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

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May Hachem, founder of "Her Story" showing volunteers how to add content to wikipedia.
Press Release - UN Women, UNESCO and EGNATCOM Join Forces to Shrink the Online Knowledge Gap on Women in Science and Technology


Cairo,11 March 2019-In celebration of International Women’s Day, UN Women in partnership with UNESCO and the Egyptian National Commission for Education, Science and Culture (EGNATCOM) joined forces to enhance the quality of information on women in science and technology, especially on Arabic Wikipedia through an innovative “edit-a-thon” for young men and women that took place last Saturday, March 9th, at the UNESCO and EGNATCOM premises. This event is part of the “#HerStory” and “Wiki4Women” initiatives.

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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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Mohamed Khamis, a volunteer for the Ending Violence against Women programme, poses for a picture in Imbaba.

UN Women sat with Mohamed Khamis, a volunteer for the Ending Violence Against Women programme, to find out how his life has changed after joining as a volunteer. 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

Planet 50–50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality