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  • 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

  • The 2016 Women’s Status Report

    March 19, 2017

     The Egyptian Woman … Important Steps & Big Challenges In spite of the progress in the status of Egyptian women achieved over the year 2016, according to the Gender Gap Report, Egyptian women still struggle in various other aspects, the most notable of which is gender-based violence.With this regard, the Egyptian Center for Women’s Rights (ECWR) in its annual report … Continue reading

  • The Egyptian Syndicate of Journalists: 14 Female Candidates, two of whom are Running for the Head Seat

    March 1, 2017

    Journalists’ Syndicate Elections Witness a Leap in the Candidacy of Female Journalists (Cairo, February 27, 2017) ECWR expresses its sincere pleasure for the candidacy of many female journalists in the elections of the Journalists Syndicate. ECWR encourages the female journalists and their colleagues in the syndicate to support and vote for the female leaders to highlight women’s role in the … 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 Condemns MP’s statement on FGM

    July 14, 2016

    (Cairo 14th July, 2016) ECWR condemns the statement of a Member of health committee of Egypt’s House of Representatives, Ahmed el-Tahawy, on female genital mutilation (FGM), as he said, as a doctor, he believes that“Leaving the female without excision is wrong, beside there is no harm to the female from the circumcision operation.” The MP’s statement is an incitement to commit … Continue reading

  • The Egyptian Center for Women’s Rights denounces women’s low representation in the new cabinet

    March 24, 2016

    The Egyptian Center for Women’s Rights (ECWR) denounces the low representation of women in the new cabinet. The anticipated Egyptian cabinet reshuffle included one female minister among 10 new ministers who