ECWR Thanks the Egyptian Presidency Office

(Cairo March 23rd, 2017) ECWR would like to thank the Egyptian presidency office for its response to ECWR’s demands of the infrastructure of the early childhood services. ECWR has previously prepared an important research paper on the Labor laws. Through this paper, ECWR has emphasized that among the challenges facing working women is the lack of early childhood services such as nurseries for children which increases the load on working women.

During the Mother’s Day ceremony, The Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi asked the government to allocate 250 million Egyptian pounds for the Ministry of Social Solidarity to provide early childhood services. This will help Egyptian Mothers to join the labor force and hence contribute to the development of the country.

ECWR would like to stress on the following:

  • Unifying the conditions of accepting the children in nurseries, including the entry age to start from 4 months, once maternity leave of the working women ends.
  • Insuring the price affordability of nurseries and to be supported by the government to include all the elements of safety, hygiene and good education for children.
  • Insuring a close distance between the nurseries and the workplaces such as the ministries and governmental bodies.
  • Insuring that the working hours of the nurseries match the working hours of the women, as it is not realistic for the nurseries to close at 2:00 PM and many women finish their work at 04:00 PM.
  • Insuring the organization of the nurseries and the quality of the services they provide including summer, sport, and cultural activities.
  • Paying more attention to the development of youth centers, public libraries and science clubs.
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