With the aim to strengthen legislative and institutional frameworks that ensure effective prevention and response to VAW&G, UN Women Egypt Country Office provides technical and financial support to the development of the National Strategy to Combat Violence against Women, which was adopted in April 2015. Learn more
What we do
All human development and human rights issues have gender dimensions. UN Women focuses on priority areas that are fundamental to women’s equality, and that can unlock progress across the board.
UN Women provides support to promote women’s political representation and participation as well as access to leadership positions. Interventions focus on supporting female political candidates to strengthen their capacities to contest parliamentary and local council elections, as well as providing capacity building and networking opportunities for newly elected and re-elected women members of parliament. Learn more
UN Women supports the creation of an enabling environment for women entrepreneurs through providing tailored packages of financial and non-financial services as well as assets to enhance employment opportunities. In addition, skills of poor and marginalized women are being improved so that they work and act collectively. These interventions have contributed to increasing women’s income by 50% and strengthened their ability for self-employment and financial independence. Learn more
UN Women has identified two cross-cutting areas that are essential pre-conditions for women’s empowerment and achieving equality between men and women in Egypt. These areas are (1) education, and (2) the engagement of men and youth as partners for women’s empowerment. Learn more
In intergovernmental forums at the United Nations, Member States come together to debate and seek agreement on global gender equality norms and standards. Learn more
When different parts of the multilateral system act together, they can deliver greater results—and maximize the use of scarce resources. Within the UN system, UN Women is mandated to lead, promote and coordinate efforts to advance the full realization of women’s rights and opportunities. Learn more