Let me start first by saying that I love Egypt! Truly I do. There is nowhere and I mean nowhere in the world like it. There is so much life happening around you it’s hard to feel alone or isolated. You can feel the love and hospitality as soon as you set foot in Cairo. I really couldn’t think of anyplace else I would want to start my international work than there.
Women in Egypt need to know their rights & take full advantage of them. No one should have to live a life of abuse & disrespect. We need to support our sisters.
A few of the highlights from the work started in Cairo:
- I was able to speak with women of various ages to empower them to speak up & speak out against sexual harassment & domestic violence.
- We worked with our partners in Egypt to bring healing and hope to many women and girls to educate & strengthen.
- We offered personal counseling; and ran workshops on self care, health & nutrition.
- We helped raise awareness and shared available resources on human trafficking, FGM (female genital mutilation), child brides, and domestic violence.
We are eager to return and continue our partnerships in Cairo, Egypt!