Mainstreaming gender equality in Qatari institutions
On 12 November, ESCWA initiated the implementation of the “Action Plan on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in National Institutions” at the Protection and Social Rehabilitation Centre (AMAN), governed by Qatar Social Work, the national women’s machinery in Qatar.
A 7-day workshop was organized as the first step in the process of implementing the Action Plan.
Twenty staff members from several departments of the Center participated in the various training sessions, aimed at reaching a common understanding of gender equality and women’s empowerment in the specific context of the institution being audited.
Following the training sessions, the audit team received an on-the job training and then worked on reviewing institutional documents and conducting interviews.
Efforts in Qatar are being undertaken in the context of a broader ESCWA initiative to mainstream gender equality in national institutions in several Arab States.