A number of Egyptian women the Cairo Metro, March 10, 2020 - Rania Goma/Reuters
CAIRO - 16 March 2021: March 16 has been chosen as the National Day for Egyptian women for reasons that we lost below:
1- In March 1919, activist activist Huda Sharawy and 300 other women demonstrated against British colonialism holding flags of the crescent and the cross.
2- On that day in 1919, British soldiers killed six Egyptian women who protested the British occupation.
3- On March 16, 1923, Huda Sharawy formed the first ever federation for women, calling for social and political equality.
4- On the same day in 1928, the first group of Egyptian women enrolled in Cairo University.
5- Also on March 16, Egyptian women were given the right to vote and run for elections.