AWSEA's trip to Egypt

After doing extensive secondary research of the MENA region and the problems that women faced therein AWSEA decided to go and pay a visit to one of the countries of our research to gather a more qualitative understanding of the problems the women face and the reasons behind it. We flew four and half hours, in late January 2013 from London to arrive in the home of the mystical pyramids, also known as Egypt.

DAY ONE 19th January: AWSEA travelled three hours out of Cairo to a rural area of Beni Suef, here we visited a women’s organisation called Nasr Women Association (NWA). We met with them at one of the nurseries they ran for working mothers. Working mothers were able to leave their toddlers and even new-borns here so that they could return to work.

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