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UN Women chief hails Egypt’s efforts to empower women in meeting with FM

Sat, 27 Nov 2021 - 08:31 GMT

Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of UN Women Sima Bahous hailed Egypt’s efforts to empower women as she met on Saturday with Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry.

Turkish gov't criticized over increased violence against women

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 - 10:40 GMT

Turkey's opposition party leaders have criticized the government for "not doing enough to prevent violence against women."

National Council for Women, UN Women Egypt light up Great Pyramids in Orange to kick off 16-day activism against gender-based violence

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 - 10:29 GMT

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.

UN Women welcomes Egypt’s ‘unprecedented’ efforts to support survivors of sexual assault, harassment

Wed, 15 Jul 2020 - 07:17 GMT

Egypt is witnessing incredible social momentum in support of survivors of gender-based violence, including sexual assault and harassment.

National Council for Women, UN Women launch “Our Mental Health is a Priority” initiative to support women’s mental health

Wed, 06 May 2020 - 03:09 GMT

the National Council for Women in partnership with the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) launched today the "Our Mental Health is a Priority" initiative

UN Women commends Egypt's gender perspective in COVID-19 response plan

Wed, 08 Apr 2020 - 10:51 GMT

The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) issued a statement commending the National Council for Women for its efforts to ensure that a gender perspective is adopted in Egypt’s COVID-19 response plan.

NCW, UN Women organize panel discussion on movie addressing violence, FGM

Wed, 04 Dec 2019 - 10:58 GMT

Morsi expressed her content for the success of “Between Two Seas” that was qualified to receive many awards from international film festivals.

UN Women praises Egypt's declaration of 2017 as Egyptian women year

Thu, 14 Mar 2019 - 04:26 GMT

UN Women also praised Egypt's National Council for Women for its recommendations to empower women at the 63rd session of the Commission on the Status of Women.

Dena Mekawi: a success story in the making

Sun, 11 Mar 2018 - 04:59 GMT

She grew up alone and different, ashamed of declaring she was Egyptian or Muslim; but today, she is a social entrepreneur and a youth representative to the UN.

A handheld festival for women’s rights

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 - 11:00 GMT

The “Mobile Film Festival” will run starting December 21 with the aim of bringing to light the different kinds of violence women face in Egypt.

Latin America is world's most violent region for women: UN

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 - 01:13 GMT

Latin America and the Caribbean is the most violent region in the world for women.

Women are more likely to be poor than men: UN Women

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 - 06:15 GMT

The United Nations for Women and the World Bank analyzed household survey data for 89 countries on October 18.

Can gender quotas contribute to closing gender gap?

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 - 08:22 GMT

Opinions on the effectiveness of gender quotas vary based on their implementation and their effect, even among supporters of women’s equality as potential beneficiaries.

Sexual assault shouldn’t be neutralized: Head of UN Women

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 - 12:36 GMT

Sexual and all other forms of harassment at work, home and outside the home are not acceptable and must not be ignored said head of UN Women.

UN Women opens its door for innovations in gender issues

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 - 03:14 GMT

The Regional Office of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) is providing an advisory forum and platform.

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