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Case Study: Exploring Client Approaches to Gender-Based Violence Prevention and Response - TAQA Arabia, Energy, Egypt

TAQA Arabia is a Cairo-based energy (gas and solar) company. TAQA recognized a need to consider specific risks for women as part of the project’s environmental, social, and health and safety requirements. For example, the project location - a remote desert environment – and local socio-cultural gender norms were seen as specific threats to women's safety. As a result, TAQA implemented a number of steps to mitigate such risks. Notably, TAQA Arabia’s CEO is a woman, and she is joined by one other woman in the nine-person executive committee. The company is also implementing a number of measures to promote gender equality.