Men and women for gender equality
Youth are agents of change, and builders of the future.
In collaboration with the Ministry of Youth and Sport, and in coordination with the National Council for Women, UN Women is expanding innovative mechanisms to raise youth awareness, and promote their advocacy and championing related to women’s empowerment and gender equality. This includes the use of sport, civic engagement and scientific and entrepreneurial innovation as mediums for encouraging youth participation that protects and promotes women’s equal participation in society.
Youth Initiatives currently conducted by UNWOMEN Egypt Country Office include:
Model Commission of the Status of Women (CSW): In coordination with the Faculty of Economics and Political Science at Cairo University, the Model CSW was developed to support the promotion of gender equality and women’s empowerment among university students. Built on a simulation of the global UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) conference, over 350 students participated in the pilot year of the model. Students were exposed to activities raising their awareness and capacity on national and international policies that serve to empower women, create job opportunities for young girls and advance social equality.Students will participate each year in an annual conference discussing and developing policies for women’s empowerment and gender equality.
Youth and Innovation for Social Change: In collaboration with UNDP and its youth leadership programme (YLP), UN Women works with young women and men, developing their communication and leadership skills. These young women and men are supported to develop and grow innovative ideas and projects which can serve to improve their communities.
‘Tok Tok’ Drivers’ Initiative: Under the Global ‘Safe Cities Free from Violence Against Women and Girls’ initiative, UN Women works closely with young ‘toktok’ drivers to change their perceptions on sexual harassment, and engage them as agents of change to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment.
Political Participation: UN Women works with youth in local communities to develop them as Youth Ambassadors for advocacy and awareness raising on gender equality, women’s empowerment and the importance of political participation within their local communities.
Men and Women for Gender Equality programme: The International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGEs) survey focused on the perception and opinion of young men and women regarding the role of men and women in Egyptian society in relation to equality, health, violence against women and quality of life.
- Women’s Stories, Women’s Lives: Male Authority in Muslim Contexts
- 1st Issue Brief: Shari‘ah, fiqh and Islamic law
- 2nd Issue Brief- Muslim Family Laws. What Makes Reform Possible?
- 3rd Issue Brief: 'Islam and the Question of Gender Equality
- 4th Issue Brief on CEDAW and Muslim Family Laws
- Compilation of Resources - Women’s rights in Islam
- MUSAWAH Vision for the Family
- Across Divisions to Advance Women’s Rights: Through Dialogue Experiences from The Ground
- A Capacity Building Toolbox for emerging CBOs and Youth Groups
- Who Provides? Who Cares? Changing Dynamics in Muslim Families
- Understanding the Business Case for Gender Equality in the work place
- Understanding How to Raise Kids More Gender Equitably
- Understanding How to Engage Men in Gender Transformative Approaches to End Violence Against Women
- Understanding How to Engage Young Men in Gender Equality
- Understanding How to Promote Men’s Caregiving to Advance Gender Equality
- Toolkit for Youth on Advocating and Achieving Gender Equality by 2030 (along with Facilitator’s Manual; and A Guide to Online Campaigning)
- Outside the Box
- Le concept de la Qiwâmah
- The Attitude of Lebanese Society towards Child Marriage - An Opinion Poll
- Guidance for Engaging Men and Boys
- IMAGES MENA reports (Executive summary and Multi-country report), and reports from Lebanon, Morocco, and Palestine: imagesmena.org. For Egypt report please visit http://egypt.unwomen.org/en/digital-library/publications/2018/04/images-study