The National Council for Women was commission by the Egyptian President to elaborate this strategy which includes four complementary areas of action: political empowerment and the promotion of women’s leadership roles; economic empowerment, social empowerment and protection. The strategy also defines a set of specific interventions for its best application.
The strategy is based on a field study carried out by the National Center for Social & Criminological Research in 2016 in cooperation with the National Council for Women and targeting 3000 females aged 18 and over. The study also included 15 one to one interviews with actors in the women empowering field, 12 focus group discussion with males and females involved in the legal empowerment of women, and 15 case studies with women who have legal problems related to economic issues.
This platform is part of the Axis 1 "Strengthening the capacities of equality actors" of the Priority Solidarity Fund "Women for the future in the Mediterranean" funded by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and led by the European Institute of the Mediterranean, in the framework of the project “Developing Women's Empowerment” labelled by the Union for the Mediterranean.