Remarks on Women Rights in North Africa and the Middle East
Secretary of State
And for our part, we are supporting on the ground efforts to increase women's participation in political process. In Egypt, we have seen steps both forwards and backwards: women played an absolutely critical role in carrying out Egypt's revolution. And yet Egypt's constitutional committee does not have a single female member. When women marched to celebrate International Women's Day, they were harassed and abused. As one woman put it, the men were keen for me to be here when we demanding that Mubarak should go, but now that he has gone, they want me to go home.