Minister of Manpower: The state pays great attention to empowering women economically and socially

Minister of Manpower, Hassan Shehata, affirmed that the Egyptian state pays great attention to empowering women economically and socially, due to its full belief in the status and role of women in society and their ability to succeed, by pushing them to hold the highest legislative and executive positions, in addition to presenting several initiatives to empower them and solve their problems. On the occasion, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi declared his support for the Egyptian woman and his appreciation for her role in the advancement of the nation, so he named 2017 the “Year of the Egyptian Woman.”

Hassan Shehata said Egypt was the first country in the world to launch the “National Strategy for the Empowerment of Egyptian Women 2030”, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals, adopted by the President and endorsed as a road map for the Egyptian Government, containing 34 indicators and four pillars: Political, economic and social empowerment, protection, legislation and culture as fundamental pillars. All labour legislation ensures the social empowerment and protection of women, as well as the training and qualification of women in the labour market.

The Ministry of Manpower has established a Gender Equality Unit at the Ministry’s General Office, which is followed by 27 sub-units in all governorates, as well as the launch of the National Plan for the Promotion of Gender Equality in Employment, in coordination with the International Labour Organization.

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