Egypt’s First Lady Entisar el-Sisi- Photo courtesy of the First Lady's official Facebook page
CAIRO – 9 March 2022: On International Women's Day, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the Egyptian National Council for Women (NCW) expressed their gratitude to Egypt’s First Lady Intissar al-Sisi for her sponsoring Egyptian women’s empowerment for a better future for their country.
The statement of gratitude:
“UNFPA would like to thank Her Excellency the First Lady of Egypt Mrs. Intissar al-Sisi for sponsoring the Noura program, supported by UNFPA, which aims at reaching every girl in Egypt to empower her to realize her full potential.
Her Excellency’s patronage is an affirmation of the national commitment to invest in adolescent girls and ultimately achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.
UNFPA is proud of her Excellency’s endorsement of Noura, which prioritizes building girls’ health and social assets as well as their educational skills and empowers them economically to achieve a better future for themselves and for Egypt.”
Meanwhile, the Egyptian National Council for Women (NCW), headed by Dr. Maya Morsy, gave its sincere thanks and appreciation to the First lady for sponsoring the “Dawwie” and “Noura” initiatives launched by the Council to empower the Egyptian girl. In the villages of a decent life..This came during the celebration of the Egyptian woman, the icon of success.
On October 17, 2021, El Gouna Film Festival (GFF) and UNFPA Egypt launched Noura initiative. Looking to 'invest in girls in Egypt', the initiative provides support for disenfranchised young women across Egypt. The initiative comes under the umbrella of The Girls Assets Framework, a program with the aim of providing guidance to design and implement girl-centered programs focused on reaching the most marginalized adolescent girls.
In 2019, the NCW launched the Dawwie [echoed voice] initiative with the support of the United Nations Children's Fund "UNICEF,” in cooperation with the National Council for Childhood and Motherhood (NCCM), and Ministries of Education, Technical Education, Health and Population, Social Solidarity, Youth and Sports, Communications and Information Technology, Culture, and the National Council for Persons with Disabilities, and the National Population Council (NPC). The initiative aims at engaging “adolescent girls and boys in activities that help them reach their full potential,” said UNICEF.
First Lady Entsar El Sisi has greeted all Egyptian women on International Women’s Day, which falls on March 8 of each year.
In a tweet Tuesday, Mrs. Sisi sent a message of pride and appreciation to all Egyptian women, who make great sacrifices for the sake of their children, husbands and siblings. They are, indeed, glory makers in a homeland that is just as great as they are, Mrs. Sisi noted.