MY RIGHT: SPACES TO SUPPORT WOMEN’S CHOICES

ABOUT THE PROGRAMME

My Right programme is a gender programme under the British Council Society and Education Programmes to address (VAW). My Right is being implemented by the British Council since 2014. 

My Right is a programme run by the British Council, in collaboration with civil society representative organisations. It provides legal and psychological support to female victims of violence and aims to reduce violence against women and helps them to understand their rights.

A community and a male engagement strand have been included to raise awareness among young people and men about the issues of violence against women through training. This strand also includes locally-led social action projects to address violence against women and awareness raising about less well-known forms of violence such as the economic and emotional violence, and restrictions on mobility .

During 2016, My Right engaged with two major partners. Firstly, the Anti-Harassment Unit of Cairo University, to raise awareness during International Women's Day and the 16 days of activism to combat violence against women.  The other partnership was with the Egyptian Red Crescent (ERC) with whom My Right delivered violence and male engagement training to ERC volunteers and Helwan University students.  Finally, for the integration and cooperation between society programmes, male engagement training was delivered to the male coaches of the Premier Skills programme in 17 governorates.  My Right, EAESR & HarassMap also delivered training in five new governorates in the Delta & Canal Area (Port Said, Ismailia, Sharqia, Demitta and Dakahila).