CARE calls on Egypt to fight poverty, injustice and discrimination everywhere for a better and more equitable tomorrow.

Zahra Story

Zahra will be back home soon after a long day at school. When she comes back, tell her she will be a bride in weeks. No more school, no more friends. She will now have her own house and family.



CARE in numbers

people were impacted by CARE’s work in Egypt in 2020.

“Any husband should be there for his wife to support and take care of her during and after childbirth. This newborn baby belongs to both the wife and husband, hence the importance of the paternity leave”.

CARE Egypt worked with El Shabab- Youth Association in El Qanater, Qaliubya in Greater Cairo area to advocate for the paternity leave right. CARE with the community help drafted a legislative proposal to grant fathers the right to a paid paternity leave dedicated to taking care of the mother following child delivery.

CARE is member of the National Committee for Endign Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in Egypt. CARE with the committee exerts efforts to end all forms of sexual violence including FGM. 

CARE Egypt organized the ‘Ambassador of Rights’ committee composed of 12 priests, clergymen and local leaders to support women’s rights to heritage. This committee would first conduct would escalate matters to filing a court lawsuit.

Why Advocacy?

For decades, CARE has complemented our programmatic work on the ground with advocacy efforts that multiply our impact and lift up those in greatest need, especially women and girls. CARE’s commitment to advocacy draws from our experience in more than 90 countries around the world and promotes U.S. policy reforms that foster strong, resilient communities and respond to humanitarian needs.

CARE’s advocacy supports the efforts of poor women, girls and families by promoting policy reforms that improve U.S. foreign assistance programs and address the lack of access to resources and opportunities – creating a ripple effect that impacts their daily lives.