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On the Gender Day at the Twenty-seventh session of the Conference of Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 27), the Government of Egypt, as COP27 Presidency, launched the African Women’s Climate Adaptive Priorities (AWCAP) initiative. This initiative aims at driving change by increasing decent work and leadership for women in green sectors, increasing women’s representation in STEM fields, and leveraging increased national investments for women-led green businesses.
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This project falls under the 2021-2024 Multilateral Cooperation Programme for Gender Equality in Egypt supported by KOICA and is managed and implemented by UN Women Egypt in partnership with the National Council for Women (NCW), the Ministry of International Cooperation, the Ministry of Education and Technical Education, the Ministry of Manpower, and in collaboration with educational institutions, private sector and civil society. The “Women’s Economic Empowerment” project aims to economically empower women through access to capacity development, decent employment opportunities and enhanced community and labor market support for gender equality.
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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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The National Council for Women released the first national study on “Violence against Women with Disabilities” in February 2022, which is one of the first studies globally on such topic. The results of the study are based on surveying 6000 recipients of “Takaful and Karama” program, implemented by the Ministry of Social Solidarity. The study presents knowledge on the different forms of violence, its underlying causes, and the ability to access services as well as the experiences of women with disabilities in Egypt, focusing on the intersectionality between gender, disability and poverty.
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This training manual aims to build the capacity of service providers on case management and psychosocial support to women and girls’ survivors of violence or exposed to its risk. This manual offers a detailed guideline for the quality principles and necessary skills that service providers can refer to and adopt to effectively respond to women’s and girl’s needs, develop safety intervention plans and refer them to essential services providers (legal, medical, psychosocial support) given the crucial role of case managers and service providers.
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These Flyers are about Women's Employment and their Rights in the Egyptian Labor Law.  Under the Joint programme "Promoting productive Employment and Decent Work for Women in Egypt, Jordan, and Palestine" and within the framework of enhancing inclusive learning and conducive environment for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) for girls, these informative flyers have been produced to explain that the Egyptian constitution, International agreements, covenants and...
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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.
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This comic book entitled “Heroines of Every Day” sheds the light on the different forms of violence against women in public spaces. The comic book has been developed in partnership with the National Council for Women within the framework of UN Women Egypt’s “Safe Cities and Safe Public Spaces for Women and Girls”, with the generous support of the Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands in Egypt and the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation.
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The 2020 annual monitoring report contains the 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 10 percent in 2019 to 13 percent in 2020, reflecting an improvement towards achieving Egypt’s vision 2030 and SDG goals. The overall performance of female representation on boards indicated a positive and...
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Women play an outsized role in the care economy in the Arab States, performing 4.7 times more unpaid care work than men – the highest female– to–male ratio anywhere in the world.  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 report is...
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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.
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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.
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This training manual aims to build the capacity of service providers on case management and psychosocial support to women and girls’ survivors of violence or exposed to its risk. This manual offers a detailed guideline for the quality principles and necessary skills that service providers can refer to and adopt to effectively respond to women’s and girl’s needs, develop safety intervention plans and refer them to essential services providers (legal, medical, psychosocial support) given the crucial role of case managers and service providers.
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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.
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“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.
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The Business Case for Improving Women’s Working Conditions in the Agribusiness Sector in Egypt