Egypt advances to 48th position in empowering women politically



Tue, 10 May 2022 - 01:47 GMT


Tue, 10 May 2022 - 01:47 GMT

Photo from Quebec's Women centers statement

Photo from Quebec's Women centers statement

CAIRO – 10 May 2022: Egypt has advanced 48 ranks in the indicators of political empowerment of women in a global report on gender gap, according to Cabinet’s media center.


According to the report, Egypt has reached its best level in 10 years, regarding progress made in empowering women. In 2021, Egypt ranked 78th position compared to 126th in 2011.


Egypt advanced 70 positions in the indicator of women representation in parliament, where it occupied the 66th position in 2021 compared to 136th in 2020, in addition to advancing 5 positions in the education indicator for women, where it occupied the 105th position in 2021, compared to the position 110 in 2011.


“Egyptian women enjoyed unique and unprecedented gains in the era of the new republic, as the Egyptian state was keen to launch strategies, initiatives and community programs that support women, which contributed to building their capacities and empowering them politically, economically and socially,” according to the media center.


According to several reports and reviews on the progress made in the presidential developmental initiative “Haya Karima,” it is highly proven that women are the main and biggest beneficiary of the initiative.  


Women have obtained important political gains to support them and raise awareness, according to the announcement of the Media Center of the cabinet.


More achievements in women empowerment:


-       The percentage of women’s representation in the House of Representatives increased, reaching 27.8 percent in 2022, with 165 seats, compared to 14.9percent in 2016 with 89 seats, and 1.8 percent in 2012 with 9 seats.


- The representation of women in the judiciary increased, reaching 3,115 women judges in 2022, compared to 2,130 women judges in 2014.


-       27 percent of all diplomats are women.


- 15 women hold the position of heads of foreign missions in embassies and consulates.


-       The percentage of women’s representation in the Senate increased to 13.7 percent, with 41 seats in 2022, compared to 5.7 percent with 12 seats in 2012.  


-       Number of female judges in courts increased to 66 in 2022, compared to 41 in 2014.


-       For the first time in 76 years, 98 female judges will be appointed to the State Council in 2021.


-    3 women have been appointed to the position of head of the Administrative Prosecution Authority since 2014.


-       36 female advisors were appointed to the post of deputy head of the State Litigation Authority.


-   The number of female members of the Commission reached 769 until 2022.



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