2 Sep, 2013

Through film and life, rural women address poverty and early marriage in Egypt

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“Suffering from poverty is much better than early marriage, says Karima, a bold young Egyptian woman who was forced into an early marriage with a cousin at the age of 15. She was born and married in Al Tod, a small village in the Luxor governorate (municipality), some 300 kms from the capital city of

1 Sep, 2013

Regional Focus: Partnering with Youth to Build Democratic Societies in the Arab Region

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Egypt: Assessing Governance from a Youth Perspective In Egypt, young men and women drove the 25 January revolution because they have been economically, socially and politically excluded. As the country now moves forward with a new government and Constitution, a DGTTF-backed project will work through an experienced national partner, the Social Contract Center, on youth-focused governance assessments

1 Sep, 2013

Egypt commits to implementing regional project to strengthen youth volunteerism

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Cairo, Egypt: Egypt was the first country in the region to sign today a project agreement with the United Nations (UN) to expand opportunities for Egyptian youth in the area of volunteerism.  H.E. Dr Ossama Yassin, Minister of State for Youth, signed the agreement in the presence of UN Resident Coordinator in Egypt Ms Anita Nirody, […]

1 Sep, 2013

Youth Organizations Form a Pact for Social Transformation in the AIDS Response

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AIDS activism has radically changed since the beginning of the epidemic. Young activists in countries around the world are increasingly demanding HIV services to be tailored to their needs and claiming their seat at the decision-making table. In order to reach these young activists, UNAIDS organized the meeting “Youth and UNAIDS: A pact for social

31 Aug, 2013

University of Senghor Master’s Degree Programme in International Health Includes Module on HIV for Second Year Running

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More than 35 students from 22 countries across sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and North Africa, Haiti and France have completed a course on HIV as part of their Master’s Degree in International Health at the Senghor University based in Alexandria. This is the second year that students have participated in the programme. The module

27 Aug, 2013

UN Envoy on Youth Takes Part in Regional Conference on Population and Development

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On 24-26 June 2013, Mr Ahmad Alhendawi – the UN Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth visited Cairo, where he delivered a keynote speech at the Arab Youth Coalition Meeting’s Regional Conference on Population and Development Beyond 2014 (Cairo +20).  He also met the UN Country Team (UNCT) in Egypt, as well as youth organizations in […]