The new program aims at reducing the birth rate from 2.8 children to 1.6 children per family, said the Egyptian Cabinet in a statement on January 31. The program was discussed by Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouly in a meeting with Minister of Planning Hala El-Saied.
Colombian Ambassador to Egypt Ana Milena Muñoz de Gaviria has hailed Egypt's efforts in the various spheres, atop of which is the women's empowerment file.
“Thank you Egypt for setting a new benchmark for women in peacekeeping operations by dedicating a full team of policewomen to deal with the threats of improvised explosive attacks in Mali, [MINUSMA],” she tweeted on Thursday.
The meeting's recommendations also included teaching information on reproductive health at schools starting the next academic year.
The Ministry of Social Solidarity and UN Women signed Thursday a cooperation agreement to increase investments in care economy with the aim of enlarging women's participation in the workforce.
The programme was launched in December 2017.
The Egyptian National Council for Women is launching a media campaign to raise awareness of the issue of violence against women.
The Egyptian Senate Committee on Education and Scientific Research has reached a package of important recommendations regarding the image of women in educational curricula, foremost of which is the review of educational curricula for further progress in this field.
Those are women aged between 15 and 49 and have been married at some point in their life.
The speech was delivered at the opening of Gender Thematic Day within COP 27.
Mohieldin also stressed the need to promote long-term investments to support investable and bankable projects, especially in sectors that are difficult to direct investents to, praising the concessional financing policies of the International Development Agency (IDA).
Morsy also stated the reasons Egypt launched the initiative.
Underscoring the negative impact of climate change on women, Morsi stipulated that the phenomenon is not gender neutral as women are more harmed than men in five areas.
"Women around the world have proven their capabilities to make decisions and solve problems through their leadership of international organizations, governments and ministries in different countries." Mohieldin said, noting that women are always at the heart of problems and always give solutions.
The president's statements came at the opening of Gender Thematic Day taking place within the activities of COP 27 held in Sharm El Sheikh.
The Egyptian Embassy in Ethiopia and Permanent Commission to the African Union (AU) organized the seventh and last panel discussion on the aimed for goals of the upcoming COP27 to be held in Sharm El Sheikh on November 6-18.
The world celebrates the International Day of Rural Women on October 15 of each year, which was set by the United Nations General Assembly in 2007.
Egypt has opened the first care home for blind elderly women within the framework of the celebrations of the Charitable Investment Fund to support people with disabilities.
The screening carried out in 2021 showed that the desire to have more children decreases among women with kids.
Sharaf El Din added that FGM victims composed 14 percent of females aged below 19 in 2021.