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The Premiere of “Between Two Seas” in the Presence of a number of Actors and Public Figures

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Group photo of “Between Two Seas” filmmakers. (Photo: Courtesy of the National Council for Women) Cairo, 16 October 2019 – The premiere of “Between Two Seas” was held yesterday evening in the presence of Dr. Maya Morsy, President of the National Council for Women;  Ms. Gielan Elmessiri, UN Women Deputy Country Representative, and the filmmakers as well as a number of public figures. The film is the product of a joint collaboration between the National...

Zenein Decent Market to Empower Women and Girls opens in Boulaq El Dakrour in Giza

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

In partnership with the National Council for Women, Giza Governorate, UN Women and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Zenein Market, in Boulaq El Dakrour, was opened today following the completion of its renovations.

“Between Two Seas” in Cinemas this Wednesday

Monday, October 14, 2019

The filmmakers of “Between Two Seas” began the countdown to release the film in theaters on Wednesday, October 16th. The film is the product of a joint collaboration between the National Council for Women, UN Women, Axeer and development partners. “Between Two Seas” is written by Mariam Naoum, directed by Anas Tolba, screenplay by Amani Tunisian and starring Fatma Adel, Yara Jubran, Tharaa Jubail, Mahmoud Fares, Arfa Abdel Rasoul and Lubna Wans.

Empowering Women Survivors of Violence Through Art

Monday, September 30, 2019

UN Women Egypt and Dawar, an arts and wellbeing organization, teamed up to provide women with various forms of art therapy, giving them the space for self-expression and rehabilitation. The programme uses different art therapy tools to help women overcome their traumatic experiences.

ID Cards Opening Doors for Egyptian Women

Sunday, September 29, 2019

The ‘Women’s Citizenship Initiative’, implemented under the leadership of the National Council for Women (NCW) with technical support from UN Women Egypt, works on enhancing women’s political participation and leadership. This initiative aims to raise awareness of the importance of obtaining ID cards and facilitating the process for women, like Rania, to issue theirs. ID cards enable women to access public services, including health and education for them and their children, receive loans, open bank accounts, and vote as well as run as candidates in elections.

Take Five: “Women can face situations and challenges, just like men.”

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Fathy Taha, an EVAW volunteer in Imbaba. (Photo Credits: UN Women/ Nada Ismail) Fathy Taha is a young man living near the marginalized area of Imbaba in Cairo, Egypt, where he volunteers for the Ending Violence against Women (EVAW) programme. Youth volunteers are one of the main active players in the programme, serving its objective of raising awareness of gender equality and women’s empowerment in communities. Volunteers use a variety of creative methods to raise awareness,...

From Where I Stand: “Now I can walk the streets alone.”

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Naema Khamis is a young woman volunteering in Imbaba, Giza with UN Women’s Ending Violence Against Women (EVAW) programme to raise awareness on gender equality and women’s empowerment. In her path to help her community and the people around her, Naema has also learned to be more confident and to protect her rights and safety.

From Where I Stand: “My biggest achievement is that I have changed myself and changed people.”

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Mohamed Magdy, an EVAW volunteer in Imbaba. (Photo Credits: UN Women/ Nada Ismail) Mohamed Magdy is a volunteer in Imbaba, Giza with UN Women’s Ending Violence Against Women (EVAW) programme, working to raise awareness of gender equality and women’s empowerment. Before joining the programme, Mohamed did not have constructive thoughts and beliefs about gender equality and women’s empowerment, but now he is working to change his community to become safer for and more...

From Where I Stand: "I learned to defend and protect myself"

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Heba El-Sayed is a young woman living in one of the marginalized areas of Alexandria, Egypt. After joining a self-defense training under UN Women’s “Ending Violence against Women” programme, she learned about her right to public spaces, her right to feel safe in them and how to protect herself against sexual harassment and violence.

"Between Two Seas" Screens at an Event for the National Council for Women and UN Women

Thursday, July 4, 2019

In the presence of Dr. Maya Morsy; President of the National Council for Women and Ms. Blerta Aliko; UN Women Country Representative the feature film “Between Two Seas” was screened at a special event held by the National Council for Women and UN Women, in celebration of the film’s success during its festival tour.

