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29/02/201211:46There are deliberate attempts to disparage the National Council for Women, Farkhonda Hassan, former secretary general of the council said in an interview with London-based Asharq al-Awsat published Monday. Hassan said she rejects accusations that the council has devastated Egyptian families by the laws it has helped pass, saying its critics aim to tarnish the image of Suzanne Mubarak, former first lady and the head of the council.
The Egyptian National Council for Women used to be headed by the Suzanne Mubarak, wife of the former despot and president, Hosni Mubarak. The council was formed and run by members of the dispersed National Democratic Party of Mubarak, thus a demand has been filed that the council be dissolved and a new one established. The complainers want a new body that ‘truly represents Egyptian women and seeks to empower them.’