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Egyptian women still see little progress from revolt

Published 09/27/2011, McClatchy Newspapers / MCT

Egyptian women have been voting, in mostly rigged elections, since 1956. But the revolution that ended Hosni Mubarak's 30-year dictatorship has done little for women's rights in the Arab world's most populous country. With parliamentary elections just two months away, the outlook for women candidates is so dismal that Egyptian women activists are shelving dreams of leadership and progressive new laws because they fear they'll be too busy guarding their few hard-won gains of recent years.

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