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40% of Egyptian women to participate in labour market by 2030: Al-Saeed

Egypt’s Minister of Planning Hala Al-Saeed said on Saturday that the the Sustainable Development Strategy: Egypt Vision 2030 targets raising the participation rate of women in the labour market to 35% by 2020 and to 40% by 2030. She made the remarks during her meeting on Saturday with the UN Women country representative in Egypt, …

Nihal Samir

NCW to monitor women’s of women in Ramadan dramas, commercials

Based on the social responsibility of the National Council for Women (NCW), Suzan Al-Kalini, head of the media committee at the NCW, announced that the council has formed a committee to monitor the image of women in the series, commercials, and programmes to be screened on television during the holy month of Ramadan. During the …

Nihal Samir

Microsoft Egypt launches campaign to train more than 1,500 Egyptian women

Microsoft Egypt launched a women’s empowerment campaign under the hashtag #MakeWhatsNext, aimed at motivating young women to develop their skills and discover various professions in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields. As part of the initiative, Microsoft Egypt collaborated with several governmental and non-governmental organisations around the world to organise a series of events …

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

Saving the environment, empowering women

Vickie Frémont, a French woman born in Cameroon, is a modern day heroine. For the past several years she has been conducting workshops around the world, using a hands-on approach for the transformation of rejects or trash into useful everyday objects. Included in her workshops—which take place in schools, community centres, universities, and even in …

Cesar Chelala

Women who seek freedom from cultural constraints

Every young woman wants to achieve success in her personal and professional life, but the path to success can be tricky and navigating it requires being proactive in several aspects of one’s life. Even though the path to success is always accompanied by many challenges, including the cultural constraints that are defined by society’s rules, …

Daily News Egypt

How can women achieve happiness after marriage?

Newly-wed couples regularly suffer much from the fear of the unknown and stress arises when they think of the new stage in their life that they are embarking on. Then, after marriage, they discover that marriage life goes through many changes and developments; sometimes it is boring, or dominated by routine, and other times, it’s …

Nihal Samir

Gender inequality in film

Women are still at a disadvantage in the film industry, underrepresented in key creative positions, according to several equality-focused rights group, whose discourse has been coming back to the surface in recent years. Along with sexual harassment in the film industry, there is a huge gap in female representation in the media. The New York …

Daily News Egypt

Why does Egypt celebrate 16 March?

The march of Egyptian women is fraught with struggle to achieve their political and social rights. By stopping at some critical moments in the history of Egypt, observers can find that women’s movements, for nearly two centuries, have been able to be effective and to create change Egyptian women have struggled throughout history and proven …

Daily News Egypt

Women report more unwanted calls than men: Truecaller

Celebrating International Women’s Day, Truecaller released a report on receiving unwanted calls and reporting them based on gender. The results of the report showed that women around the world block 19% more unwanted calls than men. In Egypt, women receive unwanted calls 30% more than women in other regions. Egyptian women are 26% more likely …

Daily News Egypt

How will different institutions in Egypt celebrate the IWD?

The eighth of March will bring together global governments, women organisations, businesses, and charities together under the banner of International Women’s Day (IWD), an event dedicated to celebrating to what extent women achieved success in society, politics, and economics. Meanwhile, the day has political roots due to strikes and protests that are often organised to …

Daily News Egypt

Ammanii unites women with one ‘Sa’maa’

“Whether you are in the east or the west, you are still covered by the same sky. You do not get an extra piece because you come from a different background or believe in a different religion or have a different skin colour,” says the designer 

Nayera Yasser