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


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.


  • 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

Featured video
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 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, a Click Funding agency, the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany represented by GIZ, 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.

"The most significant benefit that UN Women has offered the shelter is to build the capacity of the staff. We received training on how to deal with the cases of violence from a psychological point of view, and how to understand the survivors’ needs" Said Amira.... More

Featured video
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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