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  • Building Futures in the Middle East & North Africa

    Building Futures in the Middle East & North Africa

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  • MEPI Support for Tunisian Women’s SMEs

    MEPI Support for Tunisian Women’s SMEs

    From March 10-11, MEPI’s Women’s Enterprise for Sustainability (WES) project conducted a conference for Tunisian women entrepreneurs to share best practices amongst women-led small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

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  • Secretary Kerry on Women's Day

    Secretary Kerry on Women's Day

    Secretary Kerry (Mar. 7): "The United States stands ready to protect and advance the health, education, and human rights of women and girls everywhere, because women's progress is human progress."

  • My Destiny in My Hands

    My Destiny in My Hands

    In partnership with MEPI, the Organization Will and Citizenship has launched a project entitled "My Destiny in My Hand" to empower rural women from three underprivileged areas of Matmata, Ouedhref and Chatt Esselem in Tunisia.

MEPI in the News

  • The launch of Youth Parliament in Bethlehem

    On January 18th, the first constituent meeting of the “Bethlehem Youth Parliament’s” advisory board was held. The parliament comes as part of a MEPI local grant to ALKarma Cultural Forum.

  • A workshop on Personal Code Status

    20 Palestinian women benefited from a workshop on Palestinian Code of Personal Status and women’s legal empowerment. The workshop was held by Hadaf center for Human Rights and comes as part of the MEPI-funded “Promoting legal empowerment of Women in Gaza” project.

Success Stories

  • MEPI Advances Knowledge of Women’s Rights in Jordan
    MEPI Advances Knowledge of Women’s Rights in Jordan

    Through the “Protection of Women and Children, a Community Approach” project, MEPI is supporting AYA for Consultancy and Development in advocating for women’s and children’s rights in Jordan. The project brought together different community stakeholders such as NGOs, CSOs, community leaders including Imams of mosques, and representatives of relevant government entities to introduce the project and pave the ground for an effective approach to curb domestic violence against women and children.  Read more. »

  • Entrepreneurship Promotion and Economic Empowerment of Women
    Entrepreneurship Promotion and Economic Empowerment of Women

    According to official statistics, 76% of Arab women at working age in Israel are not employed. Business of One’s Own is a flagship project for women’s economic empowerment, implemented in partnership with the Economic Empowerment for Women, an organization committed to assisting disadvantaged women among the Israeli and Arab communities.   Read more. »

  • MEPI Empowers Women Leaders in Gaza
    MEPI Empowers Women Leaders in Gaza

    Through the MEPI-funded “Empowerment Young Women Leadership” project, Society Voice Foundation (SVF) is promoting democratic values and empowering young women leaders, aged 20-30 years old, from different areas in Gaza to become active participants in their communities.  Read more. »

  • Tunisian Women Enter Women’s Enterprise for Sustainability Business Award Competition
    Tunisian Women Enter Women’s Enterprise for Sustainability Business Award Competition

    MEPI continues to bolster Tunisian efforts to build a strong foundation for economic growth and opportunity. In partnership with MEPI and the Tunisian Association for Social Stability (TAMSS), The Institute of International Education (IIE) is implementing the Women’s Enterprise for Sustainability (WES) project in Tunisia.   Read more. »

  • Training on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Tunis
    Training on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Tunis

    On January 17, MEPI Alumni Chapter Tunisia conducted an Introductory training on the Rights of persons with disabilities. The training comes as a follow up activity to the MEPI Alumni Day of Service’s event celebrating the International day of People with disabilites on December 3. Imed Ouertani, a MEPI Alumnus, volunteered to train a group of 14 young people on the rights of persons with disabilities. The event was comprised of all-day activities held at the center of the American Institute for Maghreb Studies (CEMAT).   Read more »

  • Jordanian Women Advocate for their Right to Inheritance
    Jordanian Women Advocate for their Right to Inheritance

    Through a MEPI Local Grant, the General Federation for Jordanian Women (GFJW) launched awareness campaigns to educate women in the regions of Jarash and Karak about their rights to inheritance and ownership. GFJW has also conducted discussions with religious leaders, legal experts, and lawyers to discuss in depth how such rights are guaranteed for women in the Jordanian constitution and religious law.  Read more »

  • Palestinian Women Engage in Entrepreneurship and Community Activism
    Palestinian Women Engage in Entrepreneurship and Community Activism

    The Business Women Forum (BWF) is empowering young Palestinian women entrepreneurs to be financially independent, through building their capacity to develop business plans and launch their own businesses. With MEPI support, BWF conducted the “Business Plan Competition (BPC) Program” to benefit 80 aspiring women entrepreneurs aged 20 to 40.   Read more »

  • My Destiny in My Hands
    My Destiny in My Hands

    In partnership with MEPI, the Organization Will and Citizenship has launched a project entitled "My Destiny in My Hand" to empower rural women from three underprivileged areas of Matmata, Ouedhref and Chatt Esselem in Tunisia.  Read more »

Opportunities

  • LOCAL MEPI GRANTS FUNDING OPPORTUNITY IN TUNISIA

    Due to the historic nature of the upcoming Tunisian national elections, MEPI in accordance with the goals of advocacy by civil society, NGOs, and professional associations, promotion of the rule of law and promotion of public awareness as outlined in its annual program statement seek proposals that:

    1. Promote active participation of Tunisian citizens in the coming elections through voter outreach and voter education; with particular focus on youth and women from the interior

    2. Encourage public confidence in the electoral process through transparency measures, such as:

    - Observing and monitoring upcoming elections throughout the country, including in areas outside of urban centers;

    - Supporting advocacy campaigns that serve as a watchdog function over the electoral process and political campaigns.

    3. Promote nationwide “Get Out the Vote” efforts, including in areas outside of urban centers

    Please submit all applications through our Local Grants Program Application Assistance Website through the link below. The deadline for applications is June 8, 2014.

    http://mepi.seiservices.com/LocalGrants/English/AnnualProgramStatements.aspx

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