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International Women’s Day 2022

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The world celebrates International Women's Day, which falls on the eighth of March of each year, including the celebration of women, their struggle and sacrifices.

A Brief History of International Women's Day

1- The celebration of this occasion dates back to the holding of the first conference of the International Women’s Democratic Federation, which was held in Paris 1945.

2- Some researchers suggest that the historical background of the celebration dates back to the women’s strikes in the United States of America a century and a half ago.

3- In 1856, thousands of women took to the streets of New York City to protest against the inhumane conditions at work.

4- On March 8, 1908, thousands of textile workers demonstrated in the streets of New York carrying pieces of bread and bouquets of flowers.

5- The Bread and Roses demonstrations on March 8 marked the beginning of an enthusiastic feminist movement within the United States.

6- The celebration of March 8 of each year began as American Women's Day in memory of the New York demonstrations of 1908.

7- In 1977, most countries in the world chose March 8 as the date for the celebration of women, turning it into International Women's Day.

8- In some countries, such as China, Russia and Cuba, women get leave on this day.

United Nations

On International Women’s Day 2022, the United Nations celebrates the theme “Gender Equality Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow”, recognizing the various contributions of women and girls around the world who lead the task of adapting, mitigating and responding to climate change to build A more sustainable future for all.

Achieving sustainable development and consolidating gender equality

According to the United Nations, promoting gender equality in the climate crisis and disaster risk reduction is one of the biggest global challenges we face in the twenty-first century.

Women are more vulnerable to the effects of climate change than men, they make up the majority of the world's poor and are more dependent on natural resources that are particularly threatened by climate change.

Achieving sustainable development and equality if we want to achieve sustainable development and consolidate gender equality, as we cannot enjoy a sustainable or equal future without achieving gender equality.

First Lady greets Egyptian women on International Women's Day

Egypt’s First Lady Entissar El Sisi praised Egyptian women on Tuesday 8-3-2022, marking International Women’s Day.

On her official account on Facebook, First Lady wrote: “On International Women’s Day, I salute all the women of Egypt with a greeting of pride and appreciation. Throughout history, the Egyptian woman has been the maker of the glory of the nation, which derives its greatness from her genius, as a loving mother, a faithful wife, a virtuous sister, and a daughter that fills life with joy and happiness.”

She added saying: “A salute to the great women and girls of Egypt, for with them and their sacrifices, the great Egypt will always live.”

Celebrating the Egyptian Women’s Day, under the theme “Egyptian Women … the Icon of Success”

Egypt’s First Lady Entissar El Sisi witnessed a celebration held on Tuesday 8-3-2022, marking the Egyptian Women's Day under the theme of “Egyptian women … the Icon of Success.”

During the celebration, the First Lady said that Egyptian women have assumed key positions that were not allowed for them previously, highlighting the due attention given by President Abdel Fattah El Sisi to the status of the Egyptian women and his appreciation of their role in the society.

She noted that women empowerment is not only limited to equality in assuming posts, but also extended to helping them perform tasks with efficiency.

She added that the State is keen to support women and preserve their rights by launching many initiatives including those of "Decent Life" and "early detection of health problems", among many others.

She, also, expressed her appreciation for all women around the world, and most particularly for Egyptian women, calling on young women to hold on to their dreams until they achieve them. 

The UNFPA Egypt and NCW announced the launch of “Noura” and “Dawwie” initiatives under the auspices of the First Lady Entissar El Sisi

NCW, headed by Dr Maya, and its members expressed their huge gratitude and appreciation to Egypt’s First Lady Entissar El-Sisi for sponsoring “Dawwie” and “Noura” initiatives that were launched by the council to empower Egyptian girls as part of the national project to support Egyptian families in the Decent Life project, which is a major national project (Hayah Karima) that was initiated experimentally in 2019 by President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi and its first phase was officially launched in July 2021.

The project aims to improve standards of living, infrastructure, and basic services including health care across the countryside.

The project covers 4,658 villages across the country, which is home to 58 % of Egypt’s population (about 102 million people), with an estimated budget of EGP 700 billion (about $44.6 billion).

The project’s first phase, is due to be completed by the end of the 2021-22 fiscal year, with a budget of about at EGP 250 billion, covering 1,500 villages

The UNFPA added in its statement, thanking Entissar El-Sisi, that “UNFPA is proud of her Excellency’s endorsement of ‘Noura’, which prioritizes building girls’ health and social assets as well as their educational skills and empowers them economically to achieve a better future for themselves and for Egypt.”

NCW also announced that the Dawwie initiative aims to empower girls in Egypt and was launched in partnership with UNICEF, The National Council for Childhood & Motherhood in addition to the ministries of education, health, youth and sports, telecommunication and social solidarity.

Egypt's First Lady Entissar El Sisi expressed her pleasure at the launch of "Noura" and "Dawwie" initiatives to empower Egyptian girls, saying: "I would like to express my pleasure at launching "Noura" and "Dawwie" initiatives to empower Egyptian girls, as part of our national project for developing the Egyptian family, especially in the villages covered by the presidential 'Decent Life' initiative."

She added that, "Egyptian girls are the makers of future leaders; therefore, investing in them is an investment for building the future."

She also asserted her commitment to helping every Egyptian girl enjoy her rights and improve her skills as an essential step towards achieving hoped-for development in Egypt.

First Lady honors inspiring Egyptian women icons

First Lady Entissar El Sisi honored on Tuesday 8-3-2022 a number of inspiring Egyptian women icons as part of the activities of the celebration of the Egyptian Women Day.

The honoring included the late religious preacher and charity pioneer Dr. Abla el-Kahlawi, the Executive Director of Al Nas Hospital Anisa Hassouna, member of the board of trustees of Baheya Hospital Laila Hany Salem and the late charity figure Ola Lotfi Ghabbour.

The honoring, also, included:

- Actress Rajaa Hussein,

- Journalist Dr. Fatima Sayed Ahmed,

- Diana Saad Gerges, founder of the initiative to integrate people with special needs into the artistic and cultural scene in Egypt,

- The great director, Inaam Muhammad Ali,

- The media figure, Suhair Shalaby,

- Mrs. Tahani Ezzat Attia, President of the Little Angel Association,

-  Actress Ferdous Abdel Hamid,

- Mrs. Faten Salah El-Din Hassan, one of the role models for successful girls from Upper Egypt,

- The table tennis player Hana Ayman Gouda, who is the first Egyptian player to top the world rankings for women under 15 years old,

- Mrs. Soheir Abdel Qader Mustafa, Secretary General of the Children's Film Festival,

- Dr. Zainab Sami Ali, Coordinator of the Good Life Foundation, Gharbia Governorate,

- Actress Safaa Abu Al-Saud,

- Journalist Sakina Fouad,

- Actress Nelly.



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