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Photo Exhibit on Fatherhood in Egypt and Sweden featured in Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Photo Exhibit on Fatherhood in Egypt and Sweden featured in Bibliotheca Alexandrina A Father and his Son During the Photo Exhibit in Bibliotheca Alexandrina. Photo:Courtesy of Embassy of Sweden in Cairo A photo exhibit entitled “ Because I am a Father: Egyptian and Swedish Dads ” was launched on 9 May at Bibliotheca Alexandrina. The exhibit features photos from Egypt and Sweden, portraying the universal role of fatherhood, promoting cultural exchange and gender...

Transforming Mindsets through Volunteerism

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

UN Women’s “Ending Violence against Women” (EVAW) programme puts a special focus on awareness raising at the community level in order to take action in preventing and responding to violence against women (VAW). With that purpose, the programme is investing in empowering and training community members, especially youth, giving them an influential role within their circles to become leaders that support gender equality and contribute to making a change within their communities....

Forces for change: Improving the lives of women in Egypt

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) play an important role in the work on Ending Violence Against Women (EVAW) in Egypt, as they are on the ground and in close contact with survivors as well as perpetrators of violence and they have a real potential to influence people. UN Women is working closely with CSOs to reach women and girls as well as men to increase awareness on the issue of VAW in communities.

Changing Mindsets is a Vital Step to Achieve Gender Equality

Thursday, April 11, 2019

For Eid, women and girls should stay at home. Until recently, he used to believe that they don’t have the right to work or even go out. “At first I prohibited my sister from going down on the street or even from possessing a mobile phone” he recalls.

Enlightening Youth’s Mindsets to End Violence Against Women in their Communities

Thursday, April 4, 2019

UN Women sat with Mohamed Khamis, a volunteer for the Ending Violence Against Women programme, to find out how his life has changed after joining as a volunteer. “Everything changed for me. I transformed from a young man who wastes his life on the streets harassing women and returns home at 6 am, to a productive member of the community who wakes up early in the morning with the purpose of creating a change. I wake up happy to see the difference I make in people’s lives.”

UN Women Collaborates with Different Partners to Mark International Women’s Day in Alexandria

Monday, April 1, 2019

UN Women Egypt, in partnership with the National Council for Women, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, and Plan International in Egypt commemorated International Women’s Day (IWD) through organizing two separate events on Tuesday, March 19th, at Bibliotheca Alexandrina. The first event entitled “The Problems of Development, Culture and Work” and The second event entitled “Women Pioneers: Successful Experiences and Inspirational Stories”

The Fifth Annual Event for “Ring the Bell for Gender Equality” in Egypt

Monday, March 18, 2019

A group photo during "Ring the Bell for Gender Equality" event. Photo:Egyptian Stock Exchange To mark the International Women’s Day, UN Women Egypt in partnership with UN Global Compact Network Egypt, International Finance Corporation (IFC), World Bank Group, Egyptian Exchange (EGX), the National Council for Women in Egypt (NCW), and Egyptian Institute of Directors (EIOD), successfully organized the 5 th Annual Ring the Bell Event for Gender Equality on March 4 th at the Four...

Press Release: Sweden partners with UN Women and ILO to Promote Productive Employment and Decent Work for Women in Egypt, Jordan and Palestine

Monday, March 18, 2019

Caption Text The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), a long-standing partner of UN Women, announced a significant contribution of 70 million Swedish Krona (USD $7.64 million) to a regional programme on “Promoting Productive Employment and Decent Work for Women in Egypt, Jordan and Palestine”. The programme seeks to support women to benefit from opportunities for better jobs, security at workplaces, equal access to professional development, social...

UN Women, UNESCO and EGNATCOM Join Forces to Shrink the Online Knowledge Gap on Women in Science and Technology

Thursday, March 14, 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.

Challenging gender stereotypes through sport in Egypt

Sunday, February 17, 2019

The Cairo SheWolves is one of the first all-women American football teams in Egypt. Photo: Courtesy of the Cairo Wolves   Gender norms and stereotypes prevail throughout Egypt, even in its bustling capital Cairo. It’s here that a novel project, an all-women American football team— is challenging gender norms in sport. Speaking to UN Women about the Cairo SheWolves, Ziad Gaafar Mohammed, coach of the women’s American football team in Cairo’s Dokki and...

