Plan International has been working in Egypt since 1981 following an agreement with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and under the supervision of the Ministry of Social Solidarity.
Our mission is to support children and young people to realise their full potential by addressing issues relating to gender, education, employment, protection and social cohesion.
We work in 10 governorates, 2 of which are urban (Cairo and Alexandria) and 8 of which are rural (Sharkaya, Giza, Beheira, Damietta, Qalyoubya, Assuit, Quena and Sohag).
Plan International Egypt’s priorities include:
- Improving the quality of education and early childhood development
- Enhancing the economic empowerment of youth
- Boosting gender equity and improving reproductive health for girls
- Creating a safe environment for children and supporting positive parenting
- Empowering girls and young women to take leading roles and make positive changes in their communities.
Girl with disability becomes community leader in Egypt
Wafaa, 15, used to suffer from discrimination due to the stigma surrounding her physical disability. However, since joining a Champions of Change group, she has overcome this and has become a leader in her community.
Sexual harassment is biggest city danger for girls across the globe
Sexual harassment is the number-one safety risk facing girls and young women across the world, according to a survey of global experts in 22 cities released today. The survey is the first of its kind to examine the safety risks facing girls and young women in so many different cities across the world.