Women Policy Tracker on Responsive Policies and Programs During the New COVID-19 Pandemic

Authored by: National Council of Women in Egypt

Categories: Global Public Health
Sub-Categories: COVID-19, Democratization and Political Participation, Economic Participation, Human Development, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV)
Country: Egypt
Region: Middle East and North Africa
Year: 2020
Citation: “Women Policy Tracker on Responsive Policies and Programs During the New COVID-19 Pandemic.” National Council of Women in Egypt, April 7, 2020.

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Executive Summary

The Egyptian government started to take stringent procedures and measures to contain and prevent the spread of COVID-19 according to the pace of its spread, while considering all segments needs and women in specific during the execution of those measures. The government was particularly keen to integrate & mainstream all the needs of Egyptian women into the entire decision-making process needed and the implementation of programs in order to ensure women’s empowerment & protection against the socio-economic and psychological repercussions of the new COVID-19 pandemic.

Since the National Council for Women is the national machinery concerned with proposing the government public policy on women’s development pursuant to Law No. 30 of 2018, NCW has prepared a policy paper regarding Egypt’s rapid response to women’s situation during COVID-19 outbreak, which includes an analysis of the status quo. In this paper, NCW has presented a number of proposed response measures, whether immediate or middle-term responses, for concerned all line ministries & government institutions.