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11 Oct 2017 description
report UN Women

This week in Beirut, UN Women and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia launched a regional project to estimate the cost of violence against women as an instrument for policy reform and advocacy.

Date: Tuesday, October 10, 2017

23 May 2017 description
report UN Women

One-quarter of men in Middle East and North Africa support gender equality

The first-ever study on men and masculinity in the Middle East and North Africa by UN Women and Promundo surveyed 10,000 men across Egypt, Morocco, Lebanon and Palestine. While unequal attitudes dominate, a significant minority support some forms of equality between men and women, especially if they saw their fathers doing the same.

16 Dec 2015 description
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Fund for Gender Equality’s global grant-making portfolio hits 80 Countries in six years

Date: 16 December 2015

Media Inquiries:
Oisika Chakrabarti: oisika.chakrabarti[a]unwomen.org
Sharon Grobeisen: sharon.grobeisen[at]unwomen.org

11 Jun 2014 description
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The United Nations in Egypt commends the new anti-sexual harassment law and calls on the Egyptian authorities to ensure its enforcement for the protection of women and girls

01 Mar 2012 description
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Focus is on initiatives with high impact on women’s political and economic empowerment.

United Nations, New York - At a high-level event at the Commission on the Status of Women in New York, Michelle Bachelet, Under-Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director, issued a new call for proposals for UN Women’s Fund for Gender Equality from organizations working to advance economic and political empowerment in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Europe and Central Asia.

10 Feb 2012 description
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Posted on February 9 2012 | Stories from the Field

It has been one year since a wave of political change set Egypt on a challenging but promising path to reform. Yet, while women played a crucial role in bringing the transition about, many feel that they are yet to fully benefit from it.

Many women ran as candidates in the 2011-2012 parliamentary elections, yet just nine were elected and two appointed — which makes up 2 percent of the People’s Assembly. Women’s voices have also been largely absent from the process of redrafting the constitution.

22 Dec 2011 description
report UN Women

Statement of United Nations’ Under-Secretary- General on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment and Executive Director of UN Women, Michelle Bachelet on “Women’s Political and Civil Rights in Egypt” New York, Wednesday, 21 December 2011.

20 Oct 2011 description
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UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet travelled to Cairo, Egypt, in mid-October to celebrate the historic launch of the Egyptian Women’s Union and to meet with women’s advocates from Libya.

The union comprises 500 non-governmental women’s organizations (NGOs), and will focus initially on mobilizing five million women voters in the upcoming parliamentary and presidential elections, and constitutional referendum. It will also advocate for changing party agendas to include women.

17 Oct 2011 description
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Media Contact: Oisika Chakrabarti, Media Specialist,
oisika.chakrabarti[at]unwomen.org, +1 646 781-4522.

High impact political and economic empowerment programmes sought, grantees to be announced in December; other regions to follow

06 May 2011 description
report UN Women

Speech delivered by Ms. Michelle Bachelet, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, at the Democracy and Gender Equality Roundtable, UN Headquarters, New York, on 4 May 2011.

Ladies and Gentlemen,