Obverse. Photo © Numista
  • 10 Qirsh 2004, KM# 922, Egypt, National Council for Women in Egypt
  • 10 Qirsh 2004, KM# 922, Egypt, National Council for Women in Egypt
Description

The National Council for Women in Egypt (NCW) is an Egyptian National Council. It is the only national independent women machinery in Egypt. The council is responsible for ensuring that Egyptian women are treated on equal footing with men in terms of political, economic, social and cultural rights. The council shall also ill seek to reinforce women’s rights in line with the constitution and international conventions signed by Egypt.

Obverse

Depicts the logo of the National Council for Women in Egypt, surrounded by the inscriptions "Egyptian Women and the Millennium Goals", "National Council for Women" and "Fourth Conference 26 March 2004".

The logo depicts the Egyptian Renaissance sculpture in granite by Mahmoud Mukhtar (1919–1928, Giza) and shows Sphinx and a woman raising up her veil. The Sphinx represents antiquity and the woman is the symbol of an awakened Egypt. The figure of the woman was a reference to the Egyptian women's movement led by Huda Sha'arawi, who decided to go unveiled in 1922 and had organised anti-British demonstrations.

المرأة المصرية والاهداف الانمائية للالفية
المجلس القومى المراة
المؤتمر الرابع -١٦ مارس ٢٠٠٤

Reverse

Denomination divides dates (Gregorian and Hegira), legend "Arab Republic of Egypt" above.

جمهورية مصر العربية
١٠
قروش
١٤٢٥هـ ٢٠٠٤م

Edge
Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Circulating)
Material Cupronickel
Weight 4.5 g
Diameter 25 mm
Thickness -
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mint
Cairo Mint

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