Egyptian women queue at a polling station in the capital Cairo on Nov. 22, 2015, on the first day of the second and final round of the country's parliamentary elections - AFP Egyptian women queue at a polling station in the capital Cairo on Nov. 22, 2015, on the first day of the second and final round of the country's parliamentary elections - AFP

600k national IDs issued for women receiving monetary subsidies

Sun, Nov. 3, 2019
CAIRO - 3 November 2019: Minister of Social Solidarity Ghada Wali stated in the meetings of the IMF and WBG, particularly the sessions on social safety networks and employment, that a by-product outcome of the program is the issuance of 600,000 national identity cards for women who were applying in the program.

Wali talked about Takaful and Karama Monetary Subsidies Program having 2.3 million beneficiary families and around 8 million individuals around the country. The minister expressed her pride in the children of the families benefiting from the program as they all attend schools and none of them is a drop-out.

The minister met with Senior Director for Social Protection and Jobs at the WBG Michal Rutkowski to discuss the executive measures of the funding recently made available to the ministry and the technical support to be given to the Social Insurance Authority to implement the new social insurance law.

The minister displayed to the bank officials concerned with reproductive health and human development the program called Two are Enough. They praised the ministry’s cooperation with NGOs in that realm.

 
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