First ladies of Egypt, Central African Republic discuss efforts to empower women

Ahram Online , Saturday 6 Nov 2021

Egypt’s First Lady Entissar Amer and Brigitte Touadera, the First Lady of Central African Republic, discussed on Saturday the two countries' efforts to support and empower women.

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Egypt s First Lady Entissar Amer and Brigitte Touadera, the First Lady of Central African Republic, discuss means of supporting and empowering women. Egypt s First Lady Facebook account

On Facebook, Amer said she was honored to meet with Central African Republic’s first lady, underscoring Egypt’s efforts over the past years to empower women.

“Over the past years, Egypt has made great achievements in enhancing the status of Egyptian woman in society and in boosting their condition at all levels,” Amer wrote.

She added that Egypt has been implementing national initiatives to establish the principle of social justice, including Hayah Karima (Decent Life), Takaful wi Karama (Solidarity and Dignity), and Nour Al-Hayah (The Light of Life).

The country has launched many social support and medical initiatives, especially over the past five years, that have targeted female breadwinners and women in general.

“Egypt, through these and other initiatives is making its way toward the new republic, with Egyptian woman taking the lead,” she said, adding they are currently living in a golden age.

On many occasions, Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi has affirmed the importance of supporting and empowering Egyptian women.

In September, El-Sisi launched Egypt’s new National Strategy for Human Rights that secures the rights of all peoples, including women and other marginalised groups.

Women have also occupied an unprecedented percentage of seats in parliament and state offices over the past five years, including heading many ministries.

In October, El-Sisi also issued a decree to appoint a total of 98 female members of the State Lawsuits Authority and the Administrative Prosecution to positions within the State Council.

This comes a few months after he announced that Egyptian women can work at the State Council and the Public Prosecution for the first time in the country’s history.

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