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Webinar on 20 July: Women’s Economic Empowerment in the Indian Ocean Rim: Progress and Challenges

  • Theme of Event

    Women’s Economic Empowerment

  • Venue
    Virtual Meeting
  • Date
    20 – 20 Jul 2021

Did you know that women’s labour force participation has risen in 5 of IORA’s Member States since 2010, but in the same period it has declined in 7 Member States?

On 20 July 2021, IORA and UN Women discussed the key findings of the new IORA UN Women report on “Women’s Economic Empowerment in the Indian Ocean Rim: Progress and Challenges”. In addition to analyzing the key gender issues, the report highlights good practices, case studies, and further challenges and opportunities for investments and initiatives to address prominent gender gaps in the region.


The webinar featured:

  • Ms Leigh Tomppert, UN Women Project Coordinator for the IORA-UN Women partnership
  • Honorable Lujaina Mohsin Darwish, Chairperson - Mohsin Haider Darwish LLC - (ITICS) and State Council Member, Sultanate of Oman
  • Mr Marc Livsey, Director (Women’s Economic Empowerment), IORA Secretariat
  • Ms Kritika Nuckchady, Program Officer, IORA Secretariat (moderator).


A recording of the webinar is available here


This event is part of IORA’s partnership with UN Women supported by the Government of Australia. Read more here or contact us at


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