Egypt’s Justice Minister Ahmed al-Zend has announced the allocation of special circles within courts of law which will focus on lawsuits involving violence against women.
The minister, speaking during an Arab women's conference on Sunday, said the measure, which he labelled “a present to Egyptian women”, is designed to ensure that women “get their rights as quickly as possible.”
Egypt’s National Council for Women says that out of every 100 married Egyptian women, 36 are subjected to physical violence. Less than 1 percent of them have sought help with authorities or entities providing protection, the council says.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm