Based on lessons learned from past outbreaks, this brief outlines the gender issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic and response in Egypt. More
- Economic empowerment (10)
- Ending violence against women and girls (6)
- COVID-19 (5)
- Gender equality and women’s empowerment (5)
- Health (3)
- 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (2)
- Traditional media (1)
- Partnerships (1)
- Human rights (1)
- Leadership and political participation (1)
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Sunday, April 26, 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. The pandemic is moving beyond a global health crisis and morphing into a labour market, social and economic crisis, posing a serious threat to women’s employment and livelihoods, especially in precarious informal and non-essential...
Sunday, April 5, 2020
In light of these projections, UN Women, the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) and partner United Nations agencies have prepared proposals on formulating consistent policies and programmes for the short and long term, as part of an urgent regional response to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on women. For this response to be effective, it must take into consideration the social prejudices and gender norms that discriminate against women in the public and private spheres in the Arab region.
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.
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.
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.
Sunday, April 7, 2019
The Business Case for Improving Women’s Working Conditions in the Agribusiness Sector in Egypt
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.
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.
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...
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...
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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...