Last week for the first time in Egypt’s history, Egyptian female prosecutor Dalia Mahmoud represented the public prosecution’s office at the criminal court.

The prosecution’s office shared in a statement that Mahmoud led the prosecution of a case in which a man had been accused of the premeditated murder of a police officer in the Giza governorate.

On her personal Facebook page, Maya Morsi, Head of the National Council for Women, expressed her pride with the prosecution’s announcement and described it as a dream that has come true.

It’s noteworthy that the Egyptian Supreme Council of Judicial Bodies made the historic decision to approve women’s appointments as judges and prosecutors to the State Council and the Public Prosecution Authority on June 3rd, 2021.

Radwa Helmy was the first female judge in the country’s history to sit on the bench of the state council. She was among 98 women appointed at that time to join the Council after a decision by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

Today, women’s participation in the parliament has reached 27%, with 164 female MPs, while the government of prime minister Mostafa Madbouly includes six ministers.

These latest steps are shaping history, as Egyptian women have long fought for equal rights and opportunities with men and for their voices to be heard.

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