Development cooperation ,30.06.2014

Oxfam Women’s Access to Justice in the Middle East and North African (MENA) Region


The project will target poor and vulnerable women, including Syrian refugees, in enhancing their legal protection. The project covers refugee-receiving countries (Iraq, Egypt, Lebanon and Jordan) and is based on a clear need. The project activities are based on Oxfam's work in the past. The project is in line with Finland's development policy criteria and with the regional activities of the Unit for the Middle East and North Africa, bringing with it a clear added value by focusing on improving women's legal status. The project takes well into account a human rights-based approach and the objectives of the project and the possible results are measurable. The beneficiaries are mainly (70%) women, but also the role of men is well accounted for. The project targetes men, especially village elders and judiciary officials who are often men. The project impacts womens' lives concretely by supporting them in turning points, such as a judicial proceedings, which can revolutionize their lives completely. Funding for the project is 2 898 205 Euros for the duration of three years.

Funding decision  30.06.2014

2 898 205 €

Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee

  • Gender equality
  • Participatory development/Good governance

Field of activity

  • Legal and judicial development 30%
  • Women’s equality organisations and institutions 70%

Special target group

  • women
  • girls
  • children

Funding channel




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