Although women have played a role in all of Egypt’s historical moments, their participation in local councils is still very low. This diagnosis analysed the role that civil society, political parties and the media can play in supporting a fair representation of men and women in local councils in Luxor governorate. Customs and women’s perceptions are among the main obstacles to women’s engagement in public affairs.
This diagnosis highlights different measures that can be implemented to make the society accept women as capable partners in the decision-making process.
This platform is part of the Axis 1 “Strengthening the capacities of equality actors” of the Priority Solidarity Fund “Women for the future in the Mediterranean” funded by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development and led by the European Institute of the Mediterranean, in the framework of the project “Developing Women’s Empowerment” labelled by the Union for the Mediterranean.