UN Women Praises the Decision of the Government of Egypt to Develop the Country’s First National Action Plan on UNSCR 1325 on Women Peace and Security

Sunday, May 26, 2019

UN Women Egypt praises the decision and the strong initiative of the Government of Egypt to develop the country’s first National Action Plan (NAP) on the implementation of the United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 on Women Peace and Security and subsequent resolutions.

The National Council for Women and UN Women Praise the Selection of “Between Two Seas” in Brooklyn Film Festival

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Cairo, 26 May 2019- “Between Two Seas” by the director Anas Tolba competes within the 22nd Brooklyn Film Festival (31 May – 9 June). The film is the outcome of a joint collaboration between the National Council for Women, UN Women, Axeer and development partners out of their belief in the role of cinema in changing the negative cultures and perceptions towards women in different societies.

Photo Exhibit on Fatherhood in Egypt and Sweden featured in Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Photo Exhibit on Fatherhood in Egypt and Sweden featured in Bibliotheca Alexandrina A Father and his Son During the Photo Exhibit in Bibliotheca Alexandrina. Photo:Courtesy of Embassy of Sweden in Cairo A photo exhibit entitled “ Because I am a Father: Egyptian and Swedish Dads ” was launched on 9 May at Bibliotheca Alexandrina. The exhibit features photos from Egypt and Sweden, portraying the universal role of fatherhood, promoting cultural exchange and gender...

Transforming Mindsets through Volunteerism

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

UN Women’s “Ending Violence against Women” (EVAW) programme puts a special focus on awareness raising at the community level in order to take action in preventing and responding to violence against women (VAW). With that purpose, the programme is investing in empowering and training community members, especially youth, giving them an influential role within their circles to become leaders that support gender equality and contribute to making a change within their communities....

Forces for change: Improving the lives of women in Egypt

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) play an important role in the work on Ending Violence Against Women (EVAW) in Egypt, as they are on the ground and in close contact with survivors as well as perpetrators of violence and they have a real potential to influence people. UN Women is working closely with CSOs to reach women and girls as well as men to increase awareness on the issue of VAW in communities.

Changing Mindsets is a Vital Step to Achieve Gender Equality

Thursday, April 11, 2019

For Eid, women and girls should stay at home. Until recently, he used to believe that they don’t have the right to work or even go out. “At first I prohibited my sister from going down on the street or even from possessing a mobile phone” he recalls.

Enlightening Youth’s Mindsets to End Violence Against Women in their Communities

Thursday, April 4, 2019

UN Women sat with Mohamed Khamis, a volunteer for the Ending Violence Against Women programme, to find out how his life has changed after joining as a volunteer. “Everything changed for me. I transformed from a young man who wastes his life on the streets harassing women and returns home at 6 am, to a productive member of the community who wakes up early in the morning with the purpose of creating a change. I wake up happy to see the difference I make in people’s lives.”

UN Women Collaborates with Different Partners to Mark International Women’s Day in Alexandria

Monday, April 1, 2019

UN Women Egypt, in partnership with the National Council for Women, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, and Plan International in Egypt commemorated International Women’s Day (IWD) through organizing two separate events on Tuesday, March 19th, at Bibliotheca Alexandrina. The first event entitled “The Problems of Development, Culture and Work” and The second event entitled “Women Pioneers: Successful Experiences and Inspirational Stories”

The Fifth Annual Event for “Ring the Bell for Gender Equality” in Egypt

Monday, March 18, 2019

A group photo during "Ring the Bell for Gender Equality" event. Photo:Egyptian Stock Exchange To mark the International Women’s Day, UN Women Egypt in partnership with UN Global Compact Network Egypt, International Finance Corporation (IFC), World Bank Group, Egyptian Exchange (EGX), the National Council for Women in Egypt (NCW), and Egyptian Institute of Directors (EIOD), successfully organized the 5 th Annual Ring the Bell Event for Gender Equality on March 4 th at the Four...

Press Release: Sweden partners with UN Women and ILO to Promote Productive Employment and Decent Work for Women in Egypt, Jordan and Palestine

Monday, March 18, 2019

Caption Text The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), a long-standing partner of UN Women, announced a significant contribution of 70 million Swedish Krona (USD $7.64 million) to a regional programme on “Promoting Productive Employment and Decent Work for Women in Egypt, Jordan and Palestine”. The programme seeks to support women to benefit from opportunities for better jobs, security at workplaces, equal access to professional development, social...

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