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International Women’s Day

Theme: ‘Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change’  


Ms. Randa Aboul-Hosn, UNDP Resident Representative Remarks during Women’s Financial Inclusion Workshop

I am very pleased to join you today to discuss how we can enhance and increase women’s financial inclusion in Egypt, expand their access to financial services, enhance the policy framework and help in…  


Egypt Network for Integrated Development 6th annual conference focuses on clusters to stimulate economic development

Under the auspices of H.E. Dr. Mostafa Madbouly, Egyptian Prime Minister, The Egypt Network for Integrated Development "ENID" holds its sixth annual conference titled “"Clusters and Economic…  


Landmine victims or agents of change: The story of an empowered woman

After her husband’s landmine accident 20 years ago, Haja Najia’s life changed dramatically. At the age of 56, Haja Najia is the main bread winner of a 10-person family.  


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…  


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…  


Egyptian Women Find a Creative Solution to the Challenging Energy Problem

Finding cost-effective, renewable and sustainable alternative energy sources, beside the main available resources in Egypt; oil, natural gas and hydropower― has always been deemed as a failure and…  


The Secretary-General Message on the International Day For the Elimination of Violence Against Women

The atrocity crimes being committed against women and girls in conflict zones, along with the domestic abuse found in all countries, are grave threats to progress.  


Statement for Administrator Helen Clark International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Violence against women occurs on every continent and in every country, making it one of the most pervasive human rights violations around the world. The statistics are disheartening: 1 in 3 women…  

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