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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.... More

Coming together – Women’s Social Capital for Women’s Financial Inclusion in Egypt

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Financial inclusion has been identified as key to reducing poverty and fostering economic growth and is significant for the realisation of seven SDGs[2]. It is commonly defined as the effective access to a range of financial products and services that are adapted to people’s multiple needs (in terms of business, household economy, education, health, etc.) and to the different socioeconomic and cultural contexts they navigate in.[3]. More

Safe Cities Programme Celebrates the Opening of Imbaba’s Women Friendly Space

Sunday, May 20, 2018

In 19 May 2018, the Giza Governorate, the National Council for Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Future Eve Foundation celebrated the opening the first ‘women-friendly space’ in Imbaba, Giza Governorate. More

UN Women in Egypt Congratulates the National Council for Women on the New Law Regulating the Council

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Cairo- In line with the national efforts to advance the status of Egyptian women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women in Egypt (UN Women) congratulated the President of the National Council for Women on the approval of the law passed by the Egyptian Parliament on the 15 April 2018 concerning regulating the work of the council. Together with the National Women’s Strategy 2030, this law is another major achievement... More

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”

Thursday, March 29, 2018

The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) marks today the closing of “Women’s Employment Promotion Programme” (WEPP). The programme was funded with a generous support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and is implemented in partnership with CARE International in Egypt. More

Egyptian Agribusinesses Celebrate International Women's Day

Monday, March 12, 2018

The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), held a ceremony last Wednesday (March 7 th ) on the occasion of signing permanent contracts for more than 150 women in the agricultural sector by four agribusiness companies in Minya governorate. The ceremony was held within the framework of "Enhancing the Role of Women Working in the Agricultural Sector" programme, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by UN... More

“I learned to respect women”—Tuk Tuk drivers join efforts to make the streets of Cairo safe for women

Monday, January 22, 2018

In November 2010, UN Women started the Cairo Safe City free of Violence against Women and Girls Programme to prevent and respond to sexual harassment and other forms of sexual violence against women in public spaces. Mansheyat Nasser, along with two other neighbourhoods—Ezbet El Haggana and Embaba—was selected to implement the programme, and public transportation, including tuk tuks, were identified as public spaces where women and girls experience sexual harassment on a daily basis. More

UN Women Egypt Launches the Key Findings of International Men and Gender Equality Survey and “Because I am a Man” Campaign

Monday, January 1, 2018

In collaboration with the National Council for Women (NCW), and with the support of the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA), UN Women Egypt launched the International Men and Gender Equality Survey – Middle East and North Africa (IMAGES MENA) - Egypt, which 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... More

The European Union, UN Women Egypt and National Council for Women celebrate the successful completion of ‘Securing Rights and Improving Livelihood of Women’ Project

Monday, December 18, 2017

In the framework of the European Union’s (EU) Cooperation with Egypt, the closing ceremony of the EU funded ‘Securing Rights and Improving Livelihood of Women’ was held by UN Women in the presence of Her Excellency Dr. Maya Morsy, President of the National Council for Women (NCW); Mr. Jean Barbé, Head of Human Rights, Civil Society, and Governance Section, EU Delegation to Egypt; and Mr. Jorg Schimmel, UN Women Country Director a.i. More

The Closing of the 16 Days of Activism to end Violence against Women and Girls with “Leave No One Behind” as the Global Theme

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Starting on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (25 November), hundreds of events worldwide, led by UN Women and partners, bolstered efforts to eliminate violence against women, a pandemic that affects one in three women globally. Events from marches and concerts to sports days took place, and iconic buildings lit up in orange to galvanize attention during the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence (25 November – 10 December).

