The social role of women and their participation in political and social life varies according to the social environment and their validity in supporting different roles.
In the past years, Egypt has made efforts to support the status of women, included many measures aimed at empowering women politically, economically and socially, and also to eliminate all manifestations of discrimination against her.
Women's Support Institutions
The National Council for Women
The National Council for Women was established by Republican Decree No. 90 of 2000. The council aims to raise the status of women and enable them to play an effective role in Egypt's social renaissance.
The Egyptian Feminist Union
It is a non-profit and non-governmental organization established in 2011 aims to defend the rights of Egyptian and Arab women everywhere by strengthening and escalating the role of women and their democratic participation in society.
The National Council for Childhood and Motherhood
The National Council for Childhood and Motherhood was established in 1989 under the chairmanship of the Prime Minister, and the membership of Ministers of Social Affairs, Information, Health, Education, Culture, Planning, Manpower, the Executive President of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports, and a number of no more than three qualified persons whom interested in childhood and motherhood affairs.
It aims to mobilize public opinion regarding the needs of childhood and motherhood, its problems and methods of addressing them, as well as proposing appropriate cultural, educational and media programs.
Integrated Care Association
It is a non-governmental association established in 1977.
It is concerned with the development of local communities in comprehensive manner, especially in the fields of: women’s development - family planning - health education - literacy and adult education - sports activities - libraries - environmental development.
Egyptian Center for Women's Rights
It is a civil and non-governmental organization in Egypt, and it aims to support Egyptian women in obtaining their full rights and equality with men. The center also aims to review legislation related to women's rights, it relates to the constitution and international conventions.
The center provides legal services for women who are unable to pay for it.
The Association for the Development and Enhancement of Women “ADEW”
A civil development association registered with No. 3528 in 1987.
The association works in slums and marginalized areas in a number of governorates, namely: Cairo - Qalyubia - Fayoum - Helwan region and previously worked in: Gharbia and South Sinai.
The association aims to empower the breadwinner and her family in economic, social, cultural and health terms.
Centre for Egyptian Women Legal Assistance
A civil institution established in 1995 to provide legal support and assistance to Egyptian women.
Its reference is the Constitution, Egyptian laws and international agreements.
The Foundation was registered in accordance with the Associations Law No. 84 of 2002 with the Ministry of Social Affairs and was publicized under No. 1829 of 2003.