Aswan girls speak up through "Dawwie"
The national initiative is empowering young girls
Today, Egypt is home to 19 million girls under the age of 20, each looking for an opportunity to achieve her ambitions and to reach her full potential.
Dawwie is The National Girls’ Empowerment Initiative promoting girls’ voices, access to skills and essential services. Dawwie is led by the National Council for Childhood and Motherhood in partnership with National Council for Women, with technical support from UNICEF and in collaboration with many partners. In the Arabic language, "Dawwie" is a verb that translates to “loud voice with an impact and echo”.
The initiative is currently implemented in over 21governorates. In this photo essay, we take a look at the start of the empowerment journey with a Dawwie storytelling circle taking place in Aswan, Upper Egypt to learn more on the initiative and listen to the voices of Aswan girls who actively engaged in this circle.