Founded in 2012 in Cairo, Hatshepsut works on developing strategies to outreach to local communities, creating partnerships with local structures and women.

The project Al Mastaba (platform) for increasing women engagement in local development has three components:
1. capacity building for six women facilitators on how to address women’s inequality at the local level,
2. la community meetings at a women venue to voice their concerns, challenges, opportunities and take action in the governance of their local communities,
3. ladvocating for one priority local issue.