Egyptian and Arab women are at the forefront of the battle against terrorism at all intellectual, economic, and social levels, the National Council for Women (NCW) said in a press release on Tuesday.
NCW’s remarks came during its participation in a symposium on terrorism and human rights in Egypt convened on the fringe of the 34th session of the Human Rights Council, held in Geneva, the council said in a statement.
NCW reviewed the “Egyptian Women PeaceMakers” initiative’s statement, which included a suggested plan for boosting women’s contribution to fighting terrorism.
The statement expressed support to the state’s efforts, under President Abdel Fattah El Sisi, to renew the religious discourse and combat extremism, NCW said.
It also affirmed the importance of good education and eradicating all kinds of female illiteracy and urged women to honor their responsibility to bring up generations cherishing the values of peace, tolerance, non-discrimination, and acceptance of the other.