change. Barriers are moveable and actionable; they are not are underlying causes that merely describe a situation, such as something as broad as “cultural attitudes”.
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Innovation Spotlight

What if
every woman had a center to provide the skills, experience, and support group needed to generate income and solve local community problems?

Innovation Spotlight

By Nebahat Akkoc
Turkey
Nebahat Akkoc
What if
women could gain essential skills & support for economic independence via supportive centers financed by on-site restaurants & daycare?

Innovation Spotlight

By Shaista Bukhari
United States
Shaista Bukhari
What if
Housing projects equally planned for the environmental, social & economic sustainability of a community
+5

Innovation Spotlight

By Roshaneh Zafar
Pakistan
Roshaneh Zafar
What if
the economic participation of women became the norm by combining micro-finance, education & group support w/ public awareness campaigns?
+4

Innovation Spotlight

By Sengul Akcar
Turkey
Sengul Akcar
What if
women could break from limiting social roles & gain financial independence by learning nontraditional job skills such as carpentry?
+16

Innovation Spotlight

By Khalid Al-Khudair
Saudi Arabia
Khalid Al-Khudair
What if
segregation laws hindering employment of women could be bypassed entirely with the creation of a virtual home office tool?
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+1
B

Innovation Spotlight

By Nebahat Akkoc
Turkey
Nebahat Akkoc
What if
women could gain essential skills & support for economic independence via supportive centers financed by on-site restaurants & daycare?
+2

Innovation Spotlight

By Zeinab Al-Momani
Jordan
Zeinab Al-Momani
What if
the first local agricultural union for women could improve economic stability by establishing revolving loans & cooperative businesses?

Innovation Spotlight

What if
women could generate income & gain the confidence & skills needed to become elected officials in the most conservative parts of the country?

Innovation Spotlight

What if
the economic participation of women became the norm by combining micro-finance, education & group support w/ public awareness campaigns?
+2

Innovation Spotlight

By Sengul Akcar
Turkey
Sengul Akcar
What if
women could break from limiting social roles & gain financial independence by learning nontraditional job skills such as carpentry?
+5
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Innovation Spotlight

By Maysoun Gangat
Palestinian Territory
Maysoun Gangat
What if
a commercial radio station could present inspiring role models & practical knowledge needed to help women not just survive, but to flourish.

Innovation Spotlight

By Roshaneh Zafar
Pakistan
Roshaneh Zafar
What if
the economic participation of women became the norm by combining micro-finance, education & group support w/ public awareness campaigns?
+2

Innovation Spotlight

By Khalid Al-Khudair
Saudi Arabia
Khalid Al-Khudair
What if
segregation laws hindering employment of women could be bypassed entirely with the creation of a virtual home office tool?
+1
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Innovation Spotlight

By aysha saifuddin
Pakistan
aysha saifuddin
What if
1000s of women entrepreneurs could gain the training, branding, and connections they need to sell their products to retail outlets?

Innovation Spotlight

By Shaista Bukhari
United States
Shaista Bukhari
What if
Housing projects equally planned for the environmental, social & economic sustainability of a community
+2

Innovation Spotlight

By PSDF founder
Pakistan
PSDF founder
What if
vocational training could be created & delivered by the companies looking to hire, & targeted for those most underrepresented in the workforce?
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Innovation Spotlight

By Roshaneh Zafar
Pakistan
Roshaneh Zafar
What if
the economic participation of women became the norm by combining micro-finance, education & group support w/ public awareness campaigns?
+1
+3

Innovation Spotlight

By Khalid Al-Khudair
Saudi Arabia
Khalid Al-Khudair
What if
segregation laws hindering employment of women could be bypassed entirely with the creation of a virtual home office tool?
+8
+1
F
Other
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