NCW issues 3rd edition of women policy tracker amid COVID-19

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Sat, 06 Jun 2020 - 10:32 GMT

The President of the National Council for Women Maya Morsy – Egypt Today

The President of the National Council for Women Maya Morsy – Egypt Today

CAIRO - 6 June 2020: The National Council for Women has issued the third edition of its women policy tracker on responsive policies & programs amid the new COVID-19 Pandemic.

A Saturday statement said that the National Council for Women "continues its efforts in monitoring the policies & 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," as the council announced the issuance of the third edition of the women policy tracker which take into account the needs of women throughout the past period and since the crisis began.

Dr. Maya Morsy, President of the National Council for Women, said that this report comes as a third edition of the two reports that were issued by the Council in the last two months with the aim of: Monitoring all policies & 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; & reflecting on those policies.

Dr. Morsy also indicated that the third edition of the report monitored 80 policies/measures/procedures taken by the Government to contain and control the spread of the current covid-19; that are responsive to Egyptian women needs since the covid-19 hit Egypt until the 6th of June 2020.

It is worth mentioning that Mrs. Phumzile Mlambo Ngcuka, Under Secretary General and Executive Director of UN-Women, had previously praised the Women policy tracker on Responsive policies and Programs During COVID-19 Pandemic, & commended the leadership of the Egyptian government on ensuring that its responses has a gender lens, and the tracker serves as an opportunity to ensure that no policy is inconsiderate to women’s needs.

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