National Women Council issues 2nd edition of women policy tracker over coronavirus

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Thu, 07 May 2020 - 12:00 GMT

Maya Morsy, President of the National Council for Women - File Photo

Maya Morsy, President of the National Council for Women - File Photo

CAIRO – 7 May 2020: The National Council for Women announced the issuance of the second edition of the women policy tracker that monitors the policies and measures considerate to the needs of women which were taken by the Egyptian government as part of the efforts to contain the spread of the current COVID-19; where the report included the government's measures which take into account the needs of women throughout this period.

Maya Morsy, president of the National Council for Women, confirmed that this report comes as a second edition of the report that was issued by the Council last month with the aim of monitoring all policies and procedures taken by the government that are responsive to the needs of Egyptian women, designing an easier tool that can be used as reference by decision makers for more collaborative vision on means of moving forward, documenting the coordinated efforts of the government and reflecting on those policies with supporting programs.

Morsy also indicated that the second edition of the report monitored 32 policies/measures/procedures taken by the government to contain and control the spread of the current COVID-19 throughout the period from April 7 to May 6 that are responsive to Egyptian women needs; adding up to 52 policies/measures/procedures taken by the government since the COVID-19 hit Egypt until May 6, 2020.

Egypt, with strong support of its political leadership, has worked since the early beginning to take stringent measures and policies to contain and control the spread of the current COVID-19, according to the rate of its rapid spread, taking into consideration the needs of all possible affected segments, especially women and children.

Morsy said that since the National Council for Women is the national machinery concerned with proposing the government public policy on women’s development pursuant to Law No. 30 of 2018, the Council is keen to continue tracking and monitoring all issued policies and programs that mainstream and respond to the needs of women during this crisis.

NCW commits to a strong coordination with all concerned ministries and bodies to support the implementation of those policies as well as suggesting new polices in favor of Egyptian women.

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