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Latest items for ERBG-PRACTICE-4

Nov. 15, 2018, 3:31 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4

"Henna painting has become a largely needed skill in Gaza because few people have mastered it...This has pushed some women to master the skill and use it as a source of income...Ahmad told Al-Monitor, 'Henna painting has become a source of living for me. It provides me with a monthly income that reaches $150 on average. One henna drawing ranges from 5 to 20 shekels [$1.30-$5.30].'" (para 8...10). "Ahmad welcomes customers at her house in Gaza City because renting a place is costly. She also visits the customers’ homes upon their demand. Other women found Facebook a suitable space to promote their work and attract customers looking for henna painting....more
Oct. 8, 2018, 3:27 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia

"Since the crown prince took power last year... Women no longer need a guardian to register a business. More private companies are hiring women for technical and manual labor jobs, helping pull poor families or single mothers up the socio-economic ladder" (para 17).
Sept. 21, 2018, 5:23 p.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4

"A National Business Centre was established in 2012 as a pioneering platform for supporting Omani entrepreneurs of both sexes in developing successful commercial enterprises. The Centre is part of a larger Government strategy to support and incubate small and medium Omani enterprises to promote the Omani economy and create new jobs. In order to develop and support activities of enterprises, a General Authority for the Development of Small and Medium Enterprises has been established. Its charter was issued by Royal Decree No. 36/2013. It aims to entrench a culture of entrepreneurship and self-employed activity among youth, strengthen the role of enterprises in providing new jobs for both sexes, and help...more