The Socio-Economic Empowerment of Rural Women in Assiut and Sohag – AID 12206

Total Funding: € 1.000.000
Place of Intervention: Egypt (Governorates of Assiut and Sohag)
Description: The project aims to empower rural women economically and socially. It adopts an integrated approach involving community and government stakeholders, including women's rights organizations and leaders. Goals: (a) Improved access to gender-responsive services and active public participation for women in focus areas; (b) Economic empowerment of women in Assiut and Sohag through increased involvement in micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises.
Implementing Partner: United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)
Local Partner: National Council for Women (NCW)
Duration: 24 months.
SDGs: SDG 1, SDG 5, SDG 8

Protection, services, empowerment: invest in a zero-tolerance environment to all forms of VAWG – AID 12712

Total Funding: € 4.000.000
Place of Intervention: Egypt (Governorates of Greater Cairo, Giza, Qena, Luxor, Dakahlia, Beni Suef, and Alexandria).
Description: The program targets violence against women and girls (VAWG) by promoting agency, economic empowerment, and access to survivor-centred services. It emphasizes long-term, locally led social norm change, engaging men in combating VAWG. Key initiatives include ground-breaking research on domestic violence, establishing the first One-Stop Shop for survivors, and implementing the Girls Assets Framework (GAF) to empower adolescent girls.
Implementing Partner: United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
Local Partner: National Council for Women (NCW)
Duration: 24 months.
SDGs: SDG 1, SDG 3, SDG 5