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  • 14 May 2015
    Sweden expands its support to Egyptian women’s social, economic and legal rights

    In an expression of the continued support to the advancement of Egyptian women, Sweden announced a new grant equivalent to 18 million EGP to the “Social, Economic and Legal Empowerment of Women” initiative, a joint United Nations programme that addresses challenges faced by Egyptian women and girls and supports their empowerment and participation in the society.

  • 23 Mar 2015
    My visit to the Family Court in Abshway

    visited Abshway district in Fayoum Governorate, Egypt for the launch of the Legal Aid Office in the Abshway Family court. My visit was within the context of a project that the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Egypt is implementing with the Ministry of Justice.

  • 10 Mar 2015
    Empowering Women, Empowering Humanity, Picture it

    Your Excellency – Ambassador Mervat Tallawy, President of the National Council for Women, My colleague Ziad Shiekh, UN Women Egypt Country Director and interim, UN Colleagues, Development Partners, distinguished guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, I am delighted to welcome you on behalf of the UN family in Egypt to this important event celebrating International Women’s Day.

  • 10 Mar 2015
    More than 33,000 women benefit from Legal Aid Offices in Family Courts

    Under the auspices of His Excellency Counsellor Mahfouz Saber, Minister of Justice, and on the occasion of the International Women’s Day, Counselor Ezzat Khamis, First Assistant to the Minister of Justice, Ms. Anita Nirody, UNDP Resident Representative, and a number of media figures and journalists, attended the launch of the legal aid office in Abshway Family Court, Fayoum governorate.

  • 05 Mar 2015
    Seeking innovative ways to engage men and boys in combatting violence against women

    Luxor, 4 March 2015) On the occasion of the International Women’s Day and building on the success of the first innovation camp; ‘Reporting on Violence against Women (VAW)’, the National Council for Women (NCW) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will bring the camp to Upper Egypt; holding a 3-day innovation camp about ‘Engaging Men and Boys in Combatting VAW..

  • 15 Feb 2015
    Thirty Brains Are Better Than One: Egyptian Youth Innovate to End Violence Against Women

    There is no doubt that violence against women (VAW) is a major challenge in Egypt, in all its shapes and forms. Most prevalent cases are sexual harassment, domestic violence, Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), forced marriage and socio-economic discrimination. An extremely concerning fact regarding the reporting of such cases is that less than 5% of women seek help from the authorities.

  • 12 Feb 2015
    El Nida’a second annual conference puts focus on integrated development in Upper Egypt

    The Egypt Network for Integrated Development (ENID, “El Nida’a”) will be celebrating its second Annual Conference in Qena governorate on 13 and 14 February 2015. This event is expected to bring together over 300 participants, including several ministers, the Governor of Qena, senior local administrative staff, local NGOs, representatives from the villages of Qena, as well as a number of international donors.

  • 01 Feb 2015
    Seeking Innovative Ways to Report on Violence against Women

    The National Council for Women (NCW) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will be holding a 3-day innovation about ‘Reporting on the Violence Against Women’ (VAW). The innovation camp will take place on 1st, 2nd and 3rd February at the Greek Campus in Cairo and will involve a range of men and women between 18 and 30 years of age, with the presence of a number of experts, representatives of the National Council for Women, as well as UNDP staff and external facilitators that will lead the conversation among the partakers throughout the event.

  • 13 Jan 2015
    The National Council for Women and UNDP join forces to combat violence against women

    The National Council for Women (NCW) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in partnership with the ministries of Justice, Interior and Foreign Affairs have launched a new programme to combat violence against women. Ambassador Mervat Tallawy, President of the NCW, Ambassador Sherif Refaat, Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs and Director of the International Cooperation Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Mr. Ignacio Artaza, UNDP Egypt Country Director, endorsed the programme in the presence of representatives from the ministries of Justice and Interior.

  • 23 Dec 2014
    Build a 3-D Printer? All in a few days’ work by participants of UNDP and icecairo’s ‘How to Build a 3-D Printer’ workshop

    icecairo, a green technology innovation lab, partnered with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for the implementation of a four-day workshop from the 6th to 9th of December in Cairo, at the premises of icecairo, on how to build and assemble a 3D printer

  • 15 Dec 2014
    Enhancing mediation in legal aid and dispute settlement offices

    (Cairo, 14 December 2014) The Egyptian Ministry of Justice, in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the National Center for Judicial Studies, and the French Cultural Center in Egypt, organized a workshop from 8 to 10 December 2014 for 27 legal aid and dispute settlement offices employees.

  • 14 Dec 2014
    The first steering committee meeting for the project “jobs and skills for persons with disabilities with a focus on ICT-based solutions” takes place in Cairo

    (Cairo, 14 December 2014) On the occasion of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on 3 December 2014, the first steering committee meeting for the project “jobs and skills for PwDs with a focus on ICT-based solutions” was held at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Egypt.

  • 09 Dec 2014
    Celebration of Anti-Corruption Day

  • 23 Nov 2014
    A rural community calls for an end to FGM

    recently visited the village of Beir Anbar in the district of Koft, Qena governorate, and listened to the powerful statement this community is conveying to the rest of the country to put an end to the practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). The whole village, from young schoolchildren to village elders came together to denounce FGM as "violent", "wrong" and "harmful".

  • 23 Nov 2014
    Youth Innovation Camp to Promote New Social Justice Solutions

    The United Nations Development Programme in Egypt (UNDP), in partnership with Misr El Kheir Foundation, organized a two- day ‘Youth Social Justice Innovation Camp’ at the GrEEK Campus in Cairo on 7-8 November 2014. This comes as part of UNDP’s process of developing the 2015 Egypt Human Development Report (EHDR) with the theme of Social Justice.

  • 21 Nov 2014
    UN Statement on dismissal of case involving Soheir El-Batei, victim of Female Genital Mutilation

    The United Nations in Egypt is deeply concerned by recent developments in the case of Soheir El-Batei, the victim of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) who died in June 2013, as a result of the procedure illegally carried out against her.

  • 19 Nov 2014
    UNDP Launches first ever Lexicon of Electoral Terminology in three languages

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched in Cairo, today its first-ever tri-lingual (Arabic, English and French) Lexicon of Electoral Terminology. With close to 500 entries, the lexicon provides clear and accurate explanations of key concepts and terms in the field of elections.

  • 17 Nov 2014
    Regional Forum on Electoral Dispute Resolution: International Comparative Experiences

    The “Regional Forum on Electoral Dispute Resolution (EDR) Introduction to EDR: International Comparative Experiences” organized by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) was held on 12 - 13 November in Cairo.

  • 17 Nov 2014
    Using Indicators to Implement and Measure Human Rights in Egypt

    The National Council for Human Rights in Egypt (NCHR) with the support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) hosted a three-day workshop on “Using Indicators to Implement and Measure Human Rights in Egypt” from November 16 – 18, 2014. The workshop was held as part of the ongoing project, “Support to the National Council for Human Rights”.

  • 08 Nov 2014
    Women on Boards Programme 2014 kicks off in Cairo

    Intensive Program on Women in Corporate Boards kicked off last Saturday 8 November 2014 for 6 Days (3 consecutive weekends) in collaboration with the American University in Cairo (AUC), School of Business and International Finance Corporation (IFC). This training has two Modules; Corporate Governance Module and Leadership Module.

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