The General Federation of Egyptian Women will hold four training sessions in Minya in February to support women in upcoming local council elections.
The training aims to qualify 150 females to run in the upcoming local council elections in Minya Governorate, said Fatma Badran, projects director of the General Federation of Egyptian Women.
The training course addresses the current local councils' law and the role of members of local councils. Professor Mostafa Abdel Rashid, a law professor at the University of Assiut, will be giving the training course, Badran added.
Former female members of the local council and former candidates have enrolled for the course, she said.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm