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This sociological study, conducted by the Egyptian Center for Women's Rights (ECWR), addresses one of the most important issues that affects a women's life at all levels of society as well as socially and economically: sexual harassment. The study focuses on the phenomenon in various aspects and provides a comprehensive view on this recently growing issue.

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The release of the 2010 edition of the State of World Population report coincides with the 10th anniversary of UN Security Council resolution 1325, which recognizes and seeks to address the vulnerability of women and girls to violence during and after armed conflict, and the absence or low level of women’s representation in efforts to prevent war, build peace and restore devastated societies.
 

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The Joint Programme works closely with the Donors Working Group on FGM/C, a network of public and private agencies from around the world helping to mobilize resources and bring together governments, inter-governmental organizations, and foundations committed to supporting the abandonment of FGM/C. The Joint Programme constitutes the largest and most visible example of collaboration along the lines of the programmatic approach endorsed by the donors working group.
 

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Since its establishment in 2008, the UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on FGM/C in Egypt has supported several initiatives/programmes at the community, district and national levels. It has contributed to the development of evidence-based data, monitoring mechanisms and guiding documents.
The UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme has been working closely with the Ministry of Family and Population (MOFP) and Ministry of Health (MOH) to address the growing challenge of medicalization, reinforcement of the FGM/C ban law, and mobilizing social change at the community levels. Furthermore, the Joint Programme has assisted in building capacity of youth, religious leaders, NGOs and medical doctors to advocate against the practice.

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