What will the Egyptian elections mean for women?

Image Courtesy: Veterans Today

For the first time in the 5000 years of their recorded history, Egyptians are heading to the polls to decide for themselves who will be their President.

The election will decide who will take over from the military rule in place since the demise of the Mubarak regime in the wake of the so-called Arab Spring.
With 13 Candidates it seems there’s plenty of choice – but is there? And what difference will the election make for the women of Egypt?
Catherine Zengerer speaks with Ida Lichter – Author of Muslim Women Reformers and Michael Hayworth – Crisis campaign Co-ordinator at Amnesty International
[audio https://czengerer.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/wwegypt-elections.mp3]
This story first appeared on The Wire

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