Promoting the Gender Perspective and Community Cohesion Between Female Migrants and the Host communities in the Context of Climate Change through Art
Cairo, 28-29 October 2022 – IOM Egypt jointly organized an Art Competition in Darb1718, an Egyptian contemporary art and culture center located in the Fustat area of Old Cairo. The two-day art competition brought together 7 migrants (from: Syria, Sudan, Iraq, Eritrea and Ethiopia) and 7 Egyptians from Greater Cairo, Alexandria and Mansoura.
Thanks to the generous contribution of the European Union, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) implemented the project “Promoting the Gender Perspective and Community Cohesion Between Female Migrants and the Host Communities in the Context of Climate Change through Art” in partnership with Passant ElKordy, an Egyptian contemporary artist.
Within the framework of the “Regional Development and Protection Programme – Phase II”, funded by the European Union, IOM successfully held an art competition on the themes of Climate Change, Migration and Women. 16 participating artists from migrants and Egyptian backgrounds were guided by Passant ElKordy.
The activity promoted community cohesion between migrant communities in Egypt and achieved to raise awareness on Climate Change, Migration and Gender. The impactful final paintings will be exhibited to the public at the end of November 2022.
This project supported to the achievement of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls, Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries, and Goal 11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable. It is also implemented by the generous support of the European Union in Egypt under RDPP.
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