The UN in Egypt supports all national efforts to end FGM in Egypt

The United Nations in Egypt congratulates all women and girls, their families and communities on the Cabinet of Ministers’ unprecedented measures and endorsed by the Parliament of Egypt to end Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). 


  • Manal Awad

    This is what leadership looks like: Meet Governor Manal Awad, working to create safer cities and public spaces for women and girls in Damietta

    Dr. Manal Awad is one of those Egyptian women who are making their case in the leadership arena. Dr. Awad is playing a leading role in the implementation of the “Safe Cities and Safe Public Spaces” programme, in partnership with the National Council for Women (NCW) and UN Women Egypt and in collaboration with local grassroots organizations in Damietta. More

  • The Role of the Care Economy in Promoting Gender Equality

    The Role of the Care Economy in Promoting Gender Equality

    Building on unique analysis of the care economy in the Arab States, this report produces evidence–based policy recommendations for investing in the care economy in the region, and includes four country case studies from Egypt, Jordan, the State of Palestine and Tunisia. More

  • Women and COVID-19 Pandemic

    Women and COVID-19 Pandemic

    In partnership with the National Council for Women and UN Women, The Egyptian Center for Public Opinion Research - Baseera, issued an infograph for a survey on Women and COVID-19 Pandemic in Egypt. The poll was conducted on a national representative sample of 1518 females in the age group 18+ during the period from April 4th to April 14th, 2020, with the aim of measuring the effect of COVID-19 on women's lives. More

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ElShalaby (in the middle) inside Vandi’s office along with her colleagues. Photo: UN Women/Mohamed AbdelHameed.

Mayada ElShalaby is a Syrian refugee living in Cairo with her family. Mayada is a former Amigurumi trainee and one of the current Amigurumi artists and trainers at “Vandi”, which is a social enterprise that UN Women Egypt collaborates with to provide skills training and employment opportunities for refugee and Egyptian women. ElShalaby talks to us about her professional journey and her personal ambitions. Read more ►

Marwa Saber (right) attends the IT training at Electro Misr Applied Technology School. Photo: Courtesy of IECD.

Marwa Saber is a practical electricity teacher at Electro Misr Applied Technology School in Cairo and one of the 40 staff who benefited from the Information Technology (IT) training that was delivered to the teachers and administrative staff of 3 Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) schools in Cairo and Alexandria through the “TVET for Girls initiative”. We spoke to Saber to learn about her reflections on her career and how the training contributed to enhancing her skills and capacities. Read more ►

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Between Two Seas Official Trailer

UN Women, in collaboration with the National Council for Women, has produced a film highlighting violence against women in its different forms.