ALWANE - MENA
In 2012, WCI committed to expand the work of the ALWANE Coalition. The coalition is comprised of activists, entrepreneurs and youth committed to social change and gender equality across the Middle East and North Africa. The Coalition is comprised of 17 national committees and more than 100 committed public and private sector partners working to identify the most pressing issues facing women in the MENA region, and to design and implement nation-wide awareness campaigns. WCI provided the channels essential for the committees' outreach, and support their efforts to raise additional funds and establish the necessary partnerships to ensure long term sustainability and impact. WCI worked to establish the ALWANE Coalition as the foundation for sustained collaboration between leaders in the MENA region and within their individual countries.
Some examples of the country-specific programs WCI conducted include:
Bahrain: Women and E-Commerce
Kuwait: Women's Sexual and Reproductive Health
Iraq: Youth-to-Lead Media Campaign
Palestine: Social Media for Youth Advocacy; Job Skills for Young Women
Saudi Arabia: Women in Business; Women's Legal Rights