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Ending Violence Against Women (EVAW) Gender Profile Egypt May 2018

Monday, May 21, 2018

Ending Violence Against Women Gender Profile Egypt May 2018 View / Download: English More

Village Savings and Loan Association (VSLA)

Monday, May 21, 2018

Poverty has a tremendous impact on gender equality, with women often prevented and unable to realize their social and economic rights. This is particularly true in governorates of Upper Egypt where poverty rates are much higher than the rest of the country and where illiteracy rates hover around 40%. In particular, women, especially in Upper Egypt lack access to financial resources, capital, markets and financial services. The VSLA methodology is relevant to the constraints and challenges seen in this geographic area as it targets poor and marginalized women in rural communities, empowering them through participation in the savings and loan groups. These groups enable women to better manage household cash in an efficient and flexible manner, while investing in income generating activities that can secure and stabilize cash income. One of the most dramatic impacts the VSLA has is building the self-respect and social capital of women who hold a stake in the VSL membership. More

Profile of Rural Women

Monday, May 21, 2018

Rural Egypt is home to 58% of the Egyptian population1. Rural areas are characterised by stricter patriarchal familial and societal structures than urban areas2. However, rural Upper Egypt (where 44% of Egypt’s rural population is located) and rural Lower Egypt (56% of the rural population)3 differ significantly in terms of their socio-cultural norms and the associated economic and political context4. Disparities also exist with regards to the roles, responsibilities and social status of women, and their subsequent land ownership rates5. Rural Upper Egypt shows higher gender gaps than rural Lower Egypt in significant areas such as health, literacy and poverty. More

Understanding Masculinities: International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES) - Egypt - Key Findings (2016-2017)

Thursday, April 5, 2018

The International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES) is a comprehensive study on men’s attitudes and practices – along with women’s opinions and reports of men’s practices – on a wide variety of topics related to gender equality and women empowerment. Consisting of both a household survey and companion qualitative research, the overall goal of IMAGES is to build understanding of men’s practices and attitudes related to gender equality and women... More

Achievement Report 2016

Thursday, September 7, 2017

UN Women Egypt released its new achievement report highlighting the main results for 2016 under its various focus areas including leadership and participation; eliminating violence against women; economic empowerment; education and engaging men and boys. More

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