Social Development

AICS Cairo has always been committed to protecting the rights of the most vulnerable segments of the population, including minors and women at risk, people with disabilities, and migrants.

In this framework, the project “Promotion of Children’s Rights and Family Empowerment in the Governorate of Fayoum” continues in collaboration with the National Council for Childhood and Motherhood (NCCM). The program aims to ensure the protection of the rights of children and their families, starting with the reduction of practices such as female genital mutilation, early marriages, early school dropouts, child labor, non-registration at birth, and maternal and child malnutrition.

A program called “Restorative approach to juvenile justice: socio-educational models of social reintegration and alternative measures to detention,” which promotes the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and the National Law on the Rights of the Child on Juvenile Justice, is also being implemented. UNICEF, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and AICS Cairo have joined efforts to support Egypt in implementing the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and the National Juvenile Justice Law. Specifically, the partners are contributing to four macro outcomes under the project: promoting amendments to the national restorative justice law; improving coordination among various actors involved in the sector; providing support for the reintegration of children in conflict with the law; and training national experts to improve the juvenile justice sector in Egypt.

Finally, three initiatives, on inclusion of people with disabilities, combating the worst forms of child labor, and promoting alternative forms of care for minors, respectively, were deliberated for a total budget of €4.65 million.