Latest in Tag: international women’s day Highlight

Latest in Tag: international women’s day

How Twitter and Facebook celebrate IWD

In previous years, Facebook witnessed a wide range of global feminist initiatives that discussed several important societal issues, such as combating harassment, encouraging sports, supporting victims of violence, patients with chronic diseases, early detection of breast cancer, and others.

Nehal Samir

International Women’s Day: where does Egypt stand in terms of women’s economic empowerment?

Friday 8 March marks the International Women’s Day 2019, while several government officials, parliamentarians, and UN women personnel assembled to ring the stock exchange bell to raise awareness on the importance of women’s economic empowerment. The first International Women’s Day to be officially recognized was back in 1911, and 2019 marks the 107th annual celebration. …

Nehal Samir

Egypt’s Harley Davidson bikers celebrate International Women’s Day

Hundreds of bikers gathered on Friday morning to celebrate International Women’s Day in the first female bike ride organised by Harley Davidson in Egypt with Misr Foundation for Health and Sustainable Development, and “Enty El Aham” campaign. The event was attended by several celebrities that joined to support the cause and raise people’s awareness about …

Daily News Egypt

How will different institutions in Egypt celebrate the IWD?

The eighth of March will bring together global governments, women organisations, businesses, and charities together under the banner of International Women’s Day (IWD), an event dedicated to celebrating to what extent women achieved success in society, politics, and economics. Meanwhile, the day has political roots due to strikes and protests that are often organised to …

Daily News Egypt

Why does the world celebrate International Women’s Day?

Every year on 8 March, the whole world celebrates the International Women’s Day (IWD), the aim of the day is to celebrate and to focus on women’s historic struggle for their rights. This worldwide event celebrates women’s achievements in all fields from the political to the social, while calling for gender equality. The world still …

Nehal Samir

Sami Amin joins He for She on International Women’s Day

Fashion is a method of compassionate communication and expression. While it has been limited to women during the previous decades, the local industry has been taking steps towards including more men. In celebration of the International Women’s Day, UN Women, Regional Office for Arab States in partnership with #HeForShe reached out to few men figures …

Nayera Yasser

Egyptian female pilot flies world’s biggest passenger aeroplane on International Women’s Day

Egyptian women celebrated this year’s International Women’s Day with a new achievement adding to their record of bravery and overcoming challenges. Emirates Airlines announced on Tuesday that it was having Egyptian captain Nevine Darwish fly the world’s biggest commercial airplane, the A380, as the first female ever. On its official Facebook page, Emirates Airlines posted …

Daily News Egypt

Anita Nirody, UNDP Resident Representative

My visit to the Family Court in Abshway

By Anita Nirody, UNDP Resident Representative This week, I visited Abshway district in the Fayoum Governorate for the launch of the Legal Aid Office in the Abshway Family court. My visit was within the context of a project that the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Egypt is implementing with the Ministry of Justice. UNDP …

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Equality for women and girls is progress for all: Lydia’s story

By Sabine Pallas Each year on 8 March, the International Land Coalition (ILC) celebrates International Women’s Day. The theme for 2014 is ‘Equality for women is progress for all’. The story of one young woman I met in Rwanda recently during a learning route organised by ILC and the NGO Procasur illustrates this theme perfectly. …

Daily News Egypt

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