Makhzoumi Foundation, represented by its President Mrs. May Makhzoumi, signed a memorandum of understanding with the Lebanese National Commission for Lebanese Women, represented by its President Mrs. Claudine Aoun Roukoz, at the commission’s headquarters in Hazmieh. The commission also signed memorandums of understanding with “INJAZ” Lebanon, represented by its executive director Samar Dani, and the Lebanese Association of Women in Labor (LLWB), represented by its President Mrs. Asmahan Al Zein, in presence of members of the three associations and members of the commission.
These memos aim to enhance the economic, social and environmental role of women and girls in Lebanon, and to empower them and raise their level of capacity, in order to increase their participation in economic activities, and to achieve the principles of full gender equality, in addition to preparing them for leadership positions and boards of directors.
The MoU also seeks to achieve the sustainable development goals in general, and particularly combating and eradicating poverty among women, developing their personal, managerial and financial skills, and introducing them to the principles of entrepreneurship, and helping them to create small enterprises.
The goal of this memorandum is to combat all forms of violence against girls and women, eliminate negative stereotypes of women in media, and enhance women’s contribution to environmental protection through joint activities, training and workshops between the National Commission Women’s Affairs and each of the three associations.