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Egypt Women on Boards Observatory: 2019 Annual Monitoring Report

Thursday, June 18, 2020

This report consists of analyzed data and information collected for the banking sector, the public enterprise sector, Egyptian Stock Exchange listed companies, and the Financial Regulatory Authority (FRA) companies. The 2019 “Women on Boards Monitoring Report” analysis reveals that women represent 10% among a total number of 5,707 board members in the included categories. Overall, a total of 578 women are currently serving on Egyptian boards. One-hundred and thirteen qualified women are needed to join boards in the studied categories in Egypt annually, to reach the target of the National Strategy for the Empowerment of Egyptian Women of 30% by 2030.

Women and COVID-19 Pandemic

Sunday, May 10, 2020

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.

Report on the policy measures adopted by the Egyptian Government to ensure a gender-sensitive national response to the COVID-19 crisis

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is harming health, social and economic well-being worldwide and in Egypt – with women at the centre. The Government of Egypt has been quick to act, introducing measures to control the spread of the novel coronavirus and to cushion its social and economic impacts.

Women’s Economic Empowerment and COVID-19: A Snapshot of UN Women Response in the Arab States

Thursday, April 30, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is putting an unprecedented and significant strain on the global economy and public health systems. It is also highlighting, and magnifying inequalities and the multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination faced by women and girls.

Women's Needs and Gender Equality in Egypt's COVID-19 Response

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Based on lessons learned from past outbreaks, this brief outlines the gender issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic and response in Egypt.

Achievements Report 2018

Thursday, August 8, 2019

UN Women Achievements Report gives a comprehensive overview on the main programmes implemented by UN Women Egypt during 2018 in collaboration with its various partners across the four impact areas: Women’s Political Empowerment (WPE), Women’s Economic Empowerment, Ending Violence against Women (EVAW) and Engaging Men and Boys in Gender Equality. It also features the main achievements of the programmes while highlighting the progress made under communications and partnerships.

MEDIA MONITORING TOOLKIT

Sunday, June 30, 2019

“Media monitoring toolkit” is one of the knowledge products developed under UN Women Regional Programme “Men and Women for Gender Equality” funded by Swedish International Cooperation Agency SIDA. The toolkit is intended to help users establish a framework for monitoring and assessing current representations of women and men in the media, particularly in an Egyptian/Arab context. It provides a guide for analyzing the portrayal of gender roles, gender relations, masculinities, and violence against women in the public and private spheres for the purpose of understanding and ending gender negative stereotypes and harmful representations of gender dynamics in the society.

The Business Case for Improving Women’s Working Conditions in the Agribusiness Sector in Egypt

Sunday, April 7, 2019

The Business Case for Improving Women’s Working Conditions in the Agribusiness Sector in Egypt

Social Protection Systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls

Monday, April 1, 2019

This brief focuses on the priority theme of the 63rd Commission on the Status of Women (CSW): social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure and their relevance for gender equality and women’s and girls’ empowerment in Egypt. Recognising that Egypt has taken some significant steps to address the challenges faced by women and girls to access gender-sensitive social protection systems and gender responsive public services and sustainable infrastructure, the brief is also looking into gaps and opportunities for future efforts. UN Women Egypt works to support national initiatives to improve women’s and girls’ access to social protection systems, public services and sustainable infrastructure in Egypt.

Women's Political Participation and the SDGs in Egypt: Where Do We Stand?

Sunday, March 31, 2019

The factsheet offers insights on women’s political empowerment in Egypt, one of UN Women’s main thematic areas of work in Egypt, and put them in relation to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and targets. Providing a snapshot on the situation of women and girls in relation to political participation and decision making, the factsheet looks at the available data to populate the relevant SDG indicators, and presents information on the progress made so far towards achieving pertinent SDG targets. It also features examples of UN Women’s work to support Egypt in fostering a more gender balanced participation and in meeting the SDGs targets.

Women's Economic Empowerment and the SDGs in Egypt: Where Do We Stand?

Sunday, March 31, 2019

The factsheet offers insights on women’s economic empowerment in Egypt, one of UN Women’s main thematic areas of work in Egypt, and put them in relation to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and targets. It looks at the available data to populate the relevant SDG indicators, and presents information on the progress made so far towards achieving pertinent SDG targets in order to provide a snapshot of women’s economic empowerment in Egypt. It also...

Violence Against Women and the SDGs in Egypt: Where Do We Stand?

Sunday, March 31, 2019

The factsheet offers insights on Violence Against Women, one of UN Women’s main thematic areas of work in Egypt, and put them in relation to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and targets. Providing a snapshot on violence against women and girls, this factsheet looks at the available data to populate the relevant SDG indicators, and presents information on the progress made so far towards achieving pertinent SDG targets. It also features examples of UN Women’s work to support...

Safe Cities Programme Brief

Sunday, July 22, 2018

The Cairo Safe City and Safe Public Spaces programme was launched in 2011 and is one of the founding programmes of the Safe Cities and Safe Public Spaces Global Flagship initiative.

Gender SDGs Snapshot - Egypt

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Egypt launched the Sustainable Development Strategy (SDS) in 2015. The SDS serves as an umbrella for all development strategies in Egypt and is strongly guided by the universal SDGs. The SDS was developed through an inclusive and integrated process involving various stakeholders from government, civil society, and the private sector.

The Year of Egyptian Women - Achievements Report 2017

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

The ‘Year of Egyptian Women’ has opened a historical window of opportunity for the advancement of gender equality and women’s empowerment (GEWE) in Egypt. The launch of the National Women’s Empowerment Strategy (2017-2030) has firmed the political commitment towards realizing women’s political, economic and social rights as granted by the Constitution. The ambitious goals and targets do not only place women’s empowerment as a prerequisite for achieving gender...

Gender-Responsive Budgeting in the Arab States: Experiences in Nine Countries

Sunday, June 10, 2018

This knowledge product presents profiles of the gender-responsive budget (GRB) initiatives that have been undertaken in nine Arab States over the last decade or so. The objective is to share this work with actors in the region and beyond, so that they can learn from the experiences, and use the lessons learned in further work in these countries and others.

Profile of Rural Women

Monday, May 21, 2018

Rural Egypt is home to 58% of the Egyptian population1. Rural areas are characterised by stricter patriarchal familial and societal structures than urban areas2. However, rural Upper Egypt (where 44% of Egypt’s rural population is located) and rural Lower Egypt (56% of the rural population)3 differ significantly in terms of their socio-cultural norms and the associated economic and political context4. Disparities also exist with regards to the roles, responsibilities and social status of women, and their subsequent land ownership rates5. Rural Upper Egypt shows higher gender gaps than rural Lower Egypt in significant areas such as health, literacy and poverty.

Understanding Masculinities: International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES) - Egypt - Key Findings (2016-2017)

Thursday, April 5, 2018

The International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES) is a comprehensive study on men’s attitudes and practices – along with women’s opinions and reports of men’s practices – on a wide variety of topics related to gender equality and women empowerment. Consisting of both a household survey and companion qualitative research, the overall goal of IMAGES is to build understanding of men’s practices and attitudes related to gender equality and women...

Women’s Economic Empowerment Results in Egypt 2014 - mid 2017

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Women’s Economic Empowerment Results in Egypt 2014- mid 2017

Achievement Report 2016

Thursday, September 7, 2017

UN Women Egypt released its new achievement report highlighting the main results for 2016 under its various focus areas including leadership and participation; eliminating violence against women; economic empowerment; education and engaging men and boys.

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