ESCWA, in partnership with the League of Arab States and UN Women, is organizing a regional meeting to strengthen the capacity of the Subcommittee on Gender Equality regarding women's economic empowerment and care economies and policies.
This meeting draws lessons from how gender equality was integrated in COVID-19 national response plans in the Arab region, with a particular focus on care-related issues and policies. It will also provide tools and examples from some Arab States on the approach to examining the situation of care at the national level and identifying necessary changes. Through training activities, sessions aim to enhance participants' capacities to formulate necessary changes at legal and policy levels and advance care services.
The meeting will bring together the members of the Subcommittee on Gender Equality with representatives from ministries of labour and national social protection institutions.