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SRC held a workshop on "Population Aging in the Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa", 9-10 April 2019. The workshop was a collaborative activity with University of Kent, the American University in Beirut, and the African Center for Population and Health, Kenya ). For more details about the workshop, click here.

SRC in partnership with  UNFPA/ASRO held a two days meeting during 18-19 November 2018 . The meeting, attended by senior government representatives from 5 Arab countries, discussed needed policies to achieve Sexual and Reproductive Health Equity in participating countries and a regional policy report. The partner institutions included: Ministry of Health in Egypt, National Population Council in Jordan, The National Observatory for Human Development in Morocco, Ministry of Health in Oman and National Population Council in Sudan. For more information about the meeting and its outputs, click here.

As the implementing partner of the program of work of  The United Nations Population Fund for The Arab States (UNFPA/ASRO) on "Informing and Supporting Policies to Address Sexual and Reproductive Health Inequities", SRC held a regional meeting with regional policy partners during 22-25 April 2018. The objective of the meeting is to support the production of National reports on Sexual and Reproductive Health Inequities  in Egypt, Jordan, Oman, Sudan, and Morocco to form the  basis of a future regional policy report.

The Social Research Center is participating in a conference on "Economic and Social Development in Suez Canal Economic Zone." The conference will be held November 27 and 28 and is organized by The Faculty of Economy and Political Science at Cairo University. Several ministers and high level decision makers will attend the conference which draws on two pioneering studies of SRC, mainly the "Inclusive Growth Study in Suez Canal, 2016," conducted under the auspices of the President of Suez Canal Authority, as well as the fourth round of the ‘ Investment Climate Assessment Study’ conducted in collaboration with Ministry of Investment.

Social Research Center Team at Arab States Regional Workshop: a large team from the SRC participated in a regional workshop organized by the League of Arab States from July 10 - 11, 2017 in order to discuss, debate and advise on issues of marriage and the position of the family unit within the Arab world. Professors Hoda Rashad and Zeinab Khadr presented a co-authored policy paper highlighting the key priority challenges and policies that Arab members of parliament should advocate for.

The paper discussed the role of the state, its reluctant to interfere in family matters, society's consideration of such interference as meddling, the different economic and social factors, and the state's capability to affect patterns of late and early marriage. The paper also questioned popular assertions surrounding the rates of divorce these popular myths surrounding the rates of divorce and how hard numbers do not back up the impression that divorce rates are climbing at an exponential rate. The paper also called on members of Arab parliaments to push for a more integrated family strategy and the establishment of a high level of institutional mechanism capable of recommending responsive policies and following up on their successful implementations.

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. read more.

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