A member of the National Council for Women and rapporteur of the council’s Political Participation Committee, Sana al-Saeed, said that women’s empowerment in Egypt witnessed an unprecedented boom locally and internationally over the past few years.
The 2014 constitution entails 20 supporting articles, and the National Strategy for the Empowerment of Women 2030 was launched in parallel with a women’s observatory established to ensure the follow-up of its implementation.
During her participation in the conference on women’s human rights between reality and aspirations, Saeed said that women represent a prime pillar in both the national strategy for human rights and the National Strategy for the Empowerment of Women 2030.
She indicated that Egypt took the lead as the first country to issue a policy paper on responding to the special needs of women and girls during the coronavirus pandemic and launched a mechanism to monitor the implementation of these policies.
She added that Egypt also ranked first in the Middle East, West Asia, and the Arab region in the report of the United Nations Women and the United Nations Development Program on measures to support women during the pandemic.