A partnership between Egyptian National Railways (ENR), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and Egypt’s National Council for Women (NCW) is making the Egyptian rail network safer for female passengers. The partners launched on 2 December in Cairo a public awareness campaign on gender, called El Sekka Amman (“The (Rail)Way is Safe”), to combat sexual harassment on public transport in Egypt.
El Sekka Amman is part of a larger, first-of-its-kind EBRD gender programme with ENR to help develop institutional capacity to identify, respond to and manage gender-based violence on its services.
The Bank has invested over €7 billion in 125 projects in Egypt to date. The EBRD’s areas of investment there include the financial sector, agribusiness, and manufacturing and services, as well as infrastructure projects such as power, municipal water and wastewater services, and transport.