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300 women trainees receive certificates in economic empowerment


After the completion of the first phase of the ‘Economic Empowerment of Women Breadwinners and Young Women in the Lebanese Host Communities’ project, certificates were distributed yesterdayto  some 300 women trainees from the first group of 780 of total participants. The above project, launched in April 2016, was implemented jointly by ABAAD non-government organization, Safadi Foundation, Ministry of Social Affairs and UN Women to support women wage-earners and empower them economically through provision of administrative and vocational skills to help them secure a livelihoods. A documentary was screened during the ceremony presenting the different stages beneficiaries went through in the process. On the occasion, the director of the Development Services Center in Tariq el Jadida, Beirut, Sanaa Kurdi, described the project as a development training program covering training on various professions and industries leading to social and economic empowerment of women. For his part, the Regional Director for UN Women, Dr. Mohammad Naciri, underlined in his address, the project’s special focus on the young generation of both men and women to build up their participation in the local development process and promote the concept of gender equality. Naciri also added that the project has trained around 250 young men and women on issues relating to fighting all forms of violence against women and raising awareness on the subject. (Al Diyar, December 9, 2016)



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