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

Highlights
Highlights
Achievement Report 2017
The Year of Egyptian Women - Achievements Report 2017

The ‘Year of Egyptian Women’ has opened a historical window of opportunity for the advancement of gender equality and women’s empowerment (GEWE) in Egypt. The launch of the National Women’s Empowerment Strategy (2017-2030) has firmed the political commitment towards realizing women’s political, economic and social rights as granted by the Constitution. The ambitious goals and targets do not only place women’s empowerment as a prerequisite for achieving gender equality in Egypt, but are considered as the accelerators for achieving the 2030 National Agenda - Sustainable Development Strategy (2030). View / Download: UN Women Achievements Report 2017 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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Because I’m a Man

Men have an important role in achieving gender equality, "Men and women have the same rights and duties". Share this video and tag your friends to support "Because I Am a Man" campaign. This campaign is produced in collaboration with the National Council for Women.

Featured Story
Magda featured story

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 diplomaHowever, 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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The Village Savings and Loan Associations (VSLA) Methodology

VSLA Methodology is built on traditional informal practices of rotating savings. Because it is rooted in traditional forms of financial services, it has proven to be both effective and efficient in alleviating poverty in the most remote areas and among the most resource-deprived communities and to empower members not only economically but socially as well.

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