Joint Press Release: The National Council for Women and UN Women Egypt launch a new phase of Family Camps on Gender-Transformative Parenting

Date: Sunday, October 3, 2021

Participants during the Family Camp on Gender -Transformative Parenting from 30 September to 2 October 2021. Photo: Courtesy of WellSpring Egypt.

Cairo, 3 October 2021- The National Council for Women (NCW) and UN Women Egypt launched a new phase of family camps over the weekend in collaboration with WellSpring Egypt on “Gender Transformative Parenting”. The camps will take place in several governorates including Cairo, Alexandria, Damietta and Minya over the coming weeks under the framework of "Men and Women for Gender Equality" programme implemented through the generous support of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida).

These camps targets parents in the selected governorates to enhance the adoption of gender transformative practices to accomplish gender equality at home through challenging stereotypical gender norms and promoting more equal sharing of unpaid care and domestic work between women and men and girls and boys. The activities included in the camps also emphasize the importance of good communication between spouses. 

All activities conducted during the camps are based on the training manual that has been developed for use by individuals or organizations engaged in supporting parenting approaches including government entities, civil society, independent trainers, academia, and other professionals that deal with parents and believe in advancing gender equality and women’s empowerment in the home.

For more information, please contact: 

Ms. Azza Abd Elhay: General Manager of Media Management, National Council for Women at azzaabdelhai@gmail.com 

Ms. Maha Rateb: Communications and Adv Analyst, UN Women Egypt at maha.rateb@unwomen.org

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