The practice focuses on the case of young street mothers aged 14 to 22 who are often victims of violence and are pregnant after having been kidnapped and pressed into prostitution. Moreover, despite the adoption of a law enabling women to register their children without being married, Egyptian society continues to consider these homeless mothers as guilty.
To meet this need, Hope Village Society has opened the first psychological rehabilitation centre aimed at street mothers in order to provide them with legal and social protection, complete assistance and care during pregnancy and delivery, professional and employment empowerment, including access to loans, raising awareness of reproductive health, social and family reintegration, and change of traditions and cultures strengthening discrimination and violence against women.
By developing their professional and life skills, these girls have the means to call on the state institutions for their civil and health rights, for themselves and for their children, and enjoy the same opportunities in education, health and employment as men.
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 Europe and Foreign Affairs 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.