Stories

142
results found
Date:
After abandoning school at the age of 14 to care for her cancer-stricken father, Passant Naser started sewing clothing for dolls in her free time. At 16, she dreamed of becoming a fashion designer and enrolled in various dressmaking courses. But she found the trainings expensive, inefficient and old-fashioned, and when she tried to enrol in academic institutions, she was told she was too young. So, sewing remained a hobby.  Passant Naser models one of the outfits she designed at...
Date:
Moez Doraid, UN Women Regional Director a.i. for the Arab States We are currently living through a period of significant change and uncertainty, as governments, with the support of the World Health Organization, respond to the challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic rapidly evolving international public health. While all our lives are affected by the impact of COVID-19, it is vital that global, regional and national response plans address the specific implications for the health and safety...
Date:
Married at 19 to an abusive husband, Mariam Ismail*, now 26, is living in a women’s shelter in Giza, Egypt, along with her two children, aged 4 and 5. Supported by UN Women in partnership with the Ministry of Social Solidarity and with the support of USAID, the shelter was recently upgraded through a survivor-centred approach that actively involved shelter users and staff in the design process, which increased safety, privacy and confidentiality for women survivors of violence.
Date:
On the occasion of the International Women’s Day, UN Women Egypt marked this day in partnership with the Egyptian Exchange (EGX), the National Council for Women, the Egyptian Institute of Directors and International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, through the annual Ring the Bell for Gender Equality event at the premises of the Egyptian Stock Exchange.
Date:
The award-winning film Bein Bahrain (Between Two Seas), produced by UN Women in collaboration with the National Council for Women (NCW) and Axeer, sheds light on the different forms of violence faced by Egyptian women and girls. It was screened at the premise of the NCW on the occasion of “Zero Tolerance against female genital mutilation (FGM) Day” to 100 women from the outskirts of Greater Cairo – as the first in a series of field-based screenings in Egypt.
Date:
The United Nations in Egypt is deeply saddened by the recent tragic death of 12-year-old Nada in Assiut Governorate while undergoing Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) at the hands of a doctor. We are outraged that such senseless deaths still occur in 2020, despite progress made to eradicate this violent practice in terms of law reform, awareness raising, as well as direct engagement with local communities and religious leaders. We welcome the statement by the National Committee for the...
Date:
The women’s shelter in 6th of October City, Giza Governorate, was officially inaugurated today after the completion of a comprehensive, survivor-centred redesign and physical upgrade.
Date:
In line with the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, the National Council for Women (NCW) along with UN Women organized a panel discussion on “Between Two Seas” film in the presence of the film’s cast, crew, members of NCW, UN Women representatives, media and members of the Media Committee at NCW.
Date:
On the Occasion of the International Day to Eliminate Violence against Women and in line with the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence, UN Women Egypt marked the launch of the 16 days of activism yesterday by organizing several activities in Cairo and Alexandria.
Date:
The ‘Women’s Citizenship Initiative’, implemented in partnership with the National Council for Women (NCW) with technical support from #UNWEgypt, 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 to issue theirs.
Date:
UN Women and P&G have rolled out their “Stimulating Equal Opportunities for Women Entrepreneurs” programme in Egypt to provide women with the skills and support they need to access P&G’s opportunities as potential women suppliers and distributors, creating a win-win situation for both the women-owned businesses and P&G.We sat with a few women from Beni Suef to learn more about how their work through the programme has positively impacted their professional and personal link.
Date:
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...
Date:
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.
Date:
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.
Date:
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.
Date:
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.
Date:
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,...
Date:
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.
Date:
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...
Date:
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.