CAIRO - 25 March 2023: The recent years have witnessed remarkable achievements in empowering and supporting Egyptian women politically, coming in light of the firm belief by the state that stability and progress will only be achieved through ensuring women's participation in all aspects of national action.
Within the framework of the political empowerment and leadership axis, et highlights these achievements and the most important figures:
1- Increasing the percentage of women in Parliament from 2% in 2015 to 28% in 2020, as the highest representation of women ever in Parliament since women were given the right to run for the first time in elections in 1957.
2- Egyptian women obtained a quota of 25% of Parliament in the recent constitutional amendments in 2019.
3 - The percentage of women’s representation in the current legislative parliamentary session reached 28% in 2020, surpassing the global average for the percentage of women in parliament, which is 25.6%.
4- The percentage of women in the Senate is about 14%, after the President of the Republic doubled the number of women by appointing female deputies in the House.
5 - An increase in the percentage of women in the Council of Ministers from 6% in 2015 to 20% in 2017, then to 25% in 2018, with 8 female ministers.
6 - Egypt ranked second in the Middle East and North Africa regarding women's representation in the Council of Ministers (2021).
7- The percentage of women in the position of deputy governor in 2019 amounted to 31%.
8 - The number of female members of the Administrative Prosecution Authority is 1988 judges out of a total of 4635, 43% of which are women.
9 - Five women held the position of head of the Administrative Prosecution Authority.
10 - Appointing a female deputy judge to the Supreme Constitutional Court in 2020, the second woman to be appointed to this position since the establishment of the court in 1969.
A prior report of the Council of Ministers stated that women's political rights with regard to legislative councils included increasing women's representation in the House of Representatives, to reach 165 seats in 2022, compared to 9 seats in 2012, as well as increasing women's representation in the Senate to 41 seats in 2022, compared to 12 seats in 2012.
In 2017, 6 women counselors were appointed as vice-presidents of the State Lawsuits Authority, and two women were appointed to leadership positions, Assistant Secretary-General for Women’s Affairs and Human Relations, as the first female advisor to hold this position in the history of state issues, Assistant Secretary-General for Personnel Affairs, and the proportion of female judges in the State Lawsuits Authority is 20%. 2021.