In the words of Amr Mosaad: "My participation in the family camp on “Gender Transformative Parenting” made me realize the importance and the happiness of being with my family”
Amr Mosaad, a 42-year-old husband and father of two children from Alexandria. Mosaad participated in the pilot phase of the family camps on “Gender Transformative Parenting”. Learn more
National efforts continue to eliminate Female Genital Mutilation and reinforce a zero-tolerance culture
Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a human rights violation and constitutes a form of violence against women and girls that is still widespread in several countries.  Learn more
Gender Equality and a Sustainable Planet - We cannot achieve one without the other
Gender inequality and the environmental crisis are the two greatest sustainable development challenges of our time. More than ever, it is crucial to work together to realize a gender-equal world with climate-smart and sustainable approaches. Learn more
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Photo: Courtesy of Heba El-Kholy
International Women’s Day 2022: “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow”

The theme for International Women’s Day, 8 March, 2022 (IWD 2022) is, “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow”, recognizing the contribution of women and girls around the world, who are leading the charge on climate change adaptation, mitigation, and response, to build a more sustainable future for all.

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Violence Against Women and Girls with Disabilities Study
Violence Against Women with Disabilities Study

The National Council for Women released the first national study on “Violence against Women with Disabilities” in February 2022, which is one of the first studies globally on such topic. The results of the study are based on surveying 6000 recipients of “Takaful and Karama” program, implemented by the Ministry of Social Solidarity. The study presents knowledge on the different forms of violence, its underlying causes, and the ability to access services as well as the experiences of women with disabilities in Egypt, focusing on the intersectionality between gender, disability and poverty.

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Egypt Women on Boards Observatory: 2021 Annual Monitoring Report
Egypt Women on Boards Observatory: 2021 Annual Monitoring Report

The 2021 Women on Boards Observatory annual monitoring report contains analyzed data of the Egyptian Exchange (EGX) listed companies, the banking sector, public enterprise companies, and the Financial Regulatory Authority (FRA) companies. The women on boards indicator have significantly improved from 13 percent in 2020 to 16.7 percent in 2021 – a growth of 28.5 percent in one year, reflecting an improvement towards achieving 30 percent representation of women on corporate boards by 2030. The report shows a total number of 1,043 women on boards of companies and banks in 2021, a growth rate of 46 percent.

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Training Manual on Case Management and Psychosocial Support for Women Survivors of Violence
Training Manual on Case Management and Psychosocial Support for Women Survivors of Violence

This training manual aims to build the capacity of service providers on case management and psychosocial support to women and girls’ survivors of violence or exposed to its risk. This manual offers a detailed guideline for the quality principles and necessary skills that service providers can refer to and adopt to effectively respond to women’s and girl’s needs, develop safety intervention plans and refer them to essential services providers (legal, medical, psychosocial support) given the crucial role of case managers and service providers.

Featured story

Amena El-Saie is the co-founder and CEO of “Helm”, which is a social enterprise that aims to act as a catalyst in ensuring effective and sustainable inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in the workplace. Helm is one of the key partners of the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy (GAPP) Executive Education Programme of the American University in Cairo (AUC), which is responsible for delivering employability skills and job placement services under the framework of the UN Women-UNIDO Joint Programme “Women’s Economic Empowerment for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth in Egypt” - "Rabeha” Read more>>

Shelters story

Located in a number of governorates across Egypt, the women's shelters have played an essential role in empowering women survivors of violence. As one of the services provided by the Ministry of Social Solidarity (MoSS), the nine women’s shelters available, across Egypt, aim to provide a safe and secure accommodation for women survivors of violence and their dependents. Read more>>