Al Shehab Institution for Comprehensive Development

Press release - Social and economic situation of female domestic workers in Egypt study

Tuesday 3 May 2011 by Al Shehab institution for Comprehensive Development

In the context of the project “ Improving public policies to protect female domestic workers in Egypt” that Al Shehab Foundation for Comprehensive Development in partnership with Egyptian Association for Economic and Social Rights funded by UN-Women “ United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women”

The project aim at improving socio-economic situation of domestic workers through empowering them and facilitating their accessibility to available social services in the society. In addition, to enhance the participation of the relevant stakeholders (government and civil society), to create protective policies for domestic women on the national level.

The project main activities are: providing legal aid and psychological support for domestic workers in Ezbet El Haggana- Cairo and within some marginalized communities in Helwan, work with the key stakeholders to formulate policies to protect and promote the human rights of domestic workers in Egypt, as well as, mobilize and organize female domestic workers to advocate and struggle for their essential human rights.

In this frame of this project a study to determine the social and economic situation of domestic workers as well as the major problems they are facing was conducted.

The implementing organizations are attempting to open dialogue with the key players and stakeholders to reach out priorities of policies to protect domestic workers in Egypt.

Thus, Al Shehab foundation and Egyptian Association have the pleasure to invite you to media conference to present the results of the study and discuss its findings on Thursday May 5th from 11:00 to 13:00 in Shebard Hotel- Cairo. We are looking forward to seeing you

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