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Safwa Islamic Bank, UN Women promote gender-sensitive financial services

Aug 29,2020 - Last updated at Aug 29,2020

Safwa Islamic Bank recently hosted a training programme for the bank's employees focusing on gender issues and financial services, as part of the bank’s strategy to support national efforts towards financial inclusivity and highlighting the central role played by women in the financial sector. 

The training sessions were implemented by Aya Consulting in partnership with UN Women under the programme “Strengthening the Resilience of Syrian Women and Girls and Host Communities in Iraq, Jordan”, supported by the European Union, through the EU Regional Trust Fund in response to the Syria Crisis, the EU MADAD Fund.

“Safwa Islamic Bank has always been aware of the impact gender dynamics have on the evolution of the banking sector and the economic inequalities that can stem from a lack of awareness in this regard,” explains Samer Al Tamimi, general manager of Safwa Islamic Bank. 

“One of our core objectives is to preserve the right of women to equitable and equal access to financial resources, which is why we were eager to host this training programme and to raise the awareness of our employees on the essential connections between gender, inequality and economic inclusivity.”

 

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