Open the menu

Egypt

Handicap International works in Egypt to improve the daily lives of people with disabilities and champion their rights. The organisation focuses on women and young people, in particular those living in urban and periurban areas, and supports the social change the population aspires to in the wake of the Arab Spring.

Share

Handicap International works in Egypt to improve the daily lives of people with disabilities and champion their rights. The organisation focuses on women and young people, in particular those living in urban and periurban areas, and supports the social change the population aspires to in the wake of the Arab Spring.
Handicap International works in Egypt to improve the daily lives of people with disabilities and champion their rights. The organisation focuses on women and young people, in particular those living in urban and periurban areas, and supports the social change the population aspires to in the wake of the Arab Spring.

Our actions

Handicap International 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.

At the same time, Handicap International is running a project to ensure access to better quality healthcare for newborns and children aged 0 to 6, to reduce the risk of them developing permanent disabilities. This project, which is being developed in the Asyut Governorate (Nile Valley), involves both health workers and the children’s parents.

Areas of work

Change a life

Background

A country where people with disabilities are overlooked.

Over the past four decades, both society and the political system in Egypt have evolved extremely rapidly. A series of events has 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, an institution that now needs support in order to cement its legitimacy.

Key figures Egypt - Handicap International
Key figures Egypt - Handicap International
WHERE your support HELPS

Partners

  • Early dectection of disabilities

    • Asyut Governorate Administrative Authority
    • Ministry of Health and the Population
    • Ministry of Insurance and Social Affairs

    Empowering disabled people's organisations

    The Assiut Federation of Organizations of People with Disabilities (AFOPD) and the Specific Union of DPOs.

    Support for Disabled People's Organisations

    • In Jordan: Birzeit University – Center for Continuing Education (CCE)
    • In the Occupied Palestinian Territories: King Hussein Foundation – Information and Research Center (KHFIRC).