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NCHR: Personal Status Law Must Achieve Social Consensus

Ambassador Moushira Khattab, Chairman of the National Council for Human Rights, stressed the need for the new personal status law to achieve broad social consensus. She said during today’s Senate plenary session: We need a law that is fair to everyone and achieves balance as well.

Her remarks came during the Senate’s plenary session, which discussed the report of a joint committee made of the Human Rights and Social Solidarity Committees, offices of the constitutional and legislative affairs, culture and tourism, antiquities and media, and religious affairs and endowments committees on the study submitted by Representative Muhammad Haiba, on “The phenomenon of domestic violence – causes, effects, and means of confrontation.

Khattab underlined the media’s substantial role in confronting violence, adding that what’s displayed on the screen must reflect respect for human rights, stressing the need for coordination between government institutions, society, and educational institutions to confront violence.

The Ambassador stated that the study reveals the condition of the Egyptian family, and there is no doubt that the population increase may increase societal crises and pressures.

The National Council for Human Rights indicated that the President always seeks to raise the ceiling of human rights through actions.

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