Dr. Inas Abdel-Dayem, minister of Culture, honored Egyptian female writers who represent symbols of women’s creativity in the fields of arts, literature and social sciences.
The honoring came in a forum which Abdel Dayem directed the Supreme Council of Culture, headed by Dr. Said Al-Masry, to hold periodically in various governorates of Egypt.
The move aims to enrich the cultural and intellectual movement on the Arab and international level.
It is worthy noting that this is the first celebration of the forum, attended by a group of intellectuals and media figures.
Abdel Dayem stressed that the governorates of Egypt housed honorable models in arts, literature, social sciences and many other fields.
The minister added that creative women represent are part of the greatness of the Egyptian civilization throughout ages.
On his part, Dr. Said Al Masri said that the minister of Culture has directed officials to hold “The Female writers Forum”, in cooperation with committee of the Supreme Council of Culture. He declared that he is pleased with the existence of a number of creative women in the Supreme Council of Culture, a large cultural edifice that adopted Egyptian women’s achievements.
Youssef Al-Qaid, a writer, said that honoring female creativity is a great step for Egypt because woman is the key player of the Egyptian civilization , noting the event is one of the achievements of the Supreme Council of Culture praising the idea of implementing the celebration.
Furthermore, the writer Hala Al-Badri, representative of the members of the committees of the Council, said that the celebration is the beginning of an ambitious plan to introduce the achievements of Egyptian innovators.
The ceremony began with screening a documentary film about the achievements of the honorees.
Later, the minister handed medals and shields to writers and novelists. The list included; Ihsan Kamal, a great journalist Iqbal Baraka, a critic Amina Rachid, a great journalist Amina Shafiq, a writer, Zeinab Sadiq, a writer, Sakina Foad, a senior writer Dr. Alia Shoukry, professor of sociology, Dr. Awatif Abdulrahman, professor of media, Farida Al-Nakash, a senior Journalist, Dr. Fawzia Assaad, senior journalist novelist, Fawzia Mehran, a theater writer, Wafya Khairy, a great writer, Dr. Nelli Hanna, a great historian, Dr. Huda Wasfy, a professor of literature and theater, and Dr. Nawal Saadawi, a novelist.