UN Women – United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women

UN Women – United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women

Egypt

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Between two Seas - A group photo
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.

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  • The Business Case for Improving Women’s Working Conditions in the Agribusiness Sector in Egypt

    The Business Case for Improving Women’s Working Conditions in the Agribusiness Sector in Egypt

    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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Women's Hosting and Guidance Shelters

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

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Dalia Hamdy, EVAW Field Coordinator in Better Life Association for Development.

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.

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I Chose to SpeakUp

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

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