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The National Council for Women and UN Women Egypt Light up the Great Pyramids of Giza in Orange to kick off the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence. Photo: UN Women/Mohamed Ezz AlDin
The National Council for Women and UN Women Egypt Light up the Great Pyramids of Giza in Orange to kick off the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence

Cairo, 26 November 2020 - The National Council for Women (NCW), in partnership with UN Women Egypt Country Office, lit up in orange the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx on the 25th November, joining the global community in launching the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence. More

  •  Amal Ahmed* with her 11-year old daughter. Photo: Courtesy of Amal Ahmed*

    From where I stand: “I’ll never let my girl undergo FGM… I do not want her to witness the torture that I went through”

    Amal Ahmed* – a wife and mother of an 11-year-old girl and three boys aged 15, 18 and 19 – lives in Dar El-Salam in Cairo governorate. When she herself was 10 years old, Ahmed’s life was turned upside down, after she and her sister were tricked by their family into undergoing female genital mutilation (FGM) at the hands of a doctor at home. Since that traumatizing experience, their lives have never been the same, and they feel they cannot lead a normal life anymore. More

  • From insights to action: Gender equality in the wake of COVID-19

    From insights to action: Gender equality in the wake of COVID-19

    This publication summarizes data, research, and policy work by UN Women’s Policy and Programme Division on the pandemic’s impact on women and girls, including the impact on extreme poverty, employment, health, unpaid care, and violence against women and girls. 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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Our Mental Health is a Priority initiative: How to improve our mood using scientific techniques

"Our Mental Health is a Priority” is an initiative by The National Council for Women in collaboration with UN Women. The initiative includes a series of awareness-raising videos to provide psychological support in light of the spread of the coronavirus.

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Ramadan facilitates an awareness-raising session in her work with the Al Shehab Foundation for Community Development. Photo: Courtesy of Al Shehab Foundation for Community Development

Dalia Ramadan, 36, is a project manager at the Al Shehab Foundation for Community Development in Cairo, who specializes in providing legal and psychosocial support to women survivors of violence. In a conversation with UN Women, Ramadan shared how the training programme has enhanced her capacity to communicate with communities and women survivors of violence. Read more ►

  Maged Fawzy posing for a family photo with his wife and two daughters. Photo: Courtesy of Maged Fawzy

Maged Fawzy is a husband and a father of two daughters, aged 9 and 14. Fawzy is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of WellSpring, a social enterprise established in 2009 with the mission of supporting local communities through participatory activities that focus on strengthening family bonds. Fawzy believes that coronavirus crisis has been an opportunity to reflect on his role within his family and to experience a happier family life. 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.