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Egyptian women launch 'One Girl is Worth 100' campaign

Rania Ayman, a founding member of the campaign "One Girl is Worth 100," speaks to Al-Monitor about women who struggle to make a living in jobs traditionally limited to men.
A worker checks Egypt's first tablet computer "Inar" in Benha May 18, 2013. Egypt has produced its very first tablet computer "Inar", part of a national project to distribute the device to students in schools and universities around the country. The Ministry of Military Production in collaboration with the Ministry of Communications presented the scheme last year to Benha Electronics Company known as 'Katron' to manufacture the tablet. Picture taken May 18, 2013.    REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany (EGYPT - Tag
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CAIRO — She didn't know it would be so hard. Rania Ayman wandered around Cairo’s streets and alleys, seeking out the right women. Once she found people with the qualities she sought, she had to convince each one to record the story of her struggle, to set an example of resolution and determination.

Ayman is a founding member of "One Girl is Worth 100," a project undertaken by a group of female activists who shed light on the struggles of women with onerous or hazardous jobs. The group's objective is to affirm that these jobs are not limited to men and that there are some women who are much more successful than men. 

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