13 December 2012

Egypt: NGO Asks Women to Wear Red in Protest At Referendum

An Egyptian women's rights group asked women to wear red and vote "no" in the referendum on a draft constitution written by an Islamist-led assembly.

Baheya Ya Masr urged women to wear red scarves and hang red towels or sheets outside their windows in protest against the constitutional referendum.

The group, that was founded four months ago to monitor the government's performance in dealing with issues related to women, said that the color red is known internationally as the color of protest.

It called for groups who wish to vote against the constitution to wear red to look distinguished and expose the reality of the referendum.

It also asked supporters of the cause to promote it through their Facebook profile pictures.

Copyright © 2012 Aswat Masriya. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 2,000 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 200 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.