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.

Rania Al-Mashat, Minister of International Cooperation 2020

Rania Al-Mashat was Born on June 20 in Menoufia Governorate. She held the position of “Deputy Governor of the Central Bank for Monetary Policy ” and played an important role in the framework of modernizing monetary policy for Egypt by analyzing and assessing monetary policy and preparing its own models among other responsibilities. She also worked as a senior economist at the International Monetary Fund in Washington before joining the Egyptian Central bank. She also holds a masters and PHD in economics from the University of Maryland in the US, Park College and her area of ​​specialization includes macroeconomic applications, international economics and monetary policy with a number of publications related to these fields. She also held the position of Deputy Project Director at the Center for Institutional Reform and the Informal Sector (IRIS) at the University of Maryland.
In addition of being a member of the Executive Board of the Egyptian Stock Exchange and the Arab Investment Bank, she holds the degree of Professor Assistant of Economics at the American University in Cairo, and the degree of Research Fellow at the Economic Research Forum of Arab Countries, Iran and Turkey. She also works as a reporter in several economic newspapers.