Intissar El-Sisi: Egypt made unprecedented leap in gender equality, women empowerment

MENA , Friday 12 Mar 2021

Intissar El-Sisi, spouse of President Abdel Fattah El Sisi, said that Egypt made an unprecedented leap in the field of women empowerment and gender equality, thanks to the political leadership's strong support to women issues.

Mrs El-Sisi's remarks came during her participation Thursday in a celebration organized via video-conference in Morocco by the Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) to declare 2021 as the year of women.

Despite this progress, the president's spouse called for facing several challenges hindering the full empowerment of women in Islamic communities, noting that many women in different world countries are still suffering from exclusion, marginalization, and violence.

In this regard, the president's wife explained that Egypt's 2014 constitution included more than 20 articles on women's rights in various aspects of life, in addition to proclaiming 2017 as the year of women.

She went on to say that Egypt launched the 2030 National Women's Empowerment Strategy, which was approved by President Sisi as a road map to implement all programs and activities aimed at enabling Egyptian women at the political, economic and social levels.

She stressed that President Sisi was the main supporter of increasing women's representation proportion to 27% in the Egyptian House of Representatives and the Senate, as well as allowing them to assume leading posts in different state institutions.

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