National Council for Women (NCW) Chairwoman Maya Morsi - Courtesy of NCW's Facebook page National Council for Women (NCW) Chairwoman Maya Morsi - Courtesy of NCW's Facebook page

NCW launches mobile opinion poll app on women’s issues

Wed, Aug. 15, 2018
CAIRO – 14 August 2018: The National Council for Women (NCW) launched a new mobile application named “Nas’alak” (We Ask You) which presents to the public different polls on various social issues related to women.

In a press conference on Monday, NCW announced results of some of the polls published on the said application, stressing the keenness of the council to benefit from crowdsourcing approaches to gather open data in an aim to promote sustainable development.

Introductory page of the opinion poll app "Nas'alak" (We Ask You), launched by National Council for Women (NCW)

In a poll tackling the issue of early marriage, the council stated that 76 percent of the respondents disapproved of girls getting married before completing their studies and another poll showed that 58 percent of the respondents agreed that the minimum age of marriage for a girl should be 21, while 29 percent of respondents believed that minimum marriage age should be 18 years old, while only 13 percent believed that the minimum age could be set at 16.

On the reproductive health, 40 percent of the respondents favored the two-child norm, while 26 percent thought family should include at least three children, 7 percent thought that one child is enough to make a family, and 24 percent believed that the number of children a family might have should only depend on the financial status of the family.

More than two-thirds of the respondents to an opinion poll on the proposed law that criminalizes denying women of inheritance hailed the legal move.

Last March, the National Council for Women (NCW) launched the Egyptian Women's Observatory, which monitors the implementation of the National Strategy aimed at advancing the Egyptian Women’s empowerment.

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