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Bereaved wife of police officer crying at WYF is touching: Maya Morsi.

By: Egypt Today staff CAIRO -- 8 November 2017: "The scene of General Adel Ragae's widow, who raved about UN Women's lack of support to bereaved women that lost their loved ones to terrorism, is one of the WYF's most touching moments," Maya Morsi said on Wednesday. Responding to terrorism-victim's widow, UN female representative partaking in the forum contended that UN stands firmly with Egyptian women in the face of terrorism. They stand with them in decision-making circles so that women could help rebuff extremism and violence. Ragae was one of the police officers who partook in counter-terrorism operations and crackdown on terrorists. He was killed by a militant in front of his building in Obour City last year. Woman's enhancement in decision-making processes was highlighted in today's World Youth Forum session, titled "Women's Role in Decision-Making Circles". The head of the National Council for Women said that the problems facing the implementation of women's participation in decision-making processes are global issues, pointing out that the world has only nine female heads of state and 14 prime ministers. "Egypt has a clear strategy now to empower women in decision-making positions, and this has been announced in many international forums. We have a political will to empower women, and President Sisi comes at the forefront," Morsi further added. The WYF invites and brings together 3,000 young people represented by 60 delegations from across the world, in an effort to explore key issues facing young people and determine their role in implementing global development goals and combating terrorism.

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