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
Safe Cities Programme Celebrates the Opening of Imbaba’s Women Friendly Space
The National Council for Women, UN Women, USAID and Future Eve Foundation celebrated the opening the first ‘women-friendly space’ in Imbaba, Giza Governorate. Learn more
Ending violence against women
UN Women Egypt will continue to support (1) awareness raising through media campaigns and at the community level (2) strengthening of policies and legislation, (3) establishing case management system for women survivors of violence, and (4) making markets and public transport safer for women and girls. 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
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 Achievement Report 2017 More
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
- Coming together – Women’s Social Capital for Women’s Financial Inclusion in Egypt
- Safe Cities Programme Celebrates the Opening of Imbaba’s Women Friendly Space
- UN Women in Egypt Congratulates the National Council for Women on the New Law Regulating the Council
- Private Sector taking remarkable steps for inclusive decent employment opportunities for women in the Agribusiness Sector: “Marking the Achievements of Women’s Employment Promotion Programme”
The "Women’s Employment Promotion Programme” (WEPP) has supported around 225 Egyptian women to get jobs in the agricultural sector, including fixed-term contracts, monthly salary, bonuses, lunch allowances, child-care facilities, and safe transportation coupled with social protection and medical insurance. The WEPP achievements were highlighted at a conference held in Cairo this week. The programme is funded by USAID/Egypt and implemented by UN Women Egypt in partnership with CARE International in Egypt.
Tuk Tuk drivers join efforts to make the streets of Cairo safe for women
The Cairo Safe City free of Violence against Women and Girls Programme worked with young tuk tuk drivers to prevent and respond to sexual harassment and other forms of sexual violence against women in public spaces More.
Rasha, Mervat and Lina are among the beneficiaries of the Women's Leadership, Empowerment, Access and protection project (LEAP). They enhanced their skills throughout the project and now they are capable of making their own products, and their dream is to expand in the market and reach both local and global markets. AlMashgel is a production center offering 600 women refugees and host communities the required training and resources needed to support them produce marketable brand. Al Mashgel was created under the Umbrella of The National Council for Women, and in cooperation with UNHCR Egypt and funded by the Government of Japan Embassy of Japan in Egypt and implemented in partnership with CARE International in Egypt.