Women Ignored in Egypt's Political Transition

(Media Line-Jerusalem Post) Joseph Mayton - "We were at the front of the protests, getting beaten and supporting the future of Egypt," recalls Heba, 23. But now, she says, "Women are not being heard from." The role of women in Egypt's transitional government has been very limited, and no women were included on the committee that drafted Egypt's transitional constitutional declaration. The new elections law does away with the Mubarak-era quota, which allocated 64 seats in parliament for women.

2011-11-15 00:00:00

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