Egypt in collaboration with UNICEF rolled out a new initiative dubbed Dawwie. But what exactly does this entail?
Dawwie is an Egyptian national initiative to empower girls under the auspices of First Lady Entesar El-Sisi.
Its main purpose is to reach millions of girls and boys in schools, youth centers, universities, communities and others places to encourage them to express themselves, interact and obtain the skills, information, and services necessary for success.
“Dawwie” also helps girls’ voices get heard by the community and contributes to creating an understanding and equitable society, according to UNICEF.
Dawwie is led by the National Council for Childhood and Motherhood in partnership with National Council for Women, with technical support from UNICEF and in collaboration with many partners.
In the Arabic language, “Dawwie” is a verb that translates to “loud voice with an impact and echo”.
The ambitious initiative is currently implemented in over 21 governorates.