National Council for Women (NCW) Chairwoman Maya Morsi - Courtesy of NCW's Facebook page
CAIRO, Dec 3 (MENA) - Chairman of the National Council for Women (NCW) Maya Morsi said Monday that Egypt will host the 8th ministerial meeting of the Organization of Islamic Conference on the Role of Women in Development, set for 2020.
In statements on Monday, Morsi said the decision was approved during the proceedings of the 7th ministerial meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) which addresses the Role of Women in development. The session was held in Ouagadougou, Borkina Faso over two days.
During her participation in the conference, she said women empowerment was embodied in Egypt's constitution of 2014 in more than 20 articles that covered their constitutional and humanitarian rights and affirmed their rights to equality in all aspects of life.
Morsi also underlined the role of women in the political process in the country, shedding light on a campaign to support marginalized women in the poor areas.
She pressed for the need for consolidating efforts among all member states to accelerate the ratification of the statute of an organization for the development of women to be affiliated to OIC with the aim of upgrading the status of women in the OIC member states.
She also announced that Egypt will be honored to host the upcoming ministerial conference of the OIC in 2020 and invited all attendees to take part.