Egyptian women show their inked fingers after casting their votes at a polling station in Cairo
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Egypt 'needs more women in politics'

8 March 2014 Last updated at 10:04 GMT

A new effort is under way in Egypt to engage more women in political life, to try to prepare them for future electoral contests.

There have been longstanding complaints about the lack of female representation in Egypt's parliament and cabinet.

As part of international Women's day, the BBC's Sally Nabil reports from Cairo.