Press Release: Sweden partners with UN Women and ILO to Promote Productive Employment and Decent Work for Women in Egypt, Jordan and Palestine

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Press Release: Sweden partners with UN Women and ILO to Promote Productive Employment and Decent Work for Women in Egypt, Jordan and Palestine

UN Women in Egypt Encourages Inclusiveness and Diversity to Empower Women in All Fields

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Cairo, 12 December 2018-In line with UN Women’s recent global strategy entitled “The Empowerment of Women and Girls with Disabilities: Towards Full and Effective Participation and Gender Equality”, UN Women in Egypt encourages inclusiveness and diversity of women in all fields. This strategy aims at ensuring a more systematic approach to strengthen the inclusion of the rights of women and girls with special needs in UN Women’s efforts to achieve gender equality, empowerment of all women and girls, and the realization of their rights.

UN Women Egypt Commemorates the Launch of 16 Days of Activism to End Gender-Based Violence

Monday, November 26, 2018

Group photo during the launch event. Photo:UN Women/Alex Maher Cairo, 26 November 2018- 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, at the Mena House hotel to mark the launch of the “16 Days of Activism to End Gender-Based Violence” under the global theme...

Take Five: "In order to end violence against women, we need to work first on changing mindsets"

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Amira Mahmoud, the manager of "The Reception", a women's shelter in Alexandria. Photo: UN Women/Mona Soliman Amira Mahmoud is a law school graduate who works as the manager of a women’s shelter in Alexandria, Egypt. Opened in 2010 under the umbrella of the Egyptian Ministry of Social Solidarity, the shelter offers legal aid and psycho-social support and counselling to women survivors of violence in addition to facilitating access to financial assistance and income-generating...

Workshop on Supporting the Monitoring and Implementation of the SDGs through Better Production and Use of Gender Statistics

Thursday, October 25, 2018

UN Women Egypt organized a workshop on Gender Data and Statistics in Egypt:Supporting the Monitoring and Implementation of the SDGs through Better Production and Use of Gender Statistics next Thursday, October 25 th at Al Massa Hotel.

Fatherhood in Egypt and Sweden in focus at Photo Exhibit

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

The exhibit consists of photos from Egypt and Sweden, portraying the universal role of fatherhood, promoting cultural exchange and gender equality, and is a joint undertaking by the Swedish Institute, the Embassy of Sweden in Cairo, the National Council for Women, UN Women Egypt, as well as Al Ismaelia for Real Estate Investment and Soma Arts School and Gallery.

Egypt Calls for Girls Rights

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Blerta Aliko, UN Women Egypt Country Representative handing over a certificate for Omneya who took over her place for the day. Photo Credit UNWomen\Nouran Makhlouf Cairo, 11 October 2018 - This week, 68 Egyptian girls “took over” for one day the positions of 40 high-level officials in Egypt, including the Egyptian Minister of Social Solidarity, Security General of the National Council of Childhood and Motherhood, senior leaders from the Egyptian government, ambassadors from 19...

HerStory Editithon

Thursday, October 4, 2018

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) are supporting local efforts to enhance the quality of information on women and food security issues on Arabic Wikipedia through an innovative workshop for university students in partnership with Assiut University.

From where I stand: “I feel like I am creating great change”

Sunday, September 16, 2018

From where I stand: “ I feel like I am creating great change” 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 decided that she would not continue her education after high school.  While...

Women Employment Promotion Programme has given Samar the Chance to Start a New Positive Chapter in Her Life

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Samar Hamdy, 25, is from Minya in Upper Egypt. She is one of many women living in rural areas and deprived from their right to get proper education. At the age of 15, Samar was forced to get married. Three years later, she became a mother of two and by the time she turned 21, she got divorced and was left to raise her girls on her own. Without any financial support from her divorcee, she became dependent on her father and brothers’ support for basic necessities such as food and shelter....

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