Welcoming Note

On behalf of our entire team, it is a pleasure to welcome you to the Women Studies and Social Transformation (WSST) Program. Our primary mission is to be an active promoter of women and gender equity through the implementation of research programs and activities for developing resources and fostering abilities that would contribute to creating the conditions for constructive social transformation.

Knowing that real-world engagement will make our community stronger, we sincerely invite you to join us and explore the myriad of activities and programs that WSST presents.

Thank you for visiting our website, which I believe reflects the culture, professionalism and vibrancy of WSST.

Maha F. Maaz, PhD
Women Studies and Social Transformation (WSST) Program

Mission

The Bibliotheca Alexandrina Women Studies and Social Transformation (WSST) program aims to focus on women studies and gender issues through the implementation of programs and activities for developing resources and fostering abilities, thus, becoming an incubator and an active promoter for change and the creation of conditions for constructive social transformation.

Objectives

The Bibliotheca Alexandrina Women Studies and Social Transformation Program (WSST) will focus on the following main aspects:

  • To conduct and publish research that would measure benefit and influence public opinion, and help shape public policies on women, gender issues and the resulting social transformation;
  • To become a hub for the implementation of initiatives, projects, programs and activities that would further gender equality and ameliorate the position and role of women to guarantee a social transformation that would benefit societies and communities;
  • To design and offer training workshops and programs to raise public awareness;
  • To establish cooperation with national, regional and international institutions operating on similar scopes in order to build bridges, as well as, exchange knowledge and expertise.

Activities

17 November - 20 December 2019

Join our Team as a Volunteer

The Women's Studies and Social Transformation Program always seeks to collaborate and work with all actors in the field of women's affairs. It also seeks to cooperate with all those who wish to have an active role in the field of women’s development. In this endeavor, WSST is opening a call for enthusiastic volunteers who are willing to be part of WSST activities and events during the period 17 November to 20 December 2019.


19 - 20 March 2019

“Women Building Arab Communities”

In the light of the world’s celebration of the International Women Day, and the Bibliotheca Alexandrina’s permanent care to the Egyptian and Arab women’s issues, the Women and Social Transformation Studies program (WSST) organizes the High-level Regional Experts Meeting entitled “Women Building Arab Communities” where a number of Egyptian and Arab experts will attend.


17 - 21 March 2019

“She Is Able”

The Women and Social Transformation Studies program (WSST) organizes a workshop entitled “She is able”.