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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... More

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... More

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. More

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... More

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 More

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. More

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... More

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... More

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. More

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. More

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... More

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. More

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... More

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

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