Improved livelihoods for underprivileged women in North Lebanon

RMF has a deep commitment to the empowerment of women in Lebanese society. We believe that they have the power to positively influence the development of the Lebanese economy, and society as a whole.

The overall objective of this project was to improve the social and economic wellbeing of women living in underserved rural areas in the North of Lebanon. To achieve this, RMF worked towards facilitating women’s involvement in social networks, both formal and informal, and promoting the ability of women to work in various different sectors.

The primary activities were as follows:

  • Access to increased knowledge and skills on ICT, gender mainstream and women’s economic rights
  • Women’s Skills for business management developed through capacity building and training on Fair Trade principles, financial management, marketing,
  • Opportunities to Access Markets increased by exposure to public networks

Awareness of economic rights as per CEDAW (Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women)  provisions increased

Date 01/01/2013-31/12/2015
Project Improved livelihoods for underprivileged women in North Lebanon
Budget 1,085,762 Eur
Location North Lebanon- Akkar and Dannieh
Donors EU
Partners MADA

Committee for the Follow up on Women’s Issues (CFUWI)

Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT) – Lebanon

Fair Trade Lebanon

Sectors Economic Development
Beneficiaries 1,116 Women Trained

20 Women’s groups benefiting from Sub-grants

809 direct beneficiaries from sub-grants