Mr. Abu Bakr ElGendy
Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS)
Nasr City
P.O. Box 2086
Cairo, Egypt
Phone: 202-22600572 & 202-24023031
Fax: 202-24024099 & 202-24024890
Gender Focal Points or Gender Units:
Mrs. Tamy Mohamed Amin
Senior Specialist
Central Agency for Public Mobilization & Statistics
Salah Salem Street,
Nasr City, Cairo, Egypt
Phone: +202-01221602580
Fax: +202-24036821
Ms. Rawia Elbatrawi
Head of Population Studies and Research Center
Salah Salem Street, Nasr City
Cairo, Egypt
Phone: +20222710482
Fax:  +20224024099
Ms. Wafaa Maged
Senior Specialist
Salah Salem Street, Nasr City
Cairo, Egypt
fax:  +20224036821
phone:  +0201204959514
Dr. Faten Abdel Fattah
Gender Statistics Expert
National Council for Women
1113 Corniche El-Nil, 1st Floor,
P.O. Box 11625 Cairo, Egypt
Tel.: +202 574 7758 or +202 574 8708
Fax: +202 574 9472 or +202 574 9364
Given the importance of providing statistics on gender, national statistical office in Egypt (CAPMAS) in cooperation with UNICEF set up a research unit under the name of women, children and gender in 1998, this unit undertakes all the statistical activities related to the issuance data on gender in Egypt.
CAPMAS is preparing a year book concerning the status of women and men in Egypt, and has launched the database (EGYINFO) in cooperation with the UNICEF as tool to follow up the overall development and indicators of the MDG with 174 indicators classified by gender including the concepts, definitions and the metadata. CAPMAS is issuing more than 120 current statistical bulletin classified by gender in addition to many studies like “the status of women and men in Egypt” and “Egyptian women in leadership positions”. CAPMAS has conducted the General Census on population and Housing in 2006 taking into account classification of most outputs by gender.
The main objectives/ Tasks of CAPMAS in gender statistics are:
1.     To cover all the statistical activities to be able to complete all gender statistics indicators specially the ones that include emergency issues.
2.    To analyze the data from a gender perspective by training our statisticians
A gender observatory will be established a gender observatory by CAPMAS. The main objectives of the observatory are:
1.   To provide documented information of the gender to the official authorities and policy makers as well as international and regional organizations.
2.    Assure that most data sources and information are national.
3.   Communication with the centers specialized in the affairs of women for exchanging information and documentation.
1.   Monitoring gender statistics
2.   Monitor events and news related to women
3.   Follow-up all local, regional and international conferences and agreements in the field of women
4.   Use other data sources such as field surveys and questionnaires varied
5.   Follow-up all materials published in the press, satellite TV and the internet related to women
6.   Establish a paper and electronic library for women
7. Publishing researchers, studies, articles and lectures pertaining to women

Gender Balance in Egypt 2002-2007
2009 (Arabic)
Electronic copy required

Economic and Social Characteristics of Households (women /men) From the 2006 Census Data 
2009 (Arabic)
Electronic copy required

Status of Man and Woman in Egypt
2009 (English and Arabic)
CAPMAS is pleased to issue a bulletin about "Status of Man & Woman in Egypt" for depicting a clear image about woman status compared to man in different fields and highlighting the relations, gaps and progress achieved towards equality as well as equality of opportunities between both in different social, economic and political fields. In addition, this bulletin presents a detailed data and indicators by sex about Status of Man & Woman in some important fields such as education, health, economic and political activity and violence against woman in a simplified manner for facilitating using such at all levels.

2003 (English)
Based on the original Arabic document, this publication contains updated information where possible addressing gender issues in Egyptian society. The booklet contains a wealth of information and data useful for policy makers and researchers interested in gender equality and women's empowerment. (English, 87 pgs)  
Electronic copy required
This report was produced in Arabic by the National Planning Institute and the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) in collaboration with the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).  It highlights the most salient aspects in Egyptian demographics and socio-economic life, such as the prevalence of female illiteracy, rise in female unemployment, concentration of female workers employed in agriculture and services sectors, as well as the decline in female political participation. (Arabic, 130 pgs)
Electronic copy required

Electronic copy required

Egyptian Women in Leadership Positions
2010 (Arabic)
Electronic copy required


Egyptian Women in Leadership Positions
(Center for Research and Population Studies)
2009 (Arabic)
 Electronic copy required

Egyptian Women Development In the Areas of Education and Employment
2008 (Arabic)
 Electronic copy required

Statistical Situation of Egyptian Woman “ Demographic Indicators, Economic Participation, Participation in Decision Making and Violence Against Women
National Council for Women
Electronic copy required

Gender Budgets
National Council for Women
2004 (Arabic)
Electronic copy required

Egypt Violence Against Women Study
National Council for Women, USAID
2009 (English)

Gender Mainstreaming in Development and Planning
National Council for Women
(Arabic & English)
Electronic copy required

Towards Achieving Gender Equality by 2015
National Council for Women
2007 (English)
Electronic copy required

Gender and Development: An Information Kit for Egypt

Third, fourth & fifth reports
1996 & 2000









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