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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Lighting up the pyramids during the launch event of the 16 days of activism against gender-based violence.
The Launch of 16 Days of Activism to End Gender-Based Violence

United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) in Egypt in collaboration with the National Council for Women (NCW) hosted an event on 25 November, the international day for the elimination of violence against women to mark the launch of the “16 Days of Activism to End Gender-Based Violence” under the global theme “#HearMeToo” More

  • Profile of rural women

    Profile of rural women

    Rural Egypt is home to 58% of the Egyptian population. Rural areas are characterised by stricter patriarchal familial and societal structures than urban areas. However, rural Upper Egypt (where 44% of Egypt’s rural population is located) and rural Lower Egypt (56% of the rural population) differ significantly in terms of their socio-cultural norms and the associated economic and political context. Disparities also exist with regards to the roles, responsibilities and social status of women, and their subsequent land ownership rates. Rural Upper Egypt shows higher gender gaps than rural Lower Egypt in significant areas such as health, literacy and poverty. More

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Speak Up

In light of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, UN Women and the The National Council for Women along with other local and international partners including including the ministries of Investment, Transport and Sports and Youth in addition to , European Union in Egypt, the French Development Agency (AFD), the German Development Agency, and Bassita Bassita a Click Funding agency, the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany represented by GIZ and USAID. Drosos Foundation, RATP Dev ( Public Transport Company),SODIC, Streetpal application, media entities, and celebrities, 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.

 

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Amira Mahmoud,the manager of " The Reception" a women's shelter in Alexandria.

Magda Ahmed is a rural woman leader from the governorate of Minya in Upper Egypt. Growing up, she had always loved school, and was very eager to continue education after receiving her high school diploma. However, she was not given the opportunity to make this crucial decision herself, and against her wishes her parents and brothers... More

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UN Women Egypt - Main focus areas and Achievements

This video highlights the main focus areas that UN Women works on in Egypt and its main achievements.

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