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Women gain unprecedented position in President al-Sisi’ era

Mon, Apr. 8, 2019
CAIRO – 8 April 2019: “Egypt witnessed a real revolution in supporting women. Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi is keen on solving women's problems and boosting their position in society,” the chief of the Arab Organization for Human Rights said.

On the sidelines of the National Council for Human Rights and the Arab Organization for Human Rights’ meetings on penal legislation, the chief of the Arab Organization for Human Rights assured that Egypt achieved a huge legislative revolution in protecting women against all sorts of violence and backing them to get their inheritance.

“Thanks to President Sisi’s efforts, women acquired a lot of their stolen rights over the last short period of time in the frame work of efforts to empower women to play a greater role in decision-making,” the chief of Arab Organization for Human Rights further elaborated.

For the first time, there are eight women ministers in the Egyptian government and more than 80 representatives in Parliament. Women are appointed in leading position in governorates and different sectors, which is considered a radical shift and huge progress.

On Egyptian Women Day, March 8, President Sisi announced seven decisions related to women empowerment, including adoption of laws that aim at protecting women’s rights, putting an end to demotic violence and tackling the issues of early marriage and deprivation of education and post-divorce rights.

Moreover, Sisi proposed establishing a fund to address the challenges faced by the Egyptian women after he reviewed with the health minister the possibility to screen and treat women nationwide for breast cancer.




 
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