Egypt opens female friendly space to empower women and girls

June 14, 2021
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A women-friendly space was opened in Ezbet El Borg city in Damietta with the aim of creating a decent space for women and girls in the community. The new space was renovated through the ‘Safe Cities’ programme of UN Women Egypt.

It was designed and developed using a participatory and gender-responsive approach to empower women and girls through providing opportunities for economic empowerment while encouraging women’s leadership and participation in public life.

Attending the opening, H.E. Christian Berger, Ambassador of the European Union to Egypt and EU Gender Champion, stated that “in the framework of the EU Gender Action Plan, the EU is committed to support all efforts to ensure a safe space free of violence against women and girls.

When this is achieved, more opportunities will open up for women and girls, including work, education, and services. We are proud that the EU has been the first partner to support the ‘Safe Cities’ initiative in Egypt and that the Netherlands now supports it in Damietta.”.

For more information:

Press release

UN Women in Egypt website and Facebook

Countries covered:

  • Egypt