Egypt is 1st country preserves women’s rights amid pandemic: NCW President

SourceEgypt Today
SectorEconomy
CountryEgypt

President of National council of Women Maya Morsy - official facebook page   CAIRO – 8 April 2021:  Egypt was the first country worldwide that issued a policy paper on preserving women’s rights during the coronavirus pandemic, says head of the National Council of Women (NCW) Maya Morsy on Thursday.   Coronavirus pandemic could eradicate all efforts exerted in achieving gender equality, said Morsy in her speech at a human rights conference titled “Building a Post-Pandemic World...A Comprehensive Approach to Human Rights” and organized by the Egyptian Center for Strategic Studies (ECSS).   She added that the measures of full lockdown due to coronavirus increased domestic violence against women, saying “7 percent of Egyptian wives revealed that they exposed to husband violence physically and verbally during the pandemic.”   Morsy added that Egyptian women doctors constitute 42.4 percent of the medical staff, while female nurses form 91 percent of nursing personnel.   She mentioned ...read more...