UN Women launches Niswa magazine for Arab women, in English only
Niswa magazine

CAIRO: The United Nations Women Regional Office for Arab States launched Jan. 31 its first issue of online magazine for Arab women, Niswa; despite an Arabic title, the publication is only available in English.

An Arabic version of the text is planned to be launched, said Nihal Helmy, a media officer for UN Women in Cairo, but could not give further details.

The 28-page issue tackles the work of the organization, as well as its goals for 2016: investing in women, and activities against gender-based violence, particularly in Egypt, Jordan, Palestine, and Morocco.

UN Women maintains a regional as well as country-specific office in Cairo.

“There should be a translation for the issue; this is not their work nature, as they have wide experience,” the head of the ACT Center for Woman issues  Azza Kamel told the Cairo Post Monday.

UN Women was launched in 2010, with the goal of supporting various projects to support women to establish financial independence, combat domestic violence, and to encourage gender equality in legislation.

In a solidarity movement by the United Nations and Cairo University, the “HeforShe” campaign was launched to combat gender-based violence.

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