The Egyptian Cabinet’s Information and Decision Support Center (IDSC) released a new new infographic entitled: "Efforts to Empower and Educate Rural Women in Egypt".
The infographic reviewed the most prominent social and economic empowerment efforts for rural women, where 1.1 million national IDs were issued for free for women nationwide; in addition to 27 door-knock campaigns and 4 million awareness visits were made to rural women.
The “Tahwesha" application, the first of its kind in Egypt, was launched to help rural women benefit from financial inclusion and use savings and lending services via smart phones, the infographic noted.
It showed that the "Rural Women Entrepreneurship" campaign was launched to encourage them to establish and market small projects.
Regarding the educational aspect, the infographic indicated the organization of trainings for rural women on environmentally friendly projects and the process of turning agricultural waste into organic fertilizers.
Further, it pointed out the adoption of “Adha Wadud" (you are capable) initiative to preserve and develop traditional crafts such as carpet making, Sinai embroidery, and others.
This included conducting "Galasat El-Dawar" sessions to raise awareness of population issue and launching Family Counseling and Balanced Upbringing program in villages to raise awareness of early marriage and pregnancy harms, circumcision, and violence against women and children.