“Between Two Seas” in Brooklyn Film Festival
The film is the outcome of a joint collaboration between the National Council for Women, UN Women, Axeer and development partners out of their belief in the role of cinema in changing the negative cultures and perceptions towards women in different societies. Learn more
UN Women and the The National Council for Women along with other local and international partners along with other agencies launched a national initiative named “ #Speak_up” for combating violence against sexual harassment in means of transportation, in addition to all other forms of violence against women. Learn more
Coming together – Women’s Social Capital for Women’s Financial Inclusion in Egypt
According to the latest Global Findex data, 56% of the 1.7 billion of adults worldwide who do not have a bank account are women and data on account ownership shows a gender gap at 9% in favour of men across all developing economies Learn more
Finding women at work should not be this hard
UN Women Egypt launches new print campaign titled “Finding Her” which calls upon governments to make national commitments to address the challenges that are holding women and girls back from reaching their full potential. Learn more
Women's leadership and political participation
UN Women Egypt provides vaes of support to promote women’s political representation and participation as well as access to leadership positions. Learn more
Women's economic empowerment
UN Women Egypt supports the creation of an enabling environment for women entrepreneurs through providing tailored packages of financial and non-financial services as well as assets to enhance employment opportunities Learn more
Press Release - "Between Two Seas" Screens at an Event for the National Council for Women and UN Women
Cairo,4 July 2019 - In the presence of Dr. Maya Morsy; President of the National Council for Women and Ms. Blerta Aliko; UN Women Country Representative, the feature film “Between Two Seas” was screened at a special event held by the National Council for Women and UN Women, in celebration of the film’s success during its festival tour. In the presence of Dr. Maya Morsy; President of the National Council for Women and Ms. Blerta Aliko; UN Women Country Representative, the feature film “Between Two Seas” was screened at a special event held by the National Council for Women and UN Women, in celebration of the film’s success during its festival tour.
This report aims to showcase the business case of advancing supported actions towards more gender-inclusive work environment and practices in Egyptian agribusiness companies. Recognizing that in Egypt, women account for a significant proportion of the agribusiness workforce, yet, due to the challenges they face to access the labor market in addition to restrictive gender norms and discriminatory practices in the workplace, their enormous potential remains untapped. Hence, through the adoption and concrete implementation of the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs), UN Women Egypt aims through this business case to show how this can be done, and to provide some insights on the business benefits that results out of that. More
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In cooperation with the Ministry of Social Solidarity and under the framework of UN Women's 'Ending Violence Against Women Programme', extensive work has been carried out over the past 3 years to enhance the capacities of 8 shelters located across Egypt, to support women survivors of violence. With the support and generous contribution of USAID/Egypt the programme served to upgrade the physical capacities of shelters and ensure they are better equipped to host women, while also working with shelter staff and management to broaden their understanding and knowledge of psychosocial support and counselling for women hosted or those most at risk in the community. #EVAW #UNWomen #GenderEquality
Meet some of the key on ground Civil Society Organizations that work with UN Women's Ending Violence against Women Programme. Read the full story.
Violence against women has different forms. Women and girls said, "#IChosetoSpeakUp". You too #SpeakUp This video was developed within the framework of "Combatting Violence against Women" programme in partnership with The National Council for Women and with the support of USAID/Egypt and produced by Giraffics