CAIRO: The National Council for Childhood and Motherhood met on Wednesday with the mother of Zeina, the girl who was murdered after attempted rape in Port Said. Azza El-Ashmawy, council secretary-general, said she gave Zeina’s mother the shield of the council and the title of “Ambassador for Children in Danger.”
El-Ashmawy said the council did this because it believes in the importance of supporting Zeina’s mother and helping her through her ordeal, which also affected the greater society.
The secretary-general said the council is interested in providing support to Zeina’s mother in order to help her interact in society as a volunteer in the field of children’s rights, particularly because she had a personal experience that allows her to advocate for children.
El-Ashmawy disclosed that the council is coordinating with all related bodies including the presidency, attorney general and media to defend the rights of Zeina and other children exposed to danger.
Rime Abu Eid, who is leading a popular campaign calling for the execution of the murderers of Zeina, has demanded the president help to re-prosecute Zeina’s murderers and deter whoever intends to commit a similar crime.
Originally published in Youm7.