The Ministry of Social Solidarity and UN Women Egypt Signs a Partnership Agreement to Enhance Women’s Empowerment and Increase Investments in the Care Economy for Inclusive and Sustainable Growth in Egypt
The Ministry of Social Solidarity signed a partnership agreement with UN Women Egypt to support the Ministry in its strategic objective of increasing investments in the care economy to promote gender equality. Learn more
Under the Auspices of The National Project for The Development of The Egyptian Family, Ta7wisha Program Concludes with A Rowing Challenge
The National Council for Women, in collaboration with the Central Bank, UN Women, the European Union, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the Agricultural Bank, and eFinance Investment Group, marked the end of a wandering journey with a rowing challenge in the Nile River at The Walk of Egypt's People. Learn more
From where I stand: “My business aims to produce natural fertilizer for the soil to reduce harmful emissions “
Meet Rania Fathy; one of the Egyptian women entrepreneurs who has benefited from the first round of a series of trainings conducted by the AUC Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, through the support of the UN Women/UNIDO Egypt Joint Programme "Rabeha". Learn more
Dr. Sima Bahous delivers remarks at the opening high-level panel of COP27 Gender Day
At COP27, UN Women Executive Director calls on global leaders to focus on gender equality as central to climate action

UN Under-Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director Dr. Sima Bahous carried out a two-day mission to Egypt to participate in the 27th Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC (COP27) in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt. Dr. Bahous met with global leaders, COP27 Presidency officials, government representatives, civil society organizations, private sector representatives, international organisations and climate advocates from around the world, calling on parties to make gender equality, women's empowerment and women’s leadership central to climate action.

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The African Women’s Climate Adaptive Priorities (AWCAP) Initiative

On the Gender Day at the Twenty-seventh session of the Conference of Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 27), the Government of Egypt, as COP27 Presidency, launched the African Women’s Climate Adaptive Priorities (AWCAP) initiative. This initiative aims at driving change by increasing decent work and leadership for women in green sectors, increasing women’s representation in STEM fields, and leveraging increased national investments for women-led green businesses.

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"Stimulating Equal Opportunities For Women Entrepreneurs” Brochure

The “Stimulating Equal Opportunities for Women Entrepreneurs” brochure summarizes the results of the strong partnership between UN Women and Procter and Gamble (P&G) that started in 2017 in support of women’s economic empowerment in Egypt and promote greater diversity and inclusion through equipping women entrepreneurs with the skills and support they need to access opportunities as potential suppliers and distributors. Women received trainings on business development, marketing, sales techniques, financial management and soft skills.

Women's Economic Empowerment in Egypt

This brochure sheds light on the main objectives of the “Women’s Economic Empowerment” project in Egypt.

This project falls under the 2021-2024 Multilateral Cooperation Programme for Gender Equality in Egypt supported by KOICA and is managed and implemented by UN Women Egypt in partnership with the National Council for Women (NCW), the Ministry of International Cooperation, the Ministry of Education and Technical Education, the Ministry of Manpower, and in collaboration with educational institutions, private sector and civil society. The “Women’s Economic Empowerment” project aims to economically empower women through access to capacity development, decent employment opportunities and enhanced community and labor market support for gender equality.

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Photo: Courtesy of Up-fuse

Caring about the environment encouraged two Egyptian women, who were very much into fashion, to take action and transform piles of waste into fashionable products through creating their own brand “Up-fuse”. Yara Yassin and Lama El-Khawanky founded Up-fuse in 2013 with a vision that focuses on making a difference in the community through recycling, revolutionizing handicrafts and bringing the community together around one goal that would contribute to having a sustainable planet. Read more>>

Rowaida Abdelghafar

“I always had a special passion for handcrafts. My father was and still is my number one supporter. He used to buy me books about handcrafts and arts. I believe that I have a special talent which allows me to understand how a handmade product was made by just looking at it. Read more>>