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International Women’s Day: where does Egypt stand in terms of women’s economic empowerment?

Friday 8 March marks the International Women’s Day 2019, while several government officials, parliamentarians, and UN women personnel assembled to ring the stock exchange bell to raise awareness on the importance of women’s economic empowerment. The first International Women’s Day to be officially recognized was back in 1911, and 2019 marks the 107th annual celebration. …

Nihal Samir

What defines relationship between women’s economic empowerment, basic education?

The head of Egyptian Feminist Union, Hoda Badran, conducted a study in cooperation with the United Nations Women’s office to answer the above question. It was conducted across six Arab countries: Egypt, Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Morocco, and Bahrain. Economic policies, cultural heritage disrupt women’s empowerment The study showed that the high level of women’s …

Nihal Samir

Implementing women’s economic empowerment for shaping global economy

A study about implementing women’s economic empowerment for shaping the global economy was conducted by Citibank, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and the European Commission. The study aims to dig deeper in strengthening the role of women, not only in terms of the labour force, but also in terms of reaching higher …

Nevine Kamel

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