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When women work

According to a report released by Egypt’s Central Administration for Mobilisation and Statistics (CAPMAS) in April 2016, women account for approximately 22.5-23.5% of the local labour market compared to 46% in the UK, 47% in Russia, and 50% in South Korea, as examples. Even though the portion of women in the active workforce has slightly …

Mohamed Shirin El Hawary

Implementing women’s economic empowerment for shaping global economy

A study about implementing women’s economic empowerment for shaping the global economy was conducted by Citibank, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and the European Commission. The study aims to dig deeper in strengthening the role of women, not only in terms of the labour force, but also in terms of reaching higher …

Nevine Kamel

Christine Massarany addresses women with busy schedules 

With the sounds of a game unfolding in the next room and the humming noise of a television left hanging between one cartoon series and another, she cradles a new sketch while her ideas begin to translate on paper. As the waist shoots higher and the tail waltz towards the opposite direction, her pencil moves …

Nayera Yasser

34% of Egyptian families are headed by women, equivalent to 8m families

The number of Egyptian families that are headed and supported by women has registered at 34%, accounting for around 8m families, according the National Centre for Social and Criminological Research. On the other hand, census data that was published by the Central Agency for Public Mobilisation and Statistics (CAPMAS) estimates the number of families headed …

Mohamed Samir

New $1bn initiative by World Bank to enable women’s entrepreneurship

The World Bank Group is launching a new facility to raise over $1 billion to fund women’s entrepreneurship and provide aspiring businesswomen in developing countries with more access to finance markets. The announcement comes as part of the activities of the G20 leaders’ summit that is currently taking place in the German city of Hamburg, …

Daily News Egypt