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 - Social Research Center Receives Award From World Bank: SRC received an award from the Sexual Violence Research Initiative World Bank Group Development Marketplace for Innovation on Gender-Based Violence Prevention and Response. The SVRI World Bank Group received over 200 proposals from all regions of the world. A rigorous selection process involving several rounds of reviews conducted by world-renowned experts in the field of gender-based violence (GBV) has narrowed the proposals to a small group of winners.The Social Research Center proposal has been selected to receive the award in Washington, D.C., the week of April 17, 2017.  

The International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES): SRC, in partnership with Elzanaty and Associates, participated in a unique research on the state of gender equality in the Middle East and North Africa region. Elzanaty and Associates implemented the quantitative component and SRC conducted in-depth qualitative research. The research (a part of the International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES) implemented in Egypt, Morocco, Lebanon, and Palestine by Prumondo and UN Women) is the first study of its kind and size in the region,
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The Study takes a wide-angle, comparative lens to the lives of men – as sons and husbands and fathers, at home and work, in public and private life – to better understand how they see their positions as men, and their attitudes toward gender equality. The results of IMAGES MENA were presented last week at the “Masculinities in the Arab World” conference in Beirut, Lebanon. One intriguing finding unveils a contrast between young men and women. While young women are showing more progressive views towards equality than the older generation, this is not the case for younger men who are, at best, as social conservative as older men. The study also highlights the existence, in all four countries, of intergenerational cycles of both violence and care. For more findings, read the report at You can also join the conversation online by using #imagesmena  

- Inclusive Growth in Suez Canal Economic Zone: SRC is starting a research activity titled, “Inclusive Growth in Suez Canal Economic Zone.” The project aims at developing a better understanding of the socioeconomic and working conditions in the Suez Canal economic zone, with a special focus on Ain Sokhna and Suez. The project will also include policy proposals for social inclusion in the region.

- Arab Parliamentarians Newsletter: SRC publishes the third FAPPD newsletter as part of the Forum of Arab Parliamentarians on Population and Development Project. To view a soft copy of the newsletter, click here.


The SRC has made the data files of its surveys available for use (for legitimate academic research) at no cost with the condition that the SRC receives an abstract or a detailed description of any project for which this data will be used.
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The Nubian Study is a pioneering ethnographic survey of Nubian villages, their livelihood, custom and architecture.
Documenting a unique moment prior to the Nubian move to a new location after the construction of the Aswan High Dam.
Our unique collection of images is now available at AUC's Rare Books and Special Collections Library. >>more

Latest Works on Nubia 


Nubian Encounters
The Story of the Nubian Ethnological Survey 1961–1964
Edited by Nicholas Hopkins
Sohair Mehanna