International Women's Day

IOM Organizes Community Event in Alexandria to Mark International Women's Day 2019

Alexandria, 5 March 2019 – In celebration of International Women’s Day, the International Organization for Migration (IOM), with the support of CARITAS and the Arkan Center, organized a community event in Alexandria, bringing together members of the Sudanese, South Sudanese and Yemeni communities to discuss women’s rights and empowerment.

Building on the “I Know My Right” photography exhibition, IOM organized an interactive information session about women’s rights in which the participants discussed how they protect themselves from abuses and exploitation.


UN Migration Agency (IOM) Celebrates International Women’s Day at the Finish Embassy and Kicks off Upcoming Community Days

Cairo, 8 March – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) joined with the Embassy of the Republic of Finland in Egypt to host an event at the Ambassador’s residence in celebration of International Women’s Day 2017.

During the day, migrant – Ethiopian, Sudanese and Syrian – and Egyptian women showcased their artisanal handicrafts at a bazaar. This continued throughout the evening reception, at which time traditional Ethiopian coffee was also made by Ethiopian women and available to attendees.