Head of the Egyptian delegation to the 63rd Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women, Maya Morsi reviewed the voluntary report of Egypt on what has been achieved in the field of ”empowerment of women and its commitment to sustainable development”.
Morsi reviewed the recommendations’ five axes which are strengthening the normative, legal and political frameworks in light of the achievements of women in the Egyptian Constitution 2014, in addition to the vision of Egypt 2030 and the framework of the national strategy for the empowerment of Egyptian women which was announced by the President as a working document for the coming years.
Morsi pointed out that Egypt presented programs for social solidarity and the provision of social protection programs and projects such as the allocation of 250 million pounds annually from the national budget for childcare services as well as 50 million annually for supporting women and needy families and 250 million annually for economic empowerment and financial inclusion programs for women.
Moreover the head of the Egyptian delegation highlighted the political and leadership participation of women as the representation of women in parliament reached 15%, 25% and in the ministerial portfolios, 25% in the local councils for women, and became the first national security advisor to the president, the first deputy governor of the central bank and the first president of the court.
`Meanwhile, Dr. Maged Osman reviewed that the vision, goals and indicators of the Egyptian Women’s observatory in light of Egypt’s national strategy for the empowerment of women 2030, as the observatory has succeeded in reaching several important results in the field of economic and social empowerment.
In addition, the observatory collected all data related to the sate’s efforts in the field of national strategy for the empowerment of women as Egyptian women achieved a remarkable success in bridging the educational gap.
For its part, the UN Commission on Gender and Women’s empowerment commented on the offer by thanking the National Council for Women, which works in coordination with all national authorities to empower Egyptian women.
The representative of the European Union stressed the continuation of cooperation between the Union and the National Council for Women and other concerned parties in supporting programs and projects to achieve the economic, social and political empowerment of women.
The session concluded as Dr. Morsi reviewed Egypt’s future plan to enable Egyptian women as to coincide the work of the current session of the Committee with a celebration of Egypt over a hundred years on the struggle of Egyptian women.
The Council during the 13 days of March was able to reach 1.5 million women through workshops, seminars and campaigns.