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  • ECWR Welcomes the Amendment of the Inheritance Law

    November 27, 2017

    (Cairo, November 20th 2017) ECWR welcomes the approval of the House of Representatives on the amendments of the Inheritance Law (No. 77 of 1943). The amendments stipulate that “the penalty of imprisonment for a period of not less than six months and a fine of not less than twenty thousand pounds, and not exceeding one hundred thousand pounds, or one of … Continue reading

  • Be Aware of Your Rights

    November 26, 2017

     “Press release  “Be aware of your rights  ECWR Launches “Be Aware of Your Rights” Campaign for Combating Violence Against Women (Cairo November 25th, 2017) The 16 Days of Activism for Combating Violence Against Women start every year on the 25th of November till the 10th December, the anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and that’s because women’s rights are … Continue reading

  • Closing Conference “A Wave of Women’s Voices … 1000 and Counting” Programme

    October 11, 2017

    The Egyptian Center for Women’s Rights (ECWR) in cooperation with Fund for Gender Equality-UN Women (FGE), held a closing conference on Sunday 1 October 2017 at the Pyramisa Hotel, to share the end outcome of their programme “A wave of Women’s Voices … 1000 and Counting” and to announce the programme’s continuous contribution to the Government goal in empowering Egyptian … Continue reading

  • ECWR Takes part in the 35th Session of the Human Rights Council

    June 21, 2017

    Cairo, June 20th, 2017) As part of the Egyptian Mission to the United Nations – led by H.E. Ambassador. Amr Ramadan, Permanent Representative of Egypt to the United Nation -ECWR join’s Egypt’s delegation to the 35th session of the Human Rights Council currently being held in Geneva. In the side-event, that was attended by a large number of countries and civil … Continue reading

  • ECWR Calls for a Rapid Enactment of VAW Law

    April 6, 2017

    (Cairo March 30, 2017) Recently VAW crimes, especially domestic violence, have increased rapidly and in an alarming way. The results of the study of the economic cost of gender based violence in Egypt, conducted by the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics, revealed that the percentage of marital violence is not negligible as around 46% of the previously married … Continue reading

  • ECWR Thanks the Egyptian Presidency Office

    March 23, 2017

    (Cairo March 23rd, 2017) ECWR would like to thank the Egyptian presidency office for its response to ECWR’s demands of the infrastructure of the early childhood services. ECWR has previously prepared an important research paper on the Labor laws. Through this paper, ECWR has emphasized that among the challenges facing working women is the lack of early childhood services such as … Continue reading

  • ECWR condemns the Salafists’ attack on the appointment of a female governor in El-Beheira Governorate

    February 22, 2017

    ECWR Calls for stopping to Test Their Political Power on behalf Egyptian Women (Cairo Feb 20th, 2017) ECWR expresses its strong dissatisfaction at the Salafist movement stance rejecting the appointment of a woman in the position of governor. The Salafists attempt to use the Islamic religion to manipulate the feelings of the working class in Egypt to abduct the Egyptian … Continue reading

  • The Egyptian Women between the Hammer of the Personal Status Code and the Anvil of the Divorce Problems

    December 15, 2016

    (Cairo, December 8th, 2016) Daily newspapers have published that two sub-committees in the Parliament; The Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee and The Social Solidarity Committee are currently discussing the draft law for the amendment of the Personal Status Code (No. 25/ 1929) issued by Law (No 100/ 1985) submitted by one of the female parliamentarians. The draft law gives the … Continue reading

  • Be Aware& Speak Up : ECWR Launches a Campaign to Combat Violence Against Women

    November 25, 2016

    (Cairo, November 24, 2016) In light of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence annual campaign, ECWR launches “Be Aware & Speak Up” that seeks combating violence against women. The campaign aims at: Raising awareness of the serious implications of VAW, different forms of violence, and its economic cost Encouraging women to speak out about the violence they encounter and … Continue reading

  • Women’s Voices’ Leaders Participate in the First National Youth Conference held in Sharm el-Sheikh

    November 2, 2016

    (Cairo, October 27th, 2016) Young leaders of “Women’s Voices” project participated in the first National Youth Conference organized by the Presidency over the period 25th– 27th of October, 2016 in Sharm el-Sheik. This is the first national conference targeting young people to invest in their capacities under the slogan “Innovate- Advance”. The conference aims at building a dialogue with the young … Continue reading

  • ECWR Participates in launching “Combating Violence against Women” Unit At Assiut University

    October 13, 2016

    (Cairo October 12th, 2016) ECWR participates in launching a unit for combating sexual harassment at Assiut University. The event was held in the presence of Dr. Maya Morsi, President of Egypt’s National Council for Women, Mr. Alexander Pedroza, Representative of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA),His Excellency, Toro Hogg, Ambassador of Embassy of Denmark in Egypt, and Dr. Ahmed Ga’aeiss, President … Continue reading

  • ECWR demands lifting the immunity of the parliamentarians calling for virginity tests

    October 5, 2016

    (Cairo, 5th Oct. 2016) The Egyptian Center for Women’s Rights (ECWR) strongly condemns the statements of the two MPs addressing women. The first MP released a statement calling for female university students to undergo mandatory virginity tests and to submit what proves their virginity. He added that this virginity test should be conducted every year as a condition for the … Continue reading