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From Egypt Independent: Women’s council offended over female representation on assembly

With female members making up six percent of the body that will draft Egypt's new constitution, The National Council for Women on Wednesday called the poor representation “extremely offensive” in a statement.

Council head Mervat al-Talawy said in the statement that the percentage of females appointed to the assembly does not in any way reflect women’s role in society. The statement stressed that the constitution is for all Egyptians, not exclusively the majority party

(For more please see: http://www.egyptindependent.com/node/738836)

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