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mideast egypt elections-355873649_v2.grid-4x2Only 1.5% of young women in Egypt exercise their citizenship, according to the 2010 Egypt Human Development Report. If more women show up at the polls and participate at election time, it will be because women and especially girls are becoming more engaged day-to-day with the issues that affect them in their local communities, like their education and the well-being of their families.

In the videos below, see Hanan Baky, Communications Director at Coptic Orphans, speak as part of an expert panel at the Woman’s National Democratic Club in Washington, DC.