Masculinities and Transition in Egypt: Country Brief

Published on 10 September 2019

Gender and development research in Egypt tends to frame questions about men solely in terms of barriers to women’s economic advancement. Only recently have questions been raised about men’s own gendered experiences and attitudes, and how they experience the changes in gender relations created by women’s empowerment.

This brief is based on a larger study (that also includes Kazakhstan, Turkey and Ukraine), which explores how transition in different countries has been experienced by different groups of men, and its impacts on gender relations. It aims to assist the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and other stakeholders to consider ways of engaging men as agents of positive change for gender equality – alongside women and girls – as well as to complement women-focused projects and investments to enhance both the resilience of transitions and equality of opportunity.

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Aly, R. and Greig, A. with Edström, J. (2019) Masculinities and Transition in Egypt: Country Brief, Brighton: IDS

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Jerker Edström

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