The Egyptian government's keeness to empower and involve women has been reflected in the financial statement for the new fiscal year 2022/2023, as plans are underway to implement activities to empower girls and women in the poor villages listed in Haya Karima initiative.
CAIRO - 4 July 2022: Trainees of the Ministry of Local Development won the prize of the best applied project in a UN-organized training course targeting the economic empowerment of Egyptian women. The training titled "boosting the economic empowerment of the Egyptian women" was organized by United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and UN Women in coordination with the National Council for Women within the framework of "Rabeha" project which is funded by the Canadian government. In a statement on Monday, the ministry said that the participants of the training include: 47 trainees; 21 from the ministry and the governorates of Qena, Sohag, Beni Suef, Minya and Fayyoum in addition to 26 trainees from the ministries of international cooperation, youth and sports and trade and industry and Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority (SMEDA). Minister of Local Development Mahmoud Shaarawy gave directives to study and generalize the applied project which is under the rubric "producing Eco-friendly innovative products from the wastes of palm trees (palm wicker)" in al Alam village in Fayyoum governorate. The joint program which was passed by the trainees copes with the strategy of sustainable development and Egypt vision 2030 and aims at increasing the economic participation 6,300 women in the Egyptian private sector in some governorates, he added.
Maya Morsi pointed out that women have broken barriers in many fields, despite that, there are many obstacles facing women in the labor market.
Hala El-Said emphasized that Egypt views the topic of digitalization as part of a larger framework of digital inclusion, and issues related to enhancing the digital capabilities of all members of society.
Morsi said that this program comes within the framework of cooperation between the Egyptian and American government and seeks to empower women.
Egypt has advanced 48 ranks in the indicators of political empowerment of women in a global report on gender gap, according to Cabinet’s media center.
The courses, designed for women in villages and cities, were held as part of the lending and savings project, she added.
Minister of Local Development Major General Mahmoud Shaarawy, received an achievement report from the central equal opportunities unit in the ministry on the public and sub-opportunity units in the governorates, totalling (277) units on the work strategy to integrate women’s issues into the comprehensive and sustainable development process in the governorates.
The size of the current funding portfolio between Egypt and the World Bank is $5.5 billion directed towards 15 projects.
He added that women represent 25 percent of the government's portfolios, 27 percent of deputy ministers, 28 percent of the House of Representatives, 31 percent of deputy governors and 14 percent of the Senate.
Egypt advocates for seven pillars to empower women in the field of climate work.
Today's let's celebrate women in every walk of life, whether at our loving homes or at the workplace.
Minister Rania A. Al-Mashat: The appointment of 98 female judges is a transformative and historic step that will help to break gender stereotypes and broaden access to justice.
The cascading crises of recent years have highlighted how women’s leadership is more crucial than ever.
“Our new republic is based on gender equality, and activating the role of women as it is an essential partner in building this nation, she said.
Meet Oumnia Boualam, the woman who took a leap of faith out of the corporate world into social media and entrepreneurship to high achieving women reach their goals.
“For us, in the UN, it is extremely important that the Egyptian government succeed in improving rural livelihoods, and we will be by the side of the government to achieve this goal,” said UN’s Elena Panova to Egypt Today.
The MSMEDA seeks to extend financing to those who deserve in accordance with a number of set standards.
This program comes in light of the Korean Government’s earlier announcement to designate Egypt as an official development assistance (ODA) priority partner country during the period of 2021-2025.
Two months ago, the Ministry of International Cooperation’s 2020 Annual Report cited that 34 projects, worth $3.3 billion, are being executed to achieve the targets of gender equality.