Nivine El-Kabbag: Egypt Aims to Combat Violence Against Women

Egyptian Minister of Social Solidarity, Nivine El-Kabbag, attended a meeting held in “Asmarat”, a residential compound constructed by the government and serves as the relocation of slum dwellers in different areas in Cairo.

In the meeting, the Minister reviewed the results of a 16-day campaign with the slogan “Grab the tip of the thread”, which was initiated by her ministry to fight violence against girls and women. She stated that the goal of the campaign is to economically empower women and eliminate all forms of violence against them.

“Violence has to be stopped and women have to be empowered,” she shared during her speech. She proceeded to ensure the attendees that the ministry will spare no effort to empower women and save them from poverty, by providing social and economic opportunities.

El-Kabbag highlighted the ministry’s efforts to support the unity and integration of the Egyptian family. She added that the state authorities are working together on diminishing discrimination and violence against Egyptian women, in addition to including them in the decision-making process.

Several residents of the compound were among the participants, alongside the United Nations Development Program Resident Representative, Alessandro Fracassetti, and Head of the European Union Delegation to Egypt, Marco Migliorelli.

 The children of the compound’s residents displayed their drawings and artwork at the fair. This came after they attended drawing workshops at the center within the framework of the Awareness for Community Development Program, which was implemented in collaboration with artist Azza Fakhry.

El-Kabbag toured the Reception and Rehabilitation Centre in the compound and one of the art fairs held in it. The minister praised the participation of national and international bodies in the 16-day campaign to fight violence against women.