👩🇪🇬 The Egyptian government has strong will to empower women in all fields and sectors in accordance with the prudent leadership of president ElSisi. This can be seen in the record representation of women in the cabinet of Egypt (with 6 women as ministers) and with the highest representations of women in the Egyptian parliament (house of representatives).
👑🇪🇬 This comes as a natural consequence of the leadership roles women have played in Egyptian culture and history. For instance, the first woman to lead a nation in the history of humanity was Queen Hatshepsut (an Egyptian Pharaoh of ancient Egypt). This can also be seen in line with the leadership role women played in the Egyptian revolutions of 2011 and 2013 against dictatorship, extremism, corruption and against theocracy. The Egyptian women were in the front lines of the demonstrations chanting slogans and songs for the Egyptian citizens to repeat after them. The Egyptian women were also the main driving force to get the Egyptian families on the streets asking for freedom, and at the polling stations to vote for their future.
🏆 Another important leap in this empowerment was the declaration of the previous year as the official year of women in Egypt. This was announced by president ElSisi of Egypt in 2016, who ordered the government to direct all resources and national awareness towards the empowerment and respect of youth and women in society. This led to multiple youth forums in Egypt which were organised by a large force of young Egyptian women and entrepreneurs.
A snippet from the World Youth Forum organised in Egypt, November 2017
🏅👩 The videos below (in the Egyptian language), sponsored by Orange Egypt, show the great examples of successful Egyptian women in business, sports and entrepreneurship …
The owners of the Okhtein (Two sisters) Egyptian fashion brand
The top player of the world in the sport of Squash
One of the top countries in the world in synchronised swimming
👩🏅🏆 The message to the women of Egypt, and especially the youth, is to follow their dreams and to never stop doing that! All of the Egyptian government, the Egyptian houses and financial institutions stand behind the Egyptian women in support of all their projects and dreams! Orange also did a campaign with a nice song “Helmak” (means “your dream” in the Egyptian language) and the “behind you in all that matters [to you]” campaign. Thank you Orange Egypt! 👍 💖
The Helmak song
The “behind you in your dreams” campaign by Orange Egypt