Israel will release stamp on MCTC

\"\"The Israel Post will release a commemorative stamp on 50th anniversary of MCTC.The stamp represents the power of women around the globe to advance socio-economic development in their countries.

The Golda Meir Mount Carmel International Training Center (MCTC) was founded in Haifa in 1961 by MASHAV – Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and HAIGUD – Society for Transfer of Technology – with the aim, then as now, of initiating and conducting training activities for women in developing countries, to advance their participation in public life, thereby enlarging their contribution to the socio-economic development process of their communities.MCTC is unique in being the first training center in the world to place the issue of gender equality on the international agenda, some 14 years before the 1975 UN Declaration of the “Development Decade for the Promotion of Women”. Two visionary women stood behind the Center’s establishment: Golda Meir, then Foreign Minister of Israel, and Mina BenZvi, first Commander of the IDF Women’s Corps and MCTC’s founding director, both of whom identified the need to advance the status of women.

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