CAIRO - 17 March 2022: Environment Minister Yasmine Fouad confirmed women are the "first defense line" in combating impacts of climate change.
Women are always searching for solutions to problems of climate change phenomenon, including ways to reach clean, potable water, better education, health, waste management, in addition to their role in creating wide, social networks supporting national agenda of climate action, added Fouad.
Fouad was speaking at the high-level session, held on the sidelines of the 66th round of the Commission on the Status of Women as part of celebrations of the International Women's Day and Egyptian Women's Day Thursday.
The minister spoke about the role Egyptian women play in pushing forward environment action and facing the bad impacts of climate change.
President of the National Council for Women (NCW) Maya Morsi was present.
Morsi, in turn, reiterated the role of women in supporting the State to face repercussions of climate change.
This year, CSW66, the UN’s largest annual gathering on gender equality and women’s empowerment, is held under the theme, "Achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls in the context of climate change, environmental and disaster risk reduction policies and program."