Economic Empowerment of Palestinian Women
In February 2020, The Asper Foundation in partnership with MATI -The Jerusalem Business Development Center announced support of Turning Point, an economic empowerment and business development program for Palestinian women in East Jerusalem. It helps foster economic security, social mobility and the creation of a better future. The economic and personal empowerment process offered by MATI enables participants to formulate business ideas and receive tools to help launch new businesses or advance existing business activity. The program is adapted to participants’ cultural, social and economic characteristics and provides a real-time response to their present needs. The program addresses unacceptable poverty and unemployment rates, economic disparity and gender inequality among female Palestinian residents of East Jerusalem.