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Sisi, his spouse attend celebration for honoring Egyptian woman, ideal mother

Saturday، 30 March 2019 - 01:32 PM

President Abdel Fattah El Sisi and his spouse Entissar El Sisi attended on Saturday a celebration held at Al Manara International Conference Center in New Cairo neighborhood to honor Egyptian women and ideal mothers.

The ceremony is organized by the ministries of Social Solidarity and Planning in addition to the National Council for Women.

Attending the celebration are Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli, Defense Minister Mohamed Zaki, Social Solidarity Minister Ghada Wali and Planning Minister Hala el Saaed along with ministers and senior officials.

Upon their arrival at the venue of the celebration, President Sisi and his spouse posed for a photo-op with the ministers of social solidarity and planning along with 42 women who will be honored during the celebration.

At the beginning of the celebration, a documentary called "story of homeland" was screened to shed light on the struggle of the Egyptian woman since 1919 Revolution during which a number of women sacrificed their lives for the sake of the nation.

The documentary featured the formation of the women's committee for popular resistance in 1951 which was formed under Egyptian activist Doria Shafiq to support struggle against the British occupation of Egypt.

The documentary highlighted that the Egyptian women were granted the right to run for parliamentary elections for the first time in 1956.

The documentary screened during today's celebration for honoring Egyptian women and ideal mothers showed that in 1973, thousands of female volunteers were enlisted in the Egyptian army, underlining that Aisha Rateb was Egypt's first female ambassador in 1979.

The documentary highlighted the establishment of the National Council for women in 2000.

It also shed light on Fayza Abul Naga who was appointed as Presidential Adviser for National Security Affairs for the first time in Egypt's history for a woman to assume such post.

Women are currently representing nearly 25% of the Cabinet and holding 15% of parliamentary seats.

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