The National Council for Women was established by a Presidential Decree No. 90 of the year 2000, as an independent institution that reports directly to the president. The Council aims at the advancement of the Egyptian women and achieves their effective participation in their country’s development process through the proposition of plans and policies that are designed to be integrated in the state’s plan for social and economic development and follow-up their implementation and evaluation. The Council shall also review various legislations and propose amendments where any trace or hint of discrimination against women is to be found. Furthermore, the council officially represents Egyptian women in all international forums.