The National Strategy for combating all forms of Discrimination against Women is an initial step to achieve a real change. It is the crowning of hard work undertaken for the mobilization and coordination of efforts, considering that Egypt is legally bound in this particular field of violence, being a violation of human rights, by the international conventions and covenants it has signed at the forefront of which is the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, in as far as these rights are compatible with the values and norms of the Egyptian people.
This strategy responds to the actual needs of the Egyptian society; it takes into consideration the diverse cultures as well as the socio economic circumstances of the different provinces of the country. To attain this goal, the National Strategy has been prepared based on partnership. Both governmental and non governmental agencies concerned with this Strategy joined efforts in drawing its action plans determining the role and responsibilities of each partner. The Strategy takes into account the human and financial resources available. It also has a time line for its full execution, as well as a monitoring and evaluation mechanism. It presents some proposals and recommendations for developing the procedures to communicate cases of violence as well as a mechanism for collecting data on acts of violence.
Source of Information
The National Council for Women