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Ta’a Marbouta: The Secret of Your Power”: A National Campaign on Women’s Empowerment

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Under the Social, Economic and Legal Empowerment of Egyptian Women Joint Programme, UN Women Egypt Country Office joined forces with The National Council for Women, UNFPA, UNDP and the Swedish Government to develop a national campaign to support and empower Egyptian women. The campaign highlights the importance of women's participation and inclusion in all economic, political and social areas while highlighting the struggles that they face in different fields just for being women. The... More

Finding women at work should not be this hard

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

UN Women Egypt launches new print campaign titled “Finding Her” under the umbrella of UN Women’s global campaign “Planet 50-50 by 2030-Step it Up for Gender Equality” which calls upon governments to make national commitments to address the challenges that are holding women and girls back from reaching their full potential. Highlighting women’s persistent low labor force participation rate and the importance of supporting an enabling environment for young... More

UNDP, UN Women, UNFPA and the Government of Sweden celebrate International Women's Day with women in Luxor and Qena

Thursday, March 9, 2017

On the occasion of International Women’s Day and the celebration of the Year of Egyptian Women, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the Government of Sweden will celebrate it this year with Egyptian women at Qena and Luxor governorates. The visit aims to monitor the progress made by the UN agencies women-related development programmes in Upper... More

Towards Equal Opportunity and Eliminating Discrimination against Women in the Administration of Justice

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Cairo, 23 March 2016- As part of Egypt’s efforts to achieve equality between women and men so that women can gain their civil, political, societal and cultural rights, as enshrined in the Constitution, the Ministry of Justice and the National Council for Women, with the support of United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), the United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime (UNODC) with the generous contribution of the Embassy of Japan, are holding a... More

International Women’s Day 2016 “Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality”

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Cairo, 8 March 2016 – The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) in Egypt in collaboration with the National Council For Women organized an event on 8 March, commemorating ‘International Women’s Day’ with the theme “Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality”. Dr. Miwa Kato, UN Women Country Director, positively noted the tremendous progress achieved in women’s representation in the House of... More

Role of Women and Youth in Transforming Societies: Egypt and Japan, Comparing Notes

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Cairo, 14 February 2016 – The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) in Egypt, in collaboration with the National Council for Women and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Egypt and the Embassy of Japan, organized a unique forum that brought together prominent speakers from Egypt and Japan to share their views and aspirations on achieving inclusive growth through the empowerment of women and youth. The event comes in light of Egypt and... More

Rapping and rhyming for rights: Yannick Glemarec visits programmes in Egypt

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Date: Tuesday, June 30, 2015 “ Be in the picture and don’t lose your rights; get out of the circle of neglect. We are encouraging you; your ID is your right it protects you, ” sang Tito, a young male rapper and volunteer with Etijiah NGO, one of the main civil society partners of the Egyptian “Women’s Citizenship Initiative”. This UN Women-supported programme aims to provide identification cards to two million poor and disabled women in rural and... More

Community groups interact with Executive Director during her first visit to Egypt

Monday, February 9, 2015

Date: Monday, February 9, 2015   “I am precious, I am loved, my body is mine only, my body protects me” sang a group of young girls and boys trained by the SAFE programme on child abuse, which is a key component of the Cairo Safe City Programme . The visit to one of the flagship programmes in Egypt that is part of UN Women’s Global Safe Cities Initiative came as part of Ms. Mlambo-Ngcuka’s first official visit to Egypt as Head of UN Women. Interacting with the... More

Around the world, women and men of all ages “orange their hoods” to end violence

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Around the world, women and men of all ages “orange their hoods” to end violence From flash mobs to bicycle races, street marches to art exhibits, and even illuminating landmarks and buildings in orange light, people around the world banded together during the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence by “oranging their neighbourhoods.” Date: Thursday, December 11, 2014 Orange made a splash this year to mark the 16 Days of Activism to end violence against women,... More

Games and children, a new direction to ending sexual violence

Thursday, August 14, 2014

In Cairo, a pilot project uses games and music to teach children to say no to violence. This initiative is part of the city’s comprehensive Safe City Programme which began in 2011 to prevent and respond to sexual violence in urban spaces, supported by UN Women and local partners. Date: Monday, August 11, 2014 Children and youth in Cairo take part in dynamic workshops to prevent sexual harassment. Photo: Screenshot Cairo Safe City Programme “Nobody has the right to... More

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