President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi kisses hand of an ideal mother on the Egyptian Woman Day
CAIRO - 31 March 2019: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi announced seven decisions on women empowerment in his speech delivered in the Egyptian Women Day ceremony whereas he had also honored a number of women and ideal mothers.
President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi and a number of ideal mothers pose for a picture on the Egyptian Woman Day- press photo
The decisions the government must meet are
The first is to study ways to:
achieve greater participation of women in the labor market;
provide an appropriate and supportive environment, and appropriate social protection for women;
encourage women working in the informal sector to shift to the formal sector and to enter nontraditional sectors in which their ambitions are fulfilled.
The second is to:
draft an appropriate legislation aimed at protecting women effectively from all forms of psychological and physical violence taking into consideration that early marriage before the legal age, and denying women and their children an appropriate amount of money in case of divorce are forms of violence.
President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi speaks to an ideal mother on the Egyptian Woman Day- press photo
The third is to
conduct a deeper and more comprehensive study of the phenomenon of women in debt, and draft legislations and policies that would reduce this phenomenon because of its implications on the Egyptian family.
The fourth is to
study the promulgation of a new personal status law and effectively implement “Mawada” program.
“In the light of the previous instructions to draft a family awareness program to prepare youth for the responsibilities of marriage, I look forward to the effective and positive implementation of “Mawada” program, which will bring about the stability of the family and preserve the rights of both spouses; along with studying the issuance of a new personal status law,” the president said.
The fifth is to
CAIRO - 30 March 2019: Chairperson of the National Council for Women (NCW) Maya Morsy presented the accomplishments achieved in the realm of women's empowerment in her speech at the Egyptian Women Day ceremony held on Saturday. Women's Political Empowerment and Strengthening Her Role in Leading Positions There are more than three million women who graduated from different programs designed for those purposes.
to take the necessary measures to achieve financial inclusion, technological empowerment of women and provide more support for small projects that offer work opportunities to women.
The sixth is to
promote further political participation and greater engagement by women in various sectors.
“In light of our pride of the representation and role of women in parliament and cabinet, which is the highest in the history of Egypt, I call for greater political participation and greater engagement in various sectors. Egypt is in the process of building its renaissance, and it is in need of the efforts of its daughters, side by side with its sons,” the president said.
President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi and Egypt's first lady along with a number of officials celebrate the Egyptian Woman Day- press photo
The seventh is to
to study the amendment of the Public Service Law to become a tool for training and qualifying Egyptian young women to join the labor market, besides developing the necessary mechanisms and incentives to achieve this.
President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi honors former Chair of the National Council of Women Ambassador Mervat al-Talawy in Egyptian Women Day ceremony - Press Photo
A dream come true
This how is the National Council for Women described the president’s response to its initiative to launch a national campaign for screening all Egyptian women to diagnose and early detect breast cancer as a means of prevention. The project will be jointly executed by the Ministry of Health and Population, and the National Council for Women.
CAIRO - 30 March 2019: Minister of Planning, Follow-up, and Administrative Reform Hala al-Saeed stated on Egyptian Women Day on Saturday that women compose 44.5 percent of the state's administrative body, 25 of ministers in the cabinet (from six percent in 2015), and 30 percent of investors in EGX.