Egyptian women were instrumental in overthrowing the repressive regime of President Hosni Mubarak in early 2011. Hopes were raised that women could start to enjoy equal rights with men - as long documented on paper in Egypt's Constitutions.
Yet these hopes have not been fulfilled. Recent video footage has captured the Egyptian military's brutal assault of a female protester who was dragged, clothes stripped back to show her underwear, beaten and kicked until she appeared unconscious - raising even more concerns of systematic discrimination and violence against women in Egypt.
Women are still being largely excluded from taking part in shaping their country's future. Their full and equal participation must be allowed as national elections continue into 2012.Women must be on an equal footing with men as the country enters a new era.
Send an email to Egyptian Prime Minister Kamal al-Ganzouri, calling on him to ensure that:
- Human rights, non-discrimination and equality are at the heart of reforms
- Women can vote and run for public office without facing restrictions, harassment or coercion
- Women can play an active role in forming government policy and reforms.
- Letters can be sent by post to:
Prime Minister Kamal al-Ganzouri
Magles El Shaab St.
Kasr Al Aini St.
You can send a message online to Kamal al-Ganzouri here: