EU Family & Child Rights project ends after providing support to thousands of children and families in Egypt

April 4, 2017
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The EU-funded project in Egypt “Family & Child Rights” (FCR) held its closing conference last week in Cairo. With an EU grant of EUR 2 million, the project directly benefitted 5000 children and 2000 families.

FCR was implemented by the National Council of Childhood and Motherhood (NCCM), in close collaboration with important national partners and civil society organisations.  A good practice that will contribute to the sustainability of this project was the creation of the ‘Child Rights Advocacy Groups’. Under these groups, girls and boys were capacitated to act as ‘Child Rights Ambassadors’, after acquiring sufficient knowledge in child rights, including constitutional rights, these children communicate with their peers on important issues such as child abuse, Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), and early marriages in addition to other practices which affect their rights.

Moreover, more than 700 women and girls were capacitated to establish their own microenterprises. These women were empowered to ensure a better living for their children. 

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EU-Egypt relations

EU-Egypt Bilateral Cooperation

EU Neighbours – Egypt

EU Delegation to Egypt – website and Facebook page

Countries covered:

  • Egypt