Egyptian Minister of Justice Omar Marwan
CAIRO – October 19, 2021: Egyptian Justice Minister Omar Marwan said on Tuesday that President Abdel Fattah El Sisi is the biggest supporter of Egyptian women.
“President Sisi has always been keen to guarantee Egyptian women their full constitutional rights,” said Marwan, adding that Egyptian women were empowered to work as judges in the Council of State for the first time thanks to the relevant directives of Sissi.
The minister made the remarks at a ceremony on Tuesday in honor of 98 women judges newly appointed to the Council of State after being sworn in earlier today.
The ceremony took place in the presence of the Minister of Social Solidarity Nevine el Qabbag, as well as the president of the National Prosecution Authority Hussein Mostafa, the head of the Administrative Prosecution Authority Ezzat Abu Zeid, the president of the Union journalists Diaa Rashwan, the president of the National Council of Women. Maya Morsy, head of the National Human Rights Council Moshira Khattab, and executive director of the Rascha Ragheb National Training Academy.
A number of women judges arrived at the Egyptian Council of State on Tuesday morning to take the oath, to be the first group of women on the council.
In March, a decision was made to appoint a number of women judges were appointed to the Council of State and the prosecution for the first time, in accordance with instructions from President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, and in accordance with the country’s plan to to enable women to access different positions.
On June 3, the Egyptian Supreme Council of Judicial Organs took the landmark decision to approve the appointments of women as judges and prosecutors in the administrative judiciary.
The appointed women judges will occupy a post of (delegate) or a post of (assistant) to the Council.
Before taking the oath, the women judges expressed their joy at what they considered to be a great historical incident.
“The Council of State is the bulwark of rights and freedoms … we swear that we live up to our responsibilities and preserve the rights of Egyptian citizens,” Councilor Iman Sharif said before taking the oath.
For councilor Hind Ahmed, she said “it is a great day for us to be the first group of women members of the council, which was established in 1946, and we hope to be a good addition to the council .. the appointment is a victory for Egyptian women.