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The “Gender-Transformative Parenting Manual” aims at enhancing the adoption of gender transformative practices to create more gender equitable spaces at home through challenging stereotypical gender norms and encouraging men and boys to participate in the unpaid care and domestic work; in addition to emphasizing the importance of couples’ communication and promoting full access to women’s economic and educational rights. It also promotes positive behavioral change through empowerment, highlighting individuals as change agents and focusing on increasing their abilities and knowledge of gender-equitable parenting. It targets national and local stakeholders in efforts to advance gender equality and the empowerment of women.
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The 2021 Women on Boards Observatory annual monitoring report contains analyzed data of the Egyptian Exchange (EGX) listed companies, the banking sector, public enterprise companies, and the Financial Regulatory Authority (FRA) companies. The women on boards indicator have significantly improved from 13 percent in 2020 to 16.7 percent in 2021 – a growth of 28.5 percent in one year, reflecting an improvement towards achieving 30 percent representation of women on corporate boards by 2030. The report shows a total number of 1,043 women on boards of companies and banks in 2021, a growth rate of 46 percent.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Based on lessons learned from past outbreaks, this brief outlines the gender issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic and response in Egypt.