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Planning: Establishing equal opportunity units in the agencies affiliated with the Ministry of Planning

Dr. Hala Al-Saeed, Minister of Planning and Economic Development, said that equal opportunities between men and women units have been established in the Ministry’s agencies, namely the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics, the National Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development, the National Planning Institute and the Demographic Center, in order to be entrusted with achieving equal opportunities for all From men and women within the work environment.


Al-Saeed pointed to the reasons for the equal opportunity units, which are represented in the necessity of an institutional framework concerned with following up the implementation of equal opportunities based on the sustainable development strategy and the fifth UN goal on the need for gender equality, in addition to Egypt's targeting of non-discrimination between men and women in all related economic, social and political fields. Egypt Vision 2030, the strategy for empowering women, and many articles stipulated in the Egyptian Constitution of 2014.


For her part, Dr. Shaima Siraj, Director of the Equal Opportunities Unit at the Ministry of Planning, affirmed that in light of the Minister of Planning's decision to establish the Equal Opportunities Unit between Men and Women in the Ministry; Coordination and cooperation will take place between that unit and other units that have been established in the subordinate authorities, indicating that the next stage will witness taking steps towards simulating the central unit model at the Ministry of Planning and Economic Development in various subordinate bodies within the framework of work to achieve the fifth goal of the sustainable development goals on equality. Gender and the empowerment of all women and girls, and in light of Egypt's 2030 vision.


It includes the tasks assigned to equal opportunity units in the entities affiliated with the ministry, which were established according to decisions made by the heads and directors of these bodies; Preparing databases on the employees of the Ministry and its affiliated agencies, classifying them according to gender and analyzing them, enumerating and studying the problems that any of the workers are exposed to as a result of gender discrimination, and proposing solutions to the problems referred to, in addition to documenting data, information, studies and research that reflect the reality of working women, and working on women's access On her rights in the field of training, entertainment and educational programs, as well as working to empower women to reconcile family duties with work requirements.