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  • Status: Closed
  • Thematic area: Women’s civic and political participation
  • Country: Egypt
  • Year approved:2014

Encouraging women empowerment and activism in Egypt

  • Name of organisation / initiative supported: New Woman Foundation
  • Start date: 1 April 2014
  • End date: 31 March 2016

Initiative summary:

EED is assisting the Egyptian CEDAW CSO Coalition which aims at producing a shadow report for the UN Committee on the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women.

The New Women Foundation will serve as an umbrella organisation for this initiative. A core group of 25 NGOs will prepare the draft report. Outreach and awareness raising activities will subsequently be organised across the country with the aim of collecting an as large as possible support from grass root and community-based organisations (target 150+ organisations). Follow-up activities are also foreseen.

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