The National Council for Women (NCW) and UN Women in Egypt have launched a new phase of family camps on “Gender-Transformative Parenting” in collaboration with WellSpring Egypt.
The camps will take place in several governorates, including Cairo, Alexandria, Damietta, and Minya over the coming weeks under the framework of “Men and Women for Gender Equality” programme implemented through the generous support of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida).
These camps target parents in the selected governorates to enhance the adoption of gender transformative practices to accomplish gender equality at home through challenging stereotypical gender norms and promoting more equal sharing of unpaid care and domestic work between women and men and girls and boys. The activities included in the camps also emphasize the importance of good communication between spouses.
All activities conducted during the camps are based on the training manual that has been developed for use by individuals or organizations engaged in supporting parenting approaches including government entities, civil society, independent trainers, academia, and other professionals that deal with parents and believe in advancing gender equality and women’s empowerment in the home.