President of the NCW, Dr. Maya Morsi, and the Egyptian delegation participating in the activities of the 67th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women “CSW67” in New York, met with Ms. Calypso Gula, Secretary-General for Gender Equality, Demography and Family at the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs in Greece, to discuss ways of cooperation between the two sides.
Dr. Maya Morsi stressed that in light of the tremendous development of technology, artificial intelligence, and virtual reality that we are all witnessing now, we must intensify our efforts to address the phenomenon of cyber violence against women and girls, and violence resulting from the use of information and communication technology means.
Also, we have to improve ways of prevention and protection from such acts on all platforms that made this violence possible. In addition, the government must upgrade multiple partnerships to create technological solutions and policies to empower women and girls, enhance their protection on these platforms, and efficiently use technological development to implement policies that consider the needs of women and girls.
The President of the Council explained Egypt’s efforts to protect women in this context, as Egypt approved legislative frameworks, including Anti-Cyber and Information Technology Crimes Law and Egypt Telecommunication Regulation Law.
Moreover, Egypt launched a technology hackathon to confront violence against women, in addition to launching multiple awareness campaigns in cooperation with social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube) to provide a safe environment for women.
For her part, Calypso Gula praised Egypt’s efforts to protect women and girls from cyber violence and expressed her aspiration for bilateral cooperation with the Council in this context to address this phenomenon that women suffer all over the world.