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Sunday, June 21, 2020
Traditional gender roles have for a long time segregated the roles of parents at home – with mothers usually fully responsible for raising children while fathers act mainly as providers, with little involvement in child-raising. With an aim to promote more active roles for fathers within their families – including their fundamental influence on children – UN Women Egypt in partnership with the National Council for Women organized a “Father and Child” camp to raise awareness of fathers on their essential role and strengthen their bond with their children.
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
In line with the national efforts to advance the status of Egyptian women, UN Women in Egypt congratulated the President of the National Council for Women on the approval of the law passed by the Egyptian Parliament on 15 April concerning regulating the work of the council.
Friday, May 26, 2017
UN Women supported the rehabilitation of a community building in Burqa last year but has had no role in the naming or any other activity related to the Centre since the completion of the project was at the end of 2016
Monday, May 22, 2017
The first-ever study on men and masculinity in the Middle East and North Africa by UN Women and Promundo surveyed 10,000 men across Egypt, Morocco, Lebanon and Palestine. While unequal attitudes dominate, a significant minority support some forms of equality between men and women, especially if they saw their fathers doing the same.
Thursday, April 6, 2017
Men figures from all over the Arab world, as partners in journey, responsibility, and life are gathered in a video campaign by UN Women, Regional Office for Arab States, in partnership with HeForShe to engage men as agents of change to achieve women empowerment and gender equality.
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Cairo, 07 March 2017- Despite progress in advancing gender equality globally, women in the Arab region remain underrepresented across all spheres of life, including in the workforce.
Thursday, February 23, 2017
In preparation for International Women’s Day, UN Women Egypt launches new print campaign titled “Finding Her” under the umbrella of UN Women’s global campaign “Planet 50-50 by 2030-Step it Up for Gender Equality” which calls upon governments to make national commitments to address the challenges that are holding women and girls back from reaching their full potential. Highlighting women’s...
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
On the sidelines of French President François Holland's visit to Egypt, an agreement of collaboration was signed yesterday evening between Egypt and France with the support of UN Women and the Sawiris Foundation for Social Development to launch the program "The Egyptian Woman
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
UN Women Assistant Secretary General, Yannick Glemarec visits Egypt, and interacts with civil society partners and beneficiaries under the citizenship initiative and safe cities programme in Cairo.
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
For men in Egypt and in many other countries in the Middle East, there is a peculiar taboo of not disclosing one's mother’s name in public, lest her name become a subject of shame and ridicule. Over time, she’s only referred to as ‘The mother of her eldest son’.
Monday, February 9, 2015
In Cairo from 1-3 February, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka visited a Cairo Safe City Programme site, and met with key officials, after attending a comprehensive Beijing+20 regional review.
Thursday, February 5, 2015
Cairo – At the Arab States high-level regional review meeting for Beijing+20, held in Cairo, Egypt from 2–3 February 2015, Member States assessed progress and challenges in implementing the 20-year-old Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and agreed to actively ensure justice and equality for women in the Middle East.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Brussels — The European Commission, the European Parliament and UN Women this morning kicked off the two-day Spring Forward for Women conference at the European Parliament in Brussels. The Conference brings together women lawmakers from the Arab States and Members of the European Parliament. Participants will share their experiences in advancing gender equality and women’s empowerment in both the European Union and the Arab States.
Monday, February 24, 2014
Speech by UN Women Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri, delivered at the League of Arab States, in Cairo, 23 February 2014.
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
During her recent visit to Egypt, the Director of UN Women’s Programme Division, Gülden Türköz-Cosslett, along with the Regional Director for the Arab States, Sameera Al-Tuwaijri, and Giza Governor Ali Abdel Rahman, handed out national ID cards to Egyptian women in the municipality of Giza to showcase the “Citizenship Initiative” Joint Programme.