It is common to hear stories from Egyptian women in their twenties, thirties and forties about the many arranged marriage attempts each of them have been through. Yes, there are arranged marriages where it all ends happily ever after, but there seem to be many heartbreaking tales.
The U.S. Embassy in Cairo, specifically cultural attaché Michael Hankey and his team, "get it." In this time of uncertainty and change, they have developed an innovative program that delivers something young Egyptian women want: a platform to leverage their own voices.
The constitution will be the key guarantor of women and minority rights in a future Egypt. It is essential that the group drafting the document reflect the diversity of Egypt's many political, social, cultural, and gender views.