In the YW4A programme, Ibrahimia Media Centre (IMC) is co-leading implementation in Egypt with YWCA Egypt, while working to build the leadership and management capacities of local partner women’s rights organisations. In addition, through its convening power of faith actors, IMC will facilitate challenging of gender-discriminatory norms in faith institutions, and engage men to challenge behaviour and practice that constrain young women’s rights.
The faith organisation also brings to YW4A valuable experience in media production for social change and a mission to engage faith authorities in a faith-led strategy for the reform of discriminatory family laws in Egypt.
IMC is a faith-based organization, affiliated with the Evangelical Fellowship of Egypt. It was established in 2005 in Alexandria to support the Arab communities in elevating to a better quality of life. The organisation’s mission is to promote peaceful co-existence and human rights through capacity building, creating common spaces, raising awareness, and enhancing communities’ knowledge on their rights and skills to advocate for their realisation.
IMC works with marginalised groups to advocate for gender equality, peace and reconciliation. Working towards advancing society to a better life, IMC works through the adoption, design and implementation of a set of development initiatives that contribute to gender equality and combating poverty in all its forms in Egypt.
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At a glance: YW4A Programme in Egypt
- Number of young women participants: 4,200
- Co-country lead: YWCA Egypt (Cairo)
- Implementing women’s rights partners at country level
- Egyptian Foundation for Family Development (Giza)
- Liqaa Association for Solidarity and Social Work (Cairo)
- Farah Foundation for Development (Alexandria)
- Sabaya Al-Khair Association for Development (Alexandria)
- IMC is the faith-based partner of the programme in Egypt.