Sunday, March 6, 2011

Million March for women

I have to start saying I do not like the annual celebration of the International Women day and I see it uncreative and quiet lame, the women rights Ngo gather with a small audience to talk about women rights, but as everything in Egypt , things are changing.


This year the women rights activists and feminists are organizing a Million March on women rights.

Many might say that this is not the right time to talk about certain sectors of the society and we should build a home land to every one women and men, I would say that yes it is time of raising the slogans of equality, justice and citizenship and acknowledge the role of women in doing so in their international day and later on in their national day in 16 of March. We should learn from the history of the feminist movement , they participate in 1919 and they were participating in post 1952 coup but then they were brutally silenced , women will not be silenced in this revolution .

Women are asking for a better Egypt for everyone, they will call for equal participation in drawing the political, constitutional and legal future fore Egypt, they confirm that they are against fundamentalism and militarization. Women will not only call for the eradication of violence against women but also for the full citizenship for the Egyptian minorities.

We will call for rights for everyone not only women

2 comments:

Cady said...

Certainly we wish you all best for this march and your goals. I don't think women should have to explain why they need to march.

Equally important, female leaders need to be at the front of the table organizing the new government. Women leaders are needed at the top tier.

Negotiations for new structures have been going on since January. I am curious as to which women have been at the big table with the 'grown ups' and would like to hear more about them.

Cady said...

Certainly we wish you all best wishes for this march and your goals. I don't think women should have to explain why they need to march.

Equally important, female leaders need to be at the front of the table organizing the new government. Women leaders are needed at the top tier of the new government.

Negotiations for new structures have been going on since January. I am curious as to which women have been at the big table with the 'grown ups' and would like to hear more about them.