Stories


Strengthening the resilience of host communities of Syrian refugees

Since the onset of the Syrian crisis, Egypt has been a destination for refugees with nearly half a million Syrians currently living in the country, out of which approximately 120,000 are registered…  


Getting to the heart of Communities

As the sun appeared over the horizon, a group from the Enterprise development Agency (Mashareea Masr) Development Agency and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) headed to Alexandria…  


From Victims to Activists

Mines and explosive remnants of war contaminate a huge portion of Egypt’s Western Desert, affecting an area of about 2,680 square kilometres stretching from Alexandria to the Libyan border and 30…  


From Helpless to Fruitful

At age 42, a man's age of peak productivity, Fatma's father lost his left arm, left eye, right thumb and almost his right eye too when he tripped on a landmine left from World War II. As a result, his…  


Cleaner is Better

The “black cloud” is the vernacular term that Egyptians have coined to refer to a recurring problem of air pollution. One significant contributor to air pollution in Egypt is the charcoal industry.  


The Citizenship Initiative - A young woman’s pursuit of proclaiming her existence

When Nesma heard that the Citizenship Initiative was coming to her village, she made sure that she was among the first to line in front of the Badrasheen local unit in Giza, where she resides, to get…  


Mothers in Upper Egypt say “No to Female Genital Mutilation”

March marks the celebration of Egyptian Mother’s Day and the International Women’s Day. This year, in the governorate of Aswan, we have also honored 100 mothers and families that have abandoned the…  


LegalAidOfficesStory

The majority of litigants facing family disputes are women and children, mostly from socially disadvantaged backgrounds. Divorced women in particular suffer to earn the right of guardianship and…  


Inspiring Social Change: Towards Active Participation

The Social Contract Centre (SCC) has frequently been asked what inspires social change in Egypt after the 25th of January Revolution. What has impact on policy making? What really motivates us to do…  


Governance Assessments Give Citizens a Voice

Despite relatively limited resources, authorities in Egypt have recurrently allocated significant portions of state budget to local service delivery projects.  

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