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April 2022

2022 Year of Civil Society: The Ministry of Social Solidarity Launches the Community Dialogue on the Research Project “The Cost of Terrorism” in Cooperation with the Egyptian Center for Strategic Studies

In response to the Presidential mandate and in accordance with the comprehensive approach to address terrorism, the Ministry of Social Solidarity in cooperation with the Egyptian Center for Strategic Studies launched on Monday, 11 April 2022 the first event pertaining to the research project “The Cost of Terrorism” with the participation of representatives from various concerned ministries, experts, opinion leaders and researchers.

March 2022

The Minister of Foreign Affairs: Egypt is Building a New Republic That is Based on Democracy, Human Rights and Rule of Law

On March 1st, the Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry delivered a recorded speech at the High Level Segment of the 49th session of the Human Rights Council, where he stated that many developments related to the promotion of human rights and fundamental freedoms in Egypt are occurring simultaneously with the holding of the Council’s session. These developments are achieved through a genuine partnership with civil

January 2022

The Cabinet approves extending the period for reconciliation the status of Civil Society Organization for another year

Governing Civil Society Organizations in Egypt" no. 149 of 2019 to extend the deadline for reconciling the status of CSOs for another year starting from the date of expiry of the period contained in Article-2 of the NGO Law January 11, 2022, to expire on January 11, 2023, which coincides with the Egyptian President announcement that the year 2022 is the Egyptian Civil Society Year.

October 2021

The Supreme Standing Committee for Human Rights Technical Secretariat Holds a Hearing Session with Civil Society Representatives in Connection with the President’s Declaration of 2022 as the Year of Civil Society

The SSCHR TS held a hearing session on October 27 with representatives of a number of civil society organizations in connection with the President’s declaration of 2022 as the year of civil society. The session addressed the role of civil society within the framework of implementing the National Human Rights Strategy as well as the following up and evaluation of its

October 2021

The Supreme Standing Committee for Human Rights Technical Secretariat issues a Report on Egyptian Efforts to Realize the Right to Food On the Occasion of World Food Day

In light of SSCHR Technical Secretariat's (TS) keenness to issue reports on the national efforts in the field of human rights, on the occasions of celebrating the relevant international days, the TS issued a report on Egyptian efforts to realize the right to food, in both Arabic and English, on the occasion of World Food Day, October 16, 2021. The Report reviews the right to food within the framework

October 2021

The National Council for Women and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), affiliated with the World Bank Group, signed an agreement

The agreement’s purpose relates to the IFC’s technical support to develop Egypt’s performance in Women, Business and Law Report, with the aim of supporting State’s efforts to achieve economic empowerment for women, including enhancing their ability to obtain funding and increase women’s contribution in achieving Egypt’s 2030 development vision.

October 2021

A Presidential Decree Appoints 98 Women Judges in State Council

President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi issued Presidential Decree No. 446 of 2021 appointing 98 women judges in State Council, transferred from State Cases Authority and the Administrative Prosecution Authority.

October 2021

launching the second phase of the integrated services card system for persons with disabilities.

The Minister of Social Solidarity reviewed the workflow of issuing the integrated services card.

October 2021

The House of Representatives welcomes the launch of the National Human Rights Strategy

On the occasion of the opening session of the second legislative season, the House of Representatives sent a telegram to the President. The Telegram stated that "The House of Representatives welcomes and blesses the launch of the first National Strategy for Human Rights, which is based upon a number of principles, foremost among which are that: All rights and freedoms are interconnected and complementary, that Democracy and Human Rights are intertwined, and achievement of a balance