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Egypt

HI works in Egypt to improve the daily lives of people with disabilities and to champion their rights. HI’s activities foster greater social and economic inclusion of women, youth and youth with disabilities, in particular those living in urban and peri-urban areas.

HI - Egypt

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HI is collaborating with disabled people’s organisations in Egypt to build their capacity to defend their rights and monitor the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Particular attention is paid to the representation of women with disabilities.

HI works alongside employment support services and businesses to improve employment opportunities for youth with disabilities and to ensure appropriate working conditions.

The organisation also aims to increase the participation of young women and youth with disabilities in leisure and recreational activities and the development of their local community.

Areas of intervention

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“Only when everyone is included in society will we be able to move forward”
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Inclusion

“Only when everyone is included in society will we be able to move forward”

This year, HI launched the “Idmag” project in Egypt, where the organisation is advancing the inclusion of people with disabilities in the workplace. The project’s manager, Kazem Hemeida, explains why this sort of initiative is so important. 

African States against the use of explosive weapons in populated areas
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Explosive weapons

African States against the use of explosive weapons in populated areas

From 27th to 28th November, Handicap International (HI) is organising a regional conference on the bombing of civilians. The Conference will take place in Maputo, Mozambique and aims to bring together some 20 States, 10 African civil society organisations and international NGOs. The goal is to raise awareness of this vital challenge among African countries and to encourage them to take action on the world stage to protect civilians from the devastating impact of the use of explosive weapons in populated areas.

Background

Map of HI's interventions in Egypt

A country where people with disabilities are overlooked.

Social and political systems in Egypt are rapidly evolving. In 2011, a series of events underlined the need for far-reaching changes in the status of young people in Egypt. Members of the Movement for the Rights of People with Disabilities, along with other stakeholders in Egyptian society, have all expressed their desire for change. They have successfully campaigned for the establishment of the National Council on Disability Affairs. However, since the end of 2016, the country has descended into a large economic and social crisis. The situation is unpredictable and civil society organisations need continued support.

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