Several Egyptian women pose for a photo during a march in Cairo University to mark the Arab Women's Day in Giza, Egypt on Feb. 1, 2017. (Xinhua/Ahmed Gomaa)
CAIRO, Feb. 1 (Xinhua) -- Arab Women's Organization (AWO) held on Wednesday a march in Cairo to show solidarity with refugee women in the Arab world.
The march, which was held at Cairo University, was organized on the occasion of the Arab Women's Days which falls on Feb. 1.
The event was attended by a large number of artists, wives of foreign ambassadors in Cairo, media and cultural personalities as well as representatives of Arab countries in the Cairo-based Arab League.
Speaking to the marchers, AWO Director General Mervat Tallway appreciated the steadfastness of Arab women amid the current crises in the Middle East.
For his part, head of the Cairo University Gaber Nassar said Arab women should enjoy their full rights, stressing that societies cannot develop or improve without the help of women.
Meanwhile, head of Egypt's National Women's Council Maya Morsi hailed the role the AWO plays in supporting Arab women and helping them get their rights.
On the sidelines of the event, AWO also organized a photo exhibition showing Arab refugee women and screened a documentary about the AWO.
AWO is an Arab organization that works to empower Arab women and help build their capacities to promote progress of Arab societies.