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1 June 2021

Safe Spaces empower refugee women socially and economically through different activities

The Safe Spaces continue to raise the awareness of women from the refugee community on gender-based violence and reproductive health. During April, a number of awareness-raising and learning ... Read more

27 May 2021

‘I felt like I was changing’ - Girls recall their first periods

First periods vary from one girl to another. It commonly starts between the ages of 10 and 16. Common misconceptions and lack of information about menstruation often contribute to feelings of shame,... Read more

12 May 2021

Meet UNFPA Egypt's new representative, Frederika Meijer 

It was with great excitement that Frederika Meijer started her position as the UNFPA representative in Egypt on 15 March 2021. She narrated to her team that Egypt allows her to work in areas of her... Read more

15 April 2021

Pope Tawadros II signs declarations to support family planning and combat FGM and violence against women with the EU, UNFPA

Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria, and Patriarch of the See of St Mark signed three declarations to support family planning and combat female genital mutilation (FGM) as well as confirm a zero... Read more

14 April 2021

Damietta Safe Space workshops offer skills for women to generate income

Ghosoun came to Egypt from Syria in 2014. Looking for ways to integrate, build a social circle and generate income, the 43-year-old Syrian national started participating in the activities of the Safe... Read more

13 April 2021

UNFPA, the National Council for Women follow up on Anti-Sexual Harassment Units in public universities

UNFPA and the National Council for Women (NCW) held a meeting in March to follow up on the efforts of the Anti-Sexual Harassment Units, established by UNFPA and NCW in Egyptian public universities.... Read more

6 April 2021

On Int'l Day of Sport for Development and Peace, the European Union, UNFPA recap activities around Egypt

Young people are drivers of change in their communities, one of the EU Support to Egypt’s National Population Strategy’s main pillars is engaging young people and people in reproductive age. UNFPA,... Read more

6 April 2021

The UN in Egypt supports all national efforts to end FGM in Egypt

The United Nations in Egypt congratulates all women and girls, their families and communities on the Cabinet of Ministers’ unprecedented measures and endorsed by the Parliament of Egypt to end Female... Read more

1 April 2021

Your Right to Plan - March 2021

The Ministry of Health and Population's Family Planning Sector, in partnership with UNFPA, and with the support of the European Union in Egypt, launched a family planning campaign in nine... Read more