EU-funded women’s training center opens in Tripoli

This will be the first of ten planned centres throughout Libya. [Photo: EU DEL to LIBYA]
The European Union (EU) and the Embassy of Germany in Libya alongside the Mayor of Hay al-Andalus have opened a training centre for women in Hay al-Andalus area, in the capital Tripoli, the first of a series of training centres to be opened in a selected number of Libyan municipalities.

Beyond the physical investment, the centre provides women with space for vocational training, personal and skills development. As part of this programme, women benefited from intensive training in the textile sector, for their own economic empowerment, but also to teach other women in Hay al-Andalus, to become active in design, tailoring and sewing.

The centre, with a venue for sports, recreational activities and intercommunity exchanges, provides vocational training and skills development projects for women, the European Delegation to Libya said in a statement.

The Hay al-Andalus Women Training and Development Centre initiative is part of the “Support to municipalities” programme, that is funded by the European Union and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The programme, implemented by the GIZ, supports 17 Libyan partner municipalities in ensuring better service provision at a local level and increasing access for most vulnerable groups, including women and migrants.

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