Senate committee for Human Rights sends social protection-related recommendations to Egypt’s gov’t


CAIRO – August 27, 2022: The Egyptian Senate’s Human Rights and Social Solidarity Committee has addressed a number of important parliamentary recommendations to the government in line with the objectives of social protection programs.

The parliamentary recommendation comes in the light of its study of the economic and social development plan for the new fiscal year 2022/2023 in the area of ​​competence of the commission.

The recommendation asks to reconsider the value of financial support in order to increase it, in order to achieve the objectives of social protection programmes.

The parliamentary committee, headed by Representative Mohamed Heiba, recommended increasing the number of beneficiaries among the elderly who receive social care and activating the work of accompanying the elderly for those who reside in their homes.

In its report, the commission stressed the importance of strengthening the partnership with the private sector by allowing it to set up incubators to compensate for the deficit allocated in the State plan during the fiscal year, which s rises to 32%.

It is also working to ensure that ration cards are directed to the neediest and most deserving families, and to strengthen inclusion efforts The financial framework and the completion of strengthened legislative frameworks, including the crowdfunding law, in a way that contributes to the economic empowerment of women.

The committee noted the importance of simplifying the procedures for obtaining integrated services cards with regard to the cost of medical examinations for persons with disabilities, while creating a unified database of the services provided to them.

The committee called for the development of an action plan to expand partnerships with civil society, improve capacity building and governance of civil labor organization, with strict control over various aspects of funding, while increasing the value of funding for civil society.

It should be noted that Law No. 2 of 2021 on the internal regulations of the Senate set the powers of the Committee on Human Rights and Social Solidarity, in particular the draft general plan for social and economic development, the rights and freedoms, national legislation and international human rights conventions. human rights, issues related to international humanitarian law and international human rights law, human rights reports of the National Human Rights Council and human rights aspects man in the reports of national councils, independent bodies and regulatory bodies.

This is in addition to complaints filed by citizens and bodies regarding human rights, as well as social solidarity, social justice and social solidarity, social security, social assistance and assistance, defense social and assistance to minors and social reintegration, child and maternity assistance, breadwinners, the elderly and women most in need of protection and family planning.

The committee also deals with the rights of disabled people and dwarfs, charitable and social associations and institutions, social planning, social research and social development (productive families – vocational training, displacement and settlement, new communities and underprivileged, work of the National Center for Social and Criminal Research, care for displaced persons, families of combatants, martyrs of the homeland, wounded and martyrs of the revolution and combatants).

In addition to the wounded, the families of soldiers who died in wartime, the victims of security operations, their spouses, children and parents, policies and legislation relating to human rights, social solidarity, family and persons with disabilities, and other issues within the competence of ministries and agencies concerned with human rights, social solidarity affairs, family and persons with disabilities.

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