NCW to boost electoral awareness for women in Egypt
Mervat Al-Tallawy - YOUM7 (Archive)
By DALIA FAROUK

CAIRO: The National Council for Women (NCW) released a statement on its official website Tuesday about its training program entitled “The Woman Voter.”

The program aims to raise women’s awareness on the importance of the voting process and participation in elections.

“The Council has designed several awareness programs for women since 2012,” NCW Head Mervat al-Talawy told The Cairo Post Tuesday.

She added that the council held 105 seminars in 2013, and NCW is concentrating on preparing women for the next elections.

NCW will train women on how to choose the suitable nominee in order to enhance democratic values and benefit all of society, she added.

The program is expected to last from April 5 to June 15, and will begin with workshops in Alexandria and Port Said, for two days in each governorate.

Talawy also said that the NCW aims to train women to have a place in the 13,000 local council seats and appropriate representation in the parliament, with about 25 percent of its seats.

Each workshop will include more than 70 women, and will teach them the value of participating in political life and the importance of their role.

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