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Gender and Development (GAD) Corner

Gender and Development (GAD) under Republic Act 9170 or the Magna Carta Act of Women of 2009 refers to the development perspective and process that are participatory and empowering, equitable, sustainable, free from violence, respectful of human rights, supportive of self-determination and actualization of human potentials. It seeks to achieve gender equality as a fundamental value that should be reflected in development choices; seeks to transform society's social, economic and political structures and questions the validity of gender roles they ascribed to women and men; contends that women are active agents of development and not just passive recipients of development assistance; and stresses the need of women to organize themselves and participate in political  processes to strengthen their legal rights.

The Philippine Embassy commits to implement policies promoting gender and development and fostering the principles of inclusivity and gender sensitivity in the conduct of diplomacy and delivery of services to all Filipinos and other stakeholders.

Relevant Philippine Laws

Republic Act 9710 or Magna Carta Act of Women of 2009

14 August 2009

The Magna Carta Act of Women of 2009 is a comprehensive women's rights law that seeks to eliminate discrimination through the recognition, protection, fulfillment, and promotion of  the rights of Filipino women, especially those belonging  to the marginalized  sectors of society.


Read the law here.

Republic Act 9208 or the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act of 2003, as amended by
RA 10364 also known as the Expanded Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act of 2012

The Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act of 2003 seeks to eliminate trafficking in persons especially women and children. The law establishes the necessary institutional mechanisms to protect and support trafficked persons and provides penalties for violations of the Act. In 2012, RA 9208 was amended by the Expanded Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act of 2012.

Read the Primer on these laws here.

26 May 2003,

amended 23 July 2012


Data used is from the results of the responses to the online registration conducted by the Embassy from November 2022 to 28 February 2023. All Filipinos and their Filipino children are encouraged to register at the following forms be counted

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Assistance to Nationals

Mobile number: +201227436472

(Note: WhatsApp calls is not available in Egypt)


Learn more about our services. Click here.

Resources in Egypt

Ministry of Social Solidarity- website

IOM Egypt- website

Emergency Numbers in Egypt

122-   Police

15115- National Council for Women's Domestic Abuse

123-    Ambulance Service

125-    Fire Department

126-   Tourist Police

128-    Traffic Police

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