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60% of victims of human trafficking are women and girls: Under-Secretary-General of UN

Wed, 02 Dec 2020 - 11:04 GMT

This came during a United Nations session to discuss ways to address gender-based violence and human trafficking during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Egypt's National Council for Women, UN Women hold public screenings of 'Between Two Seas'

Sun, 29 Nov 2020 - 02:13 GMT

The series of public screenings commenced in Qena governorate, where two public screenings were organized on November 27-28.

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."

NCW head reviews Egypt’s efforts in combating harassment, violence against women at EU/CoE South Programme IV

Mon, 23 Nov 2020 - 09:42 GMT

She also reviewed the laws and new amendments that were passed in the Criminal Code to provide protection for the female survivors from harassment, rape and indecent assault.

Turkey: Femicide crisis worsens, authorities punish women human rights defenders

Sun, 22 Nov 2020 - 01:25 GMT

At least 43 women were murdered in Turkey by men between last October and early November, according to Stop Femicide.

UN: Egypt comes among leading countries in confronting impact of coronavirus on women

Sat, 21 Nov 2020 - 09:55 GMT

For the first time, there are eight women ministers in the Egyptian government and more than 80 representatives in Parliament.

LE100M allocated to Empower Egyptian Women Artisans and Young Entrepreneurs: Al Mashat

Sat, 14 Nov 2020 - 11:57 GMT

Saudi Grant Management Committee is providing a grant worth 100 million pounds to the Bank of Alexandria to support local artisans and SMEs

Egyptian women flock to polling station in House of Representatives election

Sun, 25 Oct 2020 - 03:35 GMT

Women have flocked to polling station during the House of Representatives election, the National Council for Women (NCW) said in a Saturday statement.

Women representation on electoral lists 49.9%: activist on Egypt House elections

Sun, 25 Oct 2020 - 01:14 GMT

Abou al-Komsan praised the status quo as the minimum percentage indicated in the law is 25 percent so that is almost the double.

How Sisi's choices of 100 members at Egyptian Senate guarantee partisan, gender, age diversity

Tue, 20 Oct 2020 - 10:41 GMT

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi appointed 100 members out of 300 at the Senate in a fashion that guarantees diversity in the council.

51% of microfinance loans provided to Egyptian women entrepreneurs amid COVID-19

Sun, 18 Oct 2020 - 10:29 GMT

"Over the past few years, Egyptian women’s economic participation has increased, as the percentage of women holding bank accounts has increased from 9 percent in 2015 to 27 percent in 2017."

Egypt trains 53 women from 19 African countries on ways of withstanding COVID-19 social and economic impacts

Thu, 15 Oct 2020 - 10:59 GMT

This initiative works on consolidating Egyptian-African relations.

Suspect harasser implicated in Egyptian woman's death arrested: sources

Wed, 14 Oct 2020 - 08:46 GMT

Security sources told local media that the suspect microbus driver implicated in the crime has got arrested, and that the search for the other two is underway.

Egypt's NIGSD holds 5th webinar on social, economic impacts of COVID-19 on African women

Wed, 14 Oct 2020 - 01:42 GMT

Meeting comes as part of institute's training efforts provided across Africa through training network of management institutes in Africa, says Hala El-Said

Al-Mashat: Egypt ranks 1st in region for taking 21 measures to support women during COVID-19

Mon, 12 Oct 2020 - 12:06 GMT

Egypt’s ranking was part of a UNDP report marking the International Day of the Girl Child, which falls on October 11.

Planning Minister Praises UN report on Egypt’s support to women against COVID-19

Fri, 09 Oct 2020 - 03:42 GMT

Egypt ranked first in the Middle East region in terms of the number of measures taken to support women in the face of the Corona pandemic, which amounted to 21 measures

UN: Egypt is only country in the region registers a holistic response to COVID-19 to support women

Fri, 09 Oct 2020 - 03:31 GMT

Egyptian President of the National Council for Women (NCW) Maya Morsy expressed her deep pride and happiness for the UN commendation for Egypt’s efforts in supporting women during the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Egyptian women enjoy great gains achieved during Sisi’s era - NCW chief

Fri, 02 Oct 2020 - 09:29 GMT

Egyptian women are now living a historic period in which they are enjoying great rights and gains that were achieved during president Sisi’s era.

Sisi: Egypt has taken steps to achieve gender equality, empower women

Thu, 01 Oct 2020 - 05:24 GMT

Sisi’s speech came on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration on women’s rights, at the United Nations General Assembly.

Al Mashat Visits USAID Projects Supporting Farmers with Climate-resilient Water and Food Security in Egypt's Luxor

Sat, 19 Sep 2020 - 04:09 GMT

Targeting women and children in particular, the project will help to improve the nutritional status of women and children through increasing local food production and strengthening agricultural value chains in several governorates.

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