Egypt

The International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES) is the largest multi-country study of its kind in the Middle East and North Africa. So what does it mean to be a man in Egypt in 2017 and beyond – and what impact does masculinity have on the lives of women and girls, on men themselves, and for gender equality more broadly? To answer this question in Egypt, Promundo and UN Women, with El-Zanaty and Associates and the Social Research Center of the American University in Cairo (AUC), conducted qualitative research and surveyed 1,380 men and 1,402 women between the ages of 18 and 59 from five governorates across the country.

Learn more about what’s happening in Egypt below, and download the full multi-country report and executive summary here.

For inquiries on the IMAGES research methodology or results in Egypt, contact Promundo: [email protected] or UN Women Egypt Programme Coordinator Rasha Abou-Elazm: [email protected].

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Insights into men and gender equality in Egypt:

90%

of Egyptian men agree that a woman should tolerate violence to keep the family together.

According to findings from the International Men and Gender Equality Survey – Middle East and North Africa.
Data is not nationally representative. Read more here: imagesmena.org


At least 44%

of Egyptian men would like to have the option of parental leave for fathers.

According to findings from the International Men and Gender Equality Survey – Middle East and North Africa.
Data is not nationally representative. Read more here: imagesmena.org


29%

of Egyptian men think there should be more women in positions of political authority.

According to findings from the International Men and Gender Equality Survey – Middle East and North Africa.
Data is not nationally representative. Read more here:
imagesmena.org


At least 72%

of Egyptians worry about their own and their family’s futures.

According to findings from the International Men and Gender Equality Survey – Middle East and North Africa.
Data is not nationally representative. Read more here:
imagesmena.org