The National Council for Women: an unprecedented leap achieved by Egypt in the field of gender equality

by nevine

Dr Maya Morsi, President of the National Council for Women, confirmed that Egypt has made an unprecedented breakthrough in the field of women’s empowerment and gender equality locally and internationally in recent years.

This came during its participation in the twentieth meeting of the Executive Council of the Arab Women’s Organization; To discuss developments in the situation of women in Arab member States.

During the meeting, Maya Morsi reviewed Egypt’s efforts in the women’s empowerment file over the past period, explaining that Egypt has launched two major development programs in its history, “Decent Life- Haya Karima”, which is the largest development program in Egypt and the world, and places women and their needs at the core, targeting 58 million citizens, 50% of whom are women.

The second program was the National Project for the Development of the Egyptian Family, aimed at improving the demographic characteristics and quality of life of families in more than 20 governorates and thus more resilient communities at the local level in Egypt.

Maya Morsi also reviewed Egypt’s efforts to combat violence against women, which includes many efforts. Among them is the establishment of safe markets and cities for women, 27 digital offices within the family offices of the Public Prosecution Office, 29 units to combat violence and harassment within universities, and 8 medical response units within university hospitals, in addition to awareness campaigns on the social media platforms “Facebook and Instagram”.

Concerning the issue of climate change, she presented the international proposal of the Arab Republic of Egypt on women, the environment and climate change, praising the outcomes of the COP27 Climate Summit, which Egypt hosted from 6 to 18 November in Sharm El-Sheikh.

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