The Minister of National Solidarity, Family and Women’s Issues, Kaoutar Krikou, announced, today, Wednesday in Algiers, the launch of a Guide for women’s Social Security, which serves as a unified digital window for the various social arrangements to take care of women’s concerns, especially those in a difficult situation.
The Minister of Solidarity, who was accompanied by the Minister of Mujahideen or war veterans and Rights holders, Laïd Rebigua, chaired a meeting on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, in the presence of a number of government members and advisors to the President of the Republic, said that the guide is an “extra building block” to the mechanisms and measures adopted in this framework by the National Solidarity Sector in coordination with most of the relevant sectors and civil society actors.
During this meeting, which was also attended by representatives of several sectors, national bodies and female war veterans, the Minister evoked some of the measures taken within the framework of the processes of the taking in charge and the social integration of vulnerable groups in society, such as women and girls in a difficult situation, with the contribution of cells and listening spaces affiliated with the National Solidarity Sector.
Meanwhile, Ms. Kriko indicated that Algerian women are considered an “example of steadfastness and sacrifice” through various historical stages, especially during the colonial era.
The Minister recalled the national policies adopted in the field of women’s protection and promotion and the gains they achieved, especially after the recent constitutional amendment, under the leadership of the President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune.
Ms. Krikou also highlighted “the close link between protecting women, promoting their rights and empowering them economically,” noting the measures taken to give them opportunities to enter the labor market through various support programs in the field of entrepreneurship to enable them to contribute to national production.
For his part, Mr. Rebigua emphasized the role of women in building the new Algeria and achieving gains, recalling the huge sacrifices of Algeria’s valiant women during the glorious liberation revolution, along with their male brothers.
In this context, the Minister referred to the suffering of women during the colonial era, recalling that “our glorious history records with pride the struggle of Algerian women” and that “the colonizer’s record is full of massacres and crimes against them.”
For his part, the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Algeria, Alejandro Alvarez, hailed Algeria’s efforts in promoting and supporting the woman and the family, and the legal arsenal aimed at ensuring the prevention and protection of women from all forms of violence, reiterating the commitment of the United Nations to “support” Algeria’s efforts in this field.
During this meeting, which took place under the slogan “Algerian Women… History, Gains and Aspirations”, a documentary film was shown on the path of Algerian women from the era of the victorious liberation revolution to the era of construction.
At the conclusion of the meeting, the organizers announced that “the Bureau of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean distributed parliamentary prizes for the Mediterranean for 2021, during the period from 18 to 20 November, and the sector of national solidarity, family and women’s issues was awarded the first prize for the initiatives and efforts made during the Corona Pandemic (Covid-19).