Minister of Social Solidarity, Ghada Waly, said that her ministry is keen on supporting and empowering Egyptian women at all levels, starting by economic empowerment through to the provision of thousands of jobs and projects–mainly Mastoura projects which facilitated the establishment of more than 17,000 projects.
This is in addition to supporting women to benefit from the Takaful and Karama programme, where the percentage of women benefiting from it exceeded 88% of the total beneficiaries of the programme. Furthermore, the ministry has established centres to host battered women who are exposed to any kind of violence.
She mentioned that the hosting centres are among the most important means of the ministry of social solidarity to protect women who are victims of violence, through the provision of housing, care and rehabilitation shelters.
The minister highlighted that in Egypt there are eight housing centres located in Cairo; Giza; Qaliubiya; Daqahleya; Alexandria; Minya; Beni Suef, and Fayoum.