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Again, representation not reflecting participation

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Yara Sallam

Attending the IGF for the first time came with no expectations, however it is difficult to ignore the usual disparity that I face everyday in Egypt, and in many other countries when I travel. No one can say that the number of women participating in the IGF 2012 is low, in fact women are very much present representing the different stakeholders; governments, private companies, and civil society representatives. So is the opening session of IGF had only two women speakers – which one of them was representing another man?…

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