Egyptian Head of National Council for Women (NCW) Maya Morsi asserted Egypt’s commitment to resuming strenuous efforts to empower women and girls and achieve equality in the different domains of innovation, technological development and education in the digital era.
Morsi, who heads Egypt’s delegation to the 67th round of the UN Commission on the Status of Women, said that Egypt joins Sierra Leon and Iraq in the statements they presented on behalf of the African group and the Arab group.
Egypt achieved a tangible progress in the field of innovation, technological development and education in the digital era for achieving equality between genders and empowering all women and girls, Morsi said in Egypt’s word during the general discussion of the 67th round of the UN Commission on the Status of Women.
The national strategy for empower the Egyptian women 2030 sheds light on the importance of digitization, technology, innovation and financial comprehensiveness since 2017, she said.
Egypt has programs and initiatives to encourage the women to get involved in the fields of information technology, communication, technological sciences, engineering and mathematics, she added.
Efforts should be intensified to stand against the Cyber violence against women and girls (cyber VAWG) that results from the use of means of information technology and communication to improve the ways to protection and prevention on all the platforms that allow this kind of violence, she said.