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Egypt’s Christian, Muslim institutions join efforts to advance women’s issues

With the objective of raising awareness about women's issues, the National Council for Women launched a campaign in which Muslim female preachers and Christian nuns reach out to women and families throughout Egypt.

CAIRO — Muslim female preachers and Christian nuns attended an awareness course at Assiut University on Sept. 13-14. This came as part of the training they have been receiving in the Door to Door campaign, led by Egypt's National Council for Women, in cooperation with the Ministry of Religious Endowments and the Egyptian Coptic Orthodox Church to promote Egyptian women’s issues.

The head of Egypt's National Council for Women, Maya Morsi, said during a press conference at the ministry’s headquarters Sept. 7 that the Door to Door campaign reached 1 million Egyptian women, adding that "a lot of the problems women suffered from were resolved."

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