The National Council for Human Rights (NCHR)inaugurated this morning the fifteenth Forum for Human Rights for the year 2023 at the headquarters of NCHR in the presence of Minister Nevin Al-Qabbaj, Minister of Social Solidarity, Mr. Tariq Radwan, Chairman of the Human Rights Committee in the House of Representatives, and Dr. Talaat Abdel-Qawi, President of the General Federation of Associations.
The forum was inaugurated by Ambassador Moushira Khattab, NCHR President, who emphasized that this forum is one of the most important events that NCHR has been keen to organize annually since its inception. President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, who took it upon himself to support the emerging human rights march, which requires the solidarity of all state agencies in a real, effective and transparent partnership with civil society organizations that play a pivotal role in spreading the culture of human rights and monitoring and monitoring implementation.
Khattab also stressed the importance of the forum as it is an opportunity to evaluate the achievements of the year of civil society and build on them and deal seriously and transparently with the challenges.
While Minister Nevin Al-Qabbaj stated that the various efforts and programs of the Ministry represent the main axes of human rights, such as the right of children to protection from all forms of neglect, abuse, violence and exploitation, and to alternative family care, and the right of people with disabilities to rehabilitation and integration into society, and the right of the elderly to social, insurance and health care, and the right of poor and vulnerable families to integrated social protection, including cash support, safe housing, utilities, food support, and health insurance, and a right that includes female genital mutilation, early marriage, human trafficking, and other social and economic rights adopted by the Ministry.
While Dr. Talaat Abdel-Qawi, President of the General Federation of NGOs, expressed the importance of the role of NGOs in the National Strategy for Human Rights, launched by President Abdel-Fattah El-Sissi in 2022 as the year for civil society institutions is a clear message for action and encouragement of NGOs, and that the year 2023 is to continue implementing current projects.
Professor Tariq Radwan, Chairman of the Human Rights Committee in the House of Representatives, explained that civil society has played a major and active role in serving comprehensive development in its economic, social, political and cultural aspects in light of the positive transformations that have taken place with the reform of civil work legislation and the adoption of the National Strategy for Human Rights.