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Tunisia: Women’s Enterprise for Sustainability aims to empower women entrepreneurs - supporters include LinkedIn, eBay, Microsoft, and Craig Newmark of Craigslist

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13 November 2012

Tunisian women seek economic empowerment

Author: Bernard Yaros, Tunisia Live

The participation rate of men in the labor market [in Tunisia] hovers above 70% while that of women only comes to around 25%...A recent partnership, the Women’s Enterprise for Sustainability (WES) program, is looking to play its part in empowering Tunisian women entrepreneurs...The WES is funded by the Middle East Partnership of the U.S. State Department and will receive support from private sector partners, such as LinkedIn, eBay, Microsoft, and Craig Newmark, founder of craiglist.org.

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