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7 May 2019

Destination Egypt 2030 concludes first 3 rounds, gears up for 10 more

Fifteen-year-old Shaymaa was running alongside her friend Marwa, following a 2 KM route along the Nile in the governorate of Aswan. Shaymaa plays football and says she is used to jogging in the... Read more

6 April 2019

Destination Egypt celebrates the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace in Luxor

UNFPA and the Ministry of Youth and Sports took the third round of the Destination Egypt 2030 activities to Luxor on April 4-6, with the support of the European Union in Egypt under the National... Read more

24 March 2019

Let’s talk about reproductive health: How Aya became comfortable with her message

If you were to ask Aya Seyam about issues related to sexual and reproductive health five years ago, she would become visibly uncomfortable and could even break into tears. Today, she says advocating... Read more

17 March 2019

UNFPA partners with Amer Group to raise awareness on reproductive health issues

UNFPA held two rounds of edutainment and community awareness events in Qaliubiya in partnership with Amer Group, funded by the European Union. The activities come as part of UNFPA’s strategic... Read more

11 March 2019

EU, UNFPA hold pilot training for 20 female religious leaders as part of National Population Strategy

UNFPA and Al-Azhar’s International Islamic Center for Population Studies and Research, launched this week the pilot training for 20 female religious leaders on the newly-developed pre-marital... Read more

10 March 2019

UNFPA, EU and Ministry of Youth take Destination Egypt to Qena

UNFPA, the European Union and the Ministry of Youth and Sports took the second round of the Destination Egypt 2030 activities to the governorate of Qena on March 7-9, where they engaged with hundreds... Read more

9 March 2019

EU, UNFPA and Ministry of Health and Population kick off second round of 'Your Right to Plan'

UNFPA and the Ministry of Health and Population’s Family Planning Sector kicked off the second round of the Your Right to Plan campaign, supported by the European Union in Egypt. The campaign works... Read more

5 March 2019

Ministry of Investment and International Cooperation launches Egypt's National Population Strategy with EU, UNFPA

The Ministry of Investment of International Cooperation launched today the “EU support of Egypt's National Population Strategy,” in cooperation with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the... Read more

21 February 2019

EU, UNFPA and Health Ministry delegation visits health care centers in Luxor

An EU, UNFPA and Ministry of Health delegation conducted a field visit in Luxor on February 21, to follow up on the progress of Egypt’s National Population Strategy project, supported by the EU. The... Read more

6 February 2019
Girls in Egypt participate in discussions held by the Y-PEER youth network, which uses peer education and activities like theatre and games to educate adolescents about sexual and reproductive health, gender-based violence and harmful practices including FGM. © Luca Zordan for UNFPA

Joint Statement: Take action to eliminate female genital mutilation by 2030

Mary Oloiparuni was 13 when she was mutilated. Restrained in a doorway early one morning in her home, she was cut, bled profusely and experienced agonizing pain. The scarring she endured then... Read more