CIC Holds Graduation Ceremony of NEW Batch and Honors NCW Chairperson

Canadian International College celebrated the graduation of the 2022 batch of students in the presence of M. Francis, Deputy of the Canadian Ambassador to Egypt, Dr. Mahmoud Abu Al-Nasr, CIC’s Scientific Consultant, Prof. Mamdouh Elkady, CIC’s Vice Chairman, delegate of Cape Breton University, and some media figures. NCW Chairperson, Maya Morsy, was among the honorees during the ceremony.

Deputy of the Canadian Ambassador to Egypt expressed his pleasure about the CIC’s role in developing the educational system and the constant Egyptian- Canadian educational cooperation. The ceremony awarded the academically outstanding students in engineering, media, and business management.

CIC is a higher institute that offers Canadian bachelor’s degrees accredited by the Supreme Council of Universities in Egypt and Cape Breton to more than 12,000 students.

Maya Morsi: Glass Ceiling For Women In Leadership Broken in This Era

Dr. Maya Morsy, President of the National Council for Women in Egypt, attended the high-level session during the proceedings of the AWIEF 2022 conference entitled “ “Advancing Africa Through Gender Integration”. Under the theme of “Gender Equity as Catalyst of SDGs and the African agenda 2063, the forum targets to boosting and accelerating the growth of MSMEs to achieve comprehensive economic development in Africa.

In her speech, Dr. Maya affirmed that the robust political will has been thriving to boost the instrumental factors for women empowerment, as the Egyptian women are currently living in the golden era, enjoying the rights that they have been pursuing a long time ago.

Maya highlighted that Egypt’s constitution entailed protecting women’s rights, as well as boosting women empowerment and gender equity in all spheres of life. Further, the constitution also raised women’s representation rate in parliament from 25% to 28%, with a forecasted rise in the future. She also stated that the Egyptian% women were appointed to hold various roles in the judiciary system after 72 years.

She also stated that the statistics showed that women’s role in work contributed to a 34% surge in the GDP rate.  By mid-2021, financial inclusion led to an increase in the banking accounts owned by women from 47.5%, compared to 27% in 2017. She also referred to the NCW’s role in ensuring anti-discrimination in the workplace, bridging the gender gap, and promoting the PPP to empower women financially.

Maya illustrated the importance of the national initiatives launched to entirely change the stereotyping of women, namely the “Noura” initiative to empower the Egyptian girl that was launched under the auspices of H.E. Mrs. Intisar El-Sisi. This is in addition to the country’s efforts to combat all types of violence against women. The NCW recently launched in cooperation with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) a new program for empowering women.

The 8th edition of AWIEF brought together international experts including Dr. Nievine El Kabbag, Minister of Social Solidarity, Dr. Rania Al-Mashat, Minister of International Cooperation, and Christine Arab, Country Representative at the UN Women.


Maya Morsi Highlights Global Challenges Against Women Empowerment and Gender Equity

National Council For Women Chairperson, Maya Morsy, referred to the global gender inequality, and the challenges facing women empowerment and gender equity.  She stated that these challenges hinder the accessibility of resources to women, limited opportunity, and unequal burdens.

She added that the violence against women has been a global major challenge, along with the unequal illiteracy eradication rate. She necessitated the importance of gender equity transition and its socioeconomic impact on women. Maya made these remarks during a session entitled “Women Empowerment: Accelerating Climate Action” that was held during the proceedings of the second edition of the Egypt — International Cooperation Forum 2022.

The session witnessed the attendance of the Minister of International Cooperation, Dr. Rania Al Mashat, Christine Arab- Country Representative of UN Women-, Lorena Aguilar-Executive Director Kaschak Institute for Social Justice for Women and Girls, Carlos Conde- Head of the Middle East and Africa Division & Global Relations Secretariat art OECD-, Laila Baker-UNFPA Representative United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Leslie Reed- USAID Mission Director for Egypt, Suzan Hamdy – Head of Financial Inclusion and Business Development at Banque Misr, and Yara Yassin, the co-founder of Up-fuse.