UN Women – United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women

UN Women – United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women


UN Women welcomes unprecedented national efforts to support survivors of sexual assault and harassment

Egypt is witnessing incredible social momentum in support of survivors of gender-based violence, including sexual assault and harassment. UN Women in Egypt applauds the courage of the many women who have experienced violence and have spoken out and welcomes the strong national response, led by the National Council for Women, in support of survivors of violence against women to ensure accountability of perpetrators. More

  • Part the of the photo exhibit entitled “Because I am a Father: Egyptian and Swedish Dads” featuring photos from Egypt and Sweden, portraying the universal role of fatherhood.

    Dads in quarantine: An opportunity for change

    Unable to leave home during the COVID-19 lockdown, Egyptian families have been spending more time than ever inside, and together. Despite the many challenges of enforced isolation, this has in many cases deepened bonds and led to a reflection on the existing burden of unpaid domestic work that women perform – and at least some tentative redistributions. More

  • Women on board

    Egypt Women on Boards Observatory: 2019 Annual Monitoring Report

    UN Women collaborated with the School of Business of the American University in Cairo and all the members of the Observatory in the production of the 2019 “Women on Boards Monitoring Report”. The report serves as a monitoring and tracking tool, measuring the representation of women on the boards of companies and banks in Egypt. 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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Abir Leheta, Chair and CEO of Egytrans

Abir Leheta is a wife and mother of two girls, aged 14 and 19. At the age of 42, Leheta was appointed as the Chair and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Egytrans, originally a family-owned company that grew considerably, got listed on the Egyptian Stock Exchange, and is now considered one of the leading companies in Egypt in the male-dominated industry of transport and logistics. Read more ►

  From refugees to master chefs

With ongoing conflict and war around the world, people are on the move, migrating to escape danger and seeking better living conditions. We spent a day with three refugee women and saw how they learned different cake decoration techniques while learning how to approach and resolve problems. Many women were eager to share their stories and tell us how the training has made an impact on their lives. 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.