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One-quarter of men in Middle East and North Africa support gender equality

22 May 2017

The first-ever study on men and masculinity in the Middle East and North Africa by UN Women and Promundo surveyed 10,000 men across Egypt, Morocco, Lebanon and Palestine. While unequal attitudes dominate, a significant minority support some forms of equality between men and women, especially if they saw their fathers doing the same. More

"What if we switched roles?" new social experiment raises awareness of gender stereotypes in the Arab region

24 March 2016

For International Women’s Day this year, UN Women reached out to the region’s youth to virtually shift roles and see the world from each other’s eyes to challenge stereotypes. A social experiment video engaged 20 young men and women from Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Sudan and Syria. They were asked to switch roles and answer questions as they think the other gender would. More

From where I stand: Sahar el-Salab

08 March 2016

Sahar el-Salab, arguably the most successful woman in the Egyptian banking sector, is currently CEO of a family business and a member of the Arab Network for the Economic Empowerment of Women (Khadija)—a regional network of representatives of social, public and private sectors, supported by UN Women and the European Union. More

Advocacy and laws confront trafficking across the Arab States

03 March 2016

A three-year anti-trafficking programme supported by the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women is boosting legal enforcement against the crime in Egypt, Jordan and Morocco. More

Egyptian women are key to driving Egypt's growth

12 February 2016

During the UN Women Executive Board First Regular Session of 2016, a special discussion on 9 February featured a briefing on how UN Women is helping transform the lives of Egyptian women. More

Fostering a new, empowered generation

18 January 2016

Youth around the world work on projects to help women in their communities achieve their full potential. More

Rapping and rhyming for rights: Yannick Glemarec visits programmes in Egypt

30 June 2015

Yannick Glemarec, Deputy Executive Director for Policy and Programme, met with volunteer ‘youth ambassadors’, local NGO partners, and community members involved in two of UN Women’s key programmes in Egypt More

Give mom back her name: #MyMothersNameIs

31 March 2015

For men in Egypt and in many other countries in the Middle East, there is a peculiar taboo of not disclosing one's mother’s name in public, lest her name become a subject of shame and ridicule. Over time, she’s only referred to as ‘The mother of her eldest son’. More

Stock exchanges ring their opening bells for gender equality

09 March 2015

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing and International Women’s Day, stock exchanges from around the world joined UN Women, the UN Global Compact and the Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative in supporting gender equality and highlighting the pivotal role of the private sector in empowering women. More

Community groups interact with Executive Director during her first visit to Egypt

09 February 2015

In Cairo from 1-3 February, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka visited a Cairo Safe City Programme site, and met with key officials, after attending a comprehensive Beijing+20 regional review. More

“We count on your leadership to tackle the barriers that remain for Arab women” says Executive Director at Beijing+20 regional review

05 February 2015

Cairo – At the Arab States high-level regional review meeting for Beijing+20, held in Cairo, Egypt from 2–3 February 2015, Member States assessed progress and challenges in implementing the 20-year-old Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and agreed to actively ensure justice and equality for women in the Middle East. More

Around the world, women and men of all ages “orange their hoods” to end violence

11 December 2014

From flash mobs to bicycle races, street marches to art exhibits, and even illuminating landmarks and buildings in orange light, people around the world banded together during the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence by “oranging their neighbourhoods.” More

Arab and European parliamentarians to meet at ‘Spring Forward for Women’ Conference

05 November 2014

Brussels — The European Commission, the European Parliament and UN Women this morning kicked off the two-day Spring Forward for Women conference at the European Parliament in Brussels. The Conference brings together women lawmakers from the Arab States and Members of the European Parliament. Participants will share their experiences in advancing gender equality and women’s empowerment in both the European Union and the Arab States. More

Games and children, a new direction to ending sexual violence

11 August 2014

In Cairo, a pilot project uses games and music to teach children to say no to violence. This initiative is part of the city’s comprehensive Safe City Programme which began in 2011 to prevent and respond to sexual violence in urban spaces, supported by UN Women and local partners. More

UN Egypt calls for firm stand on violence against women

11 June 2014

The United Nations in Egypt has been following with deep concern the recent reports and statistics indicating the high prevalence of sexual harassment in Egypt. The UN calls upon authorities, civil society and stakeholders to join forces and take a firm stand against all forms of gender-based violence in Egypt. More

Op-ed: The way forward for gender equality

09 April 2014

In an editorial, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and the Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund, Babatunde Osotimehin, stress that 20 years after the Cairo population conference, there is still much to achieve for women's empowerment. More

UN Women Arab States office launches Arabic version of the UN Women “One Woman” song

13 March 2014

As part of this International Women's Day commemoration on 8 March, UN Women Arab States office unveiled to the public the Arabic version of the UN Women “One Woman” song. More

Collecting herstories in Egypt

03 March 2014

In the words of Maissan Hassan, a 29-year-old Egyptian woman who is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Cultural Heritage Studies. She is Programme Manager for the Women and Memory Forum (WMF), a grantee of UN Women’s Fund for Gender Equality. More

Opening remarks by Lakshmi Puri on the MDGs, post-2015 development agenda, gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls in the Arab region

24 February 2014

Speech by UN Women Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri, delivered at the League of Arab States, in Cairo, 23 February 2014. More

From bike rides to pink ribbons, Egyptian anti-violence campaigns create ripples across the country

19 November 2013

In Egypt, where up to 94 per cent of women report having been sexually harassed, students across 28 universities have devised clever anti-sexual harassment campaigns. More

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