A 42-pages working paper from Somaya Ahmed Aly Abdel Mowla that gives insights about the education and economic empowerment of women in Egypt.
The concern for women economic empowerment has been a priority in the agenda of many national, non-governmental as well as international stakeholders in Egypt. Despite the various efforts that were carried on by the government and the different stakeholders concerned with the women economic participation in Egypt, it is evident that there are still various challenges and gaps that still hinder women full participation in the labor market and economic life. These main gaps include: The low women economic participation (around 20%), high unemployment rate (around three folds that of males), and the poor working conditions of women particularly in the informal sector.