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In the words of Mona Abdallah: “I consider working in community service as a blessing.”

Mona Abdallah is a community leader who works in the media field and one of 13 female participants who attended the “Designing Marketing Plans" training workshop, organized under UN Women’s Safe City and Safe Public Spaces programme in Damietta.

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Women at the centre of COVID-19 response

Globally, the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has magnified existing and interconnected inequalities. And COVID-19 will continue to have far-reaching impact on the hard-won gender equality gains in all countries.

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In the words of Mariam Naoum: “Competition is hard and continuity is harder. Don’t give up quickly.”

Mariam Naoum is an award-winning scriptwriter and women’s rights advocate. Her work addresses socioeconomic challenges the marginalised face, with a particular focus on women’s issues. 

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UN Women Egypt commends the approval of the amendment to the Penal Code to impose harsher punishments for sexual harassment

UN Women Egypt commends the approval of the Egyptian parliament in advancing more legal rights for Egyptian women through the amendment to the Penal Code which make sexual harassment now a felony. The new amendment to the Penal Code increases the penalty for sexual harassment to a minimum of two years imprisonment instead of six months, alongside a fine that ranges between 100,000 to 200,000 EGP, compared to a previous fine of 3,000 to 5,000 EGP.

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Toolkit for Youth on Advocating and Achieving Gender Equality by 2030 - Egypt

This toolkit is about how youth can advocate strategically for gender equality and empowerment of young women. It highlights ways in which youth can influence decision-making at community, local and national levels to achieve gender equality. An important running thread through the toolkit is on engaging young men as gender equality advocates.

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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. 

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"Heroines of Every Day"

The content of the comic book was formulated over the course of two training workshops that were attended by students from Alexandria University, artists, volunteers from UN Women partner NGOs and representatives from NCW Alexandria. The workshops focused on the different forms of VAW, how women face it, how it affects them and the whole community and how to actively stand against it. The discussions that took place during these workshops inspired the artists to develop the stories included in the comic book as part of their commitment to raise awareness about the issue through their art.

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Mona Ezzat is an experienced development practitioner, a researcher, and an expert in the field of women's economic rights. Ezzat was the facilitator of the training programme entitled "Designing Marketing Plans" which was organized by UN Women Egypt within the framework of the "Safe Cities and Safe Public Spaces" programme in Damietta. Read more ► 

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 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 ►