The National Council for Women (NCW) launched on Tuesday the first women-related policy tracker on responsive measures taken by the state during the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.
The tracker is designed to monitor the policies and measures taken by the Egyptian government to respond to the needs of women. The policy tracker report comes as part of Egypt’s efforts to contain the spread of the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, with an analysis of the period from 14 March to 6 April.
NCW President Maya Morsy confirmed that the report monitors all policies and procedures taken by the authorities.
Morsy said, “It can be used as a reference by decision-makers for more collaborative vision on means of moving forward, as well as documenting the coordinated efforts of the government and reflecting on those policies with supporting programmes.”
Morsy also said that the government’s efforts fall in line with President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi’s directions during a meeting celebrating Egyptian Women’s Day that was held on 22 March.
“In particular, the government was keen on mainstreaming and integrating Egyptian women in all decision making process and implementing programmes, to ensure their protection from all social, economic and psychological repercussions of the emerging virus,” she added.
Morsy said that the NCW has presented the government with a policy paper responding to the proposed needs of women in tackling the coronavirus. She noted that it will work with government partners to support the development and implementation of mitigation policies to ensure the protection of women and girls.