Egypt to give women financial incentive for birth control

Thu, 02 Feb 2023 - 02:45 GMT

The new program aims at reducing the birth rate from 2.8 children to 1.6 children per family, said the Egyptian Cabinet in a statement on January 31. The program was discussed by Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouly in a meeting with Minister of Planning Hala El-Saied.

Colombian amb. hails Egypt's efforts in women's empowerment file

Tue, 31 Jan 2023 - 11:37 GMT

Colombian Ambassador to Egypt Ana Milena Muñoz de Gaviria has hailed Egypt's efforts in the various spheres, atop of which is the women's empowerment file.

UN praises Egypt’s all-women peacekeeping unit in Mali

Thu, 19 Jan 2023 - 03:09 GMT

“Thank you Egypt for setting a new benchmark for women in peacekeeping operations by dedicating a full team of policewomen to deal with the threats of improvised explosive attacks in Mali, [MINUSMA],” she tweeted on Thursday.

Egypt contemplates creating health, education records of females since birth

Mon, 26 Dec 2022 - 11:25 GMT

The meeting's recommendations also included teaching information on reproductive health at schools starting the next academic year.

Egypt, UN Women sign partnership deal to increase investments in care economy

Thu, 15 Dec 2022 - 03:05 GMT

The Ministry of Social Solidarity and UN Women signed Thursday a cooperation agreement to increase investments in care economy with the aim of enlarging women's participation in the workforce.

Egypt's NCW launches awareness campign within 16 days of combating violence against women

Mon, 05 Dec 2022 - 10:54 GMT

The Egyptian National Council for Women is launching a media campaign to raise awareness of the issue of violence against women.

Egypt's Senate recommends reviewing women's image in educational curricula, removing forms of discriminaton

Thu, 01 Dec 2022 - 11:20 GMT

The Egyptian Senate Committee on Education and Scientific Research has reached a package of important recommendations regarding the image of women in educational curricula, foremost of which is the review of educational curricula for further progress in this field.

One third of Egyptian women are victims of domestic violence: Ministry of Social Solidarity

Sun, 27 Nov 2022 - 03:56 GMT

Those are women aged between 15 and 49 and have been married at some point in their life.

Egyptian president delivers key speech on women integration in climate action

Tue, 15 Nov 2022 - 04:03 GMT

The speech was delivered at the opening of Gender Thematic Day within COP 27.

Many climate resilient projects related to food security are led by women: Mohieldin

Mon, 14 Nov 2022 - 02:57 GMT

Mohieldin also stressed the need to promote long-term investments to support investable and bankable projects, especially in sectors that are difficult to direct investents to, praising the concessional financing policies of the International Development Agency (IDA).

What to know on 'African Women Climate Adaptive Priorities' initiative launched by Egypt

Mon, 14 Nov 2022 - 02:05 GMT

Morsy also stated the reasons Egypt launched the initiative.

Egypt's NCW president displays measures taken to integrate women in climate action

Mon, 14 Nov 2022 - 01:09 GMT

Underscoring the negative impact of climate change on women, Morsi stipulated that the phenomenon is not gender neutral as women are more harmed than men in five areas.

Women participation in climate action is indispensable

Mon, 14 Nov 2022 - 12:41 GMT

"Women around the world have proven their capabilities to make decisions and solve problems through their leadership of international organizations, governments and ministries in different countries." Mohieldin said, noting that women are always at the heart of problems and always give solutions.

Making better future in light of climate change is unattainable without green transition inclusive of women: Egyptian President

Mon, 14 Nov 2022 - 12:39 GMT

The president's statements came at the opening of Gender Thematic Day taking place within the activities of COP 27 held in Sharm El Sheikh.

Egyptian Embassy in Ethiopia organizes panel discussion on COP27

Sun, 30 Oct 2022 - 02:51 GMT

The Egyptian Embassy in Ethiopia and Permanent Commission to the African Union (AU) organized the seventh and last panel discussion on the aimed for goals of the upcoming COP27 to be held in Sharm El Sheikh on November 6-18.

In pics: Marking International Rural Women Day amid cotton harvest season in Egypt

Sat, 15 Oct 2022 - 08:48 GMT

The world celebrates the International Day of Rural Women on October 15 of each year, which was set by the United Nations General Assembly in 2007.

Egypt opens 1st care home for blind elderly women

Thu, 06 Oct 2022 - 07:25 GMT

Egypt has opened the first care home for blind elderly women within the framework of the celebrations of the Charitable Investment Fund to support people with disabilities.

20% of Egyptian children unplanned, 11.8% never wanted: CAPMAS

Tue, 30 Aug 2022 - 06:01 GMT

The screening carried out in 2021 showed that the desire to have more children decreases among women with kids.

Doctors committed FGM among 74% of Egypt's victims aged below 19: CAPMAS

Tue, 30 Aug 2022 - 05:23 GMT

Sharaf El Din added that FGM victims composed 14 percent of females aged below 19 in 2021.