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Marwa Saber is a practical electricity teacher at Electro Misr Applied Technology School in Cairo, a wife, and a mother of two girls. Saber is one of the 40 staff who benefited from the Information Technology (IT) training that was delivered to the teachers and administrative staff of 3 Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) schools in Cairo and Alexandria over the period from 30 August until 30 September 2020 through the “TVET for Girls initiative”. We spoke to Saber to learn about her reflections on her career and how the training contributed to enhancing her skills and her capacities.
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Mariam Naoum, 43, is an award-winning scriptwriter and women’s rights advocate. Her work addresses socio-economic challenges the marginalised face, with a particular focus on women’s issues. Naoum’s (Sard Workshop) latest movie “Between Two Seas” is a joint collaboration between the National Council for Women in Egypt, UN Women, and was made possible through the generous support of the Government of Japan and United States Agency for International Development (USAID).The film is directed by Anas Tolba and produced by Axeer.
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The United Nations in Egypt congratulates all women and girls, their families and communities on the Cabinet of Ministers’ unprecedented measures and endorsed by the Parliament of Egypt to end Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).
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Cairo, 25 March 2021- Within the framework of cooperation between the National Council for Women and UN Women, and with the participation of H.E. Ambassador Noke Masaki, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the Arab Republic of Egypt, “Between Two Seas” film was screened at the Teaching Staff Club of Alexandria University under the auspices of Professor Abdel Aziz Qonsowa, the President of Alexandria University.
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In recent years, Egyptian women have held positions of leadership, but never more so than now. Currently, women make up 27% of the Parliament, 13% of the Senate and 25% of the Cabinet of Ministers. Dr. Manal Awad is one of those Egyptian women who are making their case in the leadership arena.
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Globally, the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has magnified existing and interconnected inequalities. And COVID-19 will continue to have far-reaching impact on the hard-won gender equality gains in all countries. No country has fully achieved gender equality, with all countries grappling with gaps in women’s equal participation in economic and public life. All countries are also struggling to address the “shadow” pandemic – violence against women. In...
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On 8 March 2021, the world celebrated International Women’s day highlighting the theme “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world”. To mark this important day, the National Council for Women (NCW), the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE), the European Union (EU), the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and UN Women in Egypt joined forces to celebrate the tremendous efforts of women and girls in shaping a more equal future and full recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. In the framework of a longstanding partnership, the partners launched a new project entitled ‘Women’s Empowerment and Financial and Economic Inclusion in Rural Egypt: COVID-19 Response’.
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Cairo, 24 February 2021 — Today marks the launch of “Fighting Violence Against Women Using Technology” Hackathon on social media platforms.  This hackathon is organized by StartEgypt powered by Flat6Labs in collaboration with the National Council for Women (NCW) and UN Women Egypt, recognising the significant role that entrepreneurship plays in providing innovative solutions to address societal issues. The hackathon challenge...
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Mayada Mohamed ElShalaby, 36-year-old is a Syrian refugee living in Cairo with her family. Mayada is a former Amigurumi trainee and one of the current Amigurumi artists and trainers at “Vandi”, which is a social enterprise that UN Women Egypt collaborates with to provide skills training and employment opportunities for refugee and Egyptian women. ElShalaby talks to us about her professional journey and her personal ambitions. ElShalaby (in the middle) inside Vandi’s...
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Malak Adam* is a 36-year-old Sudanese woman who sought refuge in Cairo after experiencing maltreatment in her country of origin. Although Malak is a trained accountant, she had no option but to work informally in Cairo.
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A rise in the number of reported cases of FGM in Egypt is seen as a promising sign that the country’s efforts to raise awareness is starting to work.
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Fatma Saad is a 33-year-old project coordinator at the Al Shehab Foundation for Community Development in Cairo. She was one of 24 participants in a training programme in Applied Drama for Community Health and Empowerment, which falls under UN Women’s Ending Violence Against Women programme and is generously supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Saad shares her reflections on the training programme and the positive impact it has had on her personal and professional perspectives.
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Cairo, 9 December 2020 - The National Council for Women, in partnership with the Ministry of Manpower, the Federation of Egyptian Industries, UN Women, and the International Labour Organization, and in cooperation with United States Agency for International Development (USAID), will launch an awareness raising video on the role of business owners and companies in providing safe workplaces for women which would result in an increase in women’s participation in the labor force.
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Cairo, November 29, 2020 - Within the framework of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, the National Council for Women (NCW), in partnership with UN Women Egypt, launch a series of public screenings for the film “Between Two Seas” in a number of governorates across Egypt, with the aim of raising the awareness of women and men about the various issues that the film tackles such as violence against women and Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).
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Cairo, 26 November 2020 - The National Council for Women (NCW), in partnership with UN Women Egypt Country Office, lit up in orange the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx on the 25th November, joining the global community in launching the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence.
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Maged Fawzy is a husband and a father of two daughters, aged 9 and 14. Fawzy is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of WellSpring, a social enterprise established in 2009 with the mission of supporting local communities through participatory activities that focus on strengthening family bonds.
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Aida Nour ElDin is the Chairperson of the Women and Development Association (WDA), a grassroots civil society organization that specializes in providing various services to survivors of violence and raising community awareness in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria, Egypt. Aida Nour ElDin speaks to a group. Photo courtesy of Women and...
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Dalia Ramadan, 36, is a project manager at the Al Shehab Foundation for Community Development in Cairo, who specializes in providing legal and psychosocial support to women survivors of violence. The initiative falls within UN Women’s Ending Violence Against Women (EVAW) programme, which is generously supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). In a conversation with UN Women, Ramadan shared how the training programme has enhanced her capacity to communicate with communities and women survivors of violence.
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Silvana Samy is a 27-year-old lawyer, string artist and a workshop facilitator from the Upper Egyptian governorate of Beni Suef. Samy was one of 24 civil society employees and volunteers, who completed the training programme in Applied Drama for Community Health and Empowerment, which ran from August 2019 until March 2020, and was facilitated by Dawar for Arts and Development.
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Malak Abdelshafi is a 17-year-old Egyptian Paralympic swimming champion who qualified for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. When she was 10 months old, she suffered severe spinal cord injuries from an accident that left her partially paralysed. After the accident, part of her treatment was hydrotherapy, because of which she came to love swimming. In 2014, Abdelshafi joined Egypt’s national team. Abdelshafi has since won 39 national and 6 international medals. In line with its efforts to support...