What we do
All human development and human rights issues have gender dimensions. UN Women focuses on priority areas that are fundamental to women’s equality, and that can unlock progress across the board.
Ending violence against women
With the aim to strengthen legislative and institutional frameworks that ensure effective prevention and response to VAW&G, UN Women Egypt Country Office provides technical and financial support to the development of the National Strategy to Combat Violence against Women, which was adopted in April 2015.
Leadership and political participation
UN Women provides support to promote women’s political representation and participation as well as access to leadership positions. Interventions focus on supporting female political candidates to strengthen their capacities to contest parliamentary and local council elections, as well as providing capacity building and networking opportunities for newly elected and re-elected women members of parliament.
UN Women supports the creation of an enabling environment for women entrepreneurs through providing tailored packages of financial and non-financial services as well as assets to enhance employment opportunities. In addition, skills of poor and marginalized women are being improved so that they work and act collectively. These interventions have contributed to increasing women’s income by 50% and strengthened their ability for self-employment and financial independence.
Women’s empowerment essentials
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