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Wednesday 11 October 2017

Empowering Girls on their Special Day

Today on October 11, Save the Children is celebrating the International Day of the Girl with millions of girls around the globe by sharing a story of a family who believed in supporting and empowering girls. Basmala*, twelve, and Habiba*, fifteen, are two sisters who joined Save the Children’s Speak Up campaign in Egypt, which aims to combat sexual harassment of adolescent girls in urban settings. They participated in skills building sessions on this issue which affects many girls in Egypt, and are involved in one of the campaign’s youth-led initiatives, where adolescents and youth design and lead actions to promote access to protections on sexual harassment and to raise awareness of reporting mechanisms for adolescent girls.

Tuesday 10 October 2017

Turning the Frown Upside Down

To mark World Mental Health Day on October 10th, Save the Children is supporting WHO’s awareness raising campaign about depression, with the theme #LetsTalk. Children often do go through periods of sadness, and children experiencing depression require more attention. To commemorate this day, Save the Children is emphasizing the importance of seeking help.

Tuesday 20 June 2017

New beginnings.. on World Refugee Day

Save the Children commemorates World Refugee Day on the 20th of June by sharing success story for one of the refugees who had a lot of challenges but were able to face them. Nermine* is #NotJustARefugee, through Save the Children’s interventions and activities, she was able to start a new beginning in Egypt.

Wednesday 15 March 2017

Finding Hope on a Sad Day...

To commemorate six years of the Syria crisis, Save the Children organised a workshop for youth in Greater Cairo, entitled “6 years of story-telling”.

Wednesday 8 March 2017

“There’s really no such thing as the ‘voiceless.’ There are only the deliberately silenced, or the preferably unheard.”

In celebration of International Women’s Day we hear from ten girls in Egypt on what matters to them In December last year, Zinester worked with ten girls from Egypt to get their voices heard. Zinester aims to give marginalized groups a voice by teaching them to make DIY magazines and using these ‘Zines’ for social impact and to provide assets for campaigns.

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