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"Taa Marbouta" Campaign

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

Towards equal opportunity

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

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

Forum on inclusive growth and empowerment

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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