IWF Egypt member Maya Morsy is leading progressive steps for women within the Egyptian political process through her work with the National Council for Women (NCW) in Egypt.
NCW is training women to participate in upcoming local elections for local city councils and encouraging women to run for election. Their slogan, “prove your strength, you are entitled to a quarter your local council.” Is part of their strategy that has organized 82 meetings in 140 villages.
The Egypt Independent reports that NCW helped over 60,000 women gain the national ID cards that enable them to participate as voters.
Morsy expects women to take 35 percent of the seats on local councils in the upcoming elections.
Read more at the Egypt Independent here.
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