Washington, DC --The League of Women Voters Education Fund announced today that Zaida Arguedas, Deputy Executive Director and Senior Director of Global Democracy Programs will travel to Egypt later this week to address women’s rights in advance of the upcoming elections.

During the five-day trip, Ms. Arguedas will meet with leaders of civil society groups working to address women's rights on a range of issues throughout Egypt. The meetings, which are aimed at ensuring women have a leading role in the forthcoming elections, will take place in Cairo and Alexandria. In addition to these meetings, Ms. Arguedas will sit down for television interviews with Al Tahrir and Maspero networks as well as other media outlets.

This effort is being coordinated by the U.S. Embassy in Egypt.

Those interested in learning more about the program should contact Zaida Arguedas.

Contact: Kelly Ceballos

(202) 263-1331


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