Constitutional amendments 'fairer' to women: Council for Women, Egypt

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Constitutional amendments 'fairer' to women: Council for Women, Egypt

Egypt's National Council for Women (NCW) said in a statement issued Wednesday that new amendments under-discussion to the currently suspended 2012 constitution are "fairer" to women.

The Fundamental Principles subcommittee of the 50-member constitution amending body agreed to suggestions filed by NCW head Mervat El-Tallawy, who also sits on the committee, the statement said.

These suggestions included "obliging the state to guarantee full equality between men and women in all fields and fair representation of women in elected bodies."

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