ADEW was the first Egyptian nongovernmental organization to
identify female heads of
households as a target group.
ADEW was the first organization that established a micro
credit program using a group lending methodology.
ADEW was the first organization to address the problem of
lack official documentation such as iidentification cards,
birth certificates, marriage certificates, or pension
papers, and ADEW was the first to work on solving this
Through advocacy strategy and cooperation with both
governmental and non-governmental organizations, ADEW
succeeded in helping Egyptian women married to foreigners
pass their nationality on to their sons and daughters.