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.
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.
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.
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.
Within the framework of enhancing inclusive learning and conducive environment for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) for girls, UN Women Egypt in partnership with the National Council for Women and in collaboration with IECD Egypt produced soft skills videos on communication and problem solving. This activity comes within the objective of equipping young women with market-driven technical and soft skills that enhance their employability skills.
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 ►
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 ►
UN Women, in collaboration with the National Council for Women, has produced a film highlighting violence against women in its different forms.