Empowerment of rural women in the Mediterranean region. Rural women in three Mediterranean Countries.


The Association of Women for Rural Development is set to launch, on November 27 at Al Akhawayn university, its one year long project Empowering Women in the Atlas (EWA), which aims to integrate women especially those of rural areas in the economic growth and sustainable development of the country.

The EWA initiative, which is established in cooperation with the US Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) and Al Akhawayn Hilary Clinton Center for Women’s Empowerment, seeks to promote leadership among rural women of the Middle Atlas Region by selecting a 100 female beneficiaries, from marginalized areas. The initiative provides these women with not only the opportunity, but also the concrete measures in the form of worships, training sessions and basic financial tools, through which their economic integration can be attained.