5.5M door-to-door visits carried out as part of ‘Two Enough’ campaign



Thu, 18 Mar 2021 - 03:29 GMT


Thu, 18 Mar 2021 - 03:29 GMT

Overview of streets in Cairo - FILE

Overview of streets in Cairo - FILE

CAIRO – 18 March 2021: The “Two Enough” national project that aims to curb the population increase in Egypt, is targeting more than one million women in the country.


More than 5.5 million door-door visits have been conducted thus far since the launching of the campaign.


Assistant Minister of Solidarity Amr Othman said that families targeted in the program are in 10 poorest governorates, and the highest with fertility rates, which are: Beheira, Giza, Fayoum, Beni Suef, Minya, Qena, Sohag, Assiut, Luxor and Aswan, in addition to Asmarat neighborhood in Cairo governorate.


The door-to-door campaign includes messages to raise awareness of the need to promote the concept of a small family, and correct societal misconceptions that drive some families to have many children.


Amr Othman further explained that the campaign also aims to empower women economically, by engaging in small and micro projects, and focusing on awareness-raising to increase production.


The supervisor of the project indicated that "Two Enough" will be part of the national plan to reduce and control population growth, aiming to expand work to 20 governorates instead of 10 governorates only, and thus, targeting 4 million women, instead of one million women.


The Assistant Minister of Solidarity added that family planning clinics play important roles in the framework of the program’s strategy, pointing out that the current 64 family planning clinics have reached 400 clinics.


Egypt’s Dar al-Iftaa launched on its official pages on Facebook and Twitter a hashtag that reads “Birth Control is permissible,” to ensure that family planning and birth control methods are not religiously forbidden as some people think.



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