Alexandria University held symposium on combating violence against woman headed by Dr. Essam El kurdy, the President of AU. The symposium was held in cooperation with the National Council of Woman in Alexandria under auspices of the branch reporter Prof. Dr. Magda Al Shazly. The event was held under title "Social consciousness to protect woman against violence". This came in the frame of the 16 days for combating violence against woman all over the world.

Dr. El Kurdy emphasized that Alexandria University is prideful by its role to raise the value of the woman and AU is the first governmental university headed by a woman. He added that the females are more than male students in the university and the woman is half of society, so that all institutions and civil society must combat violence against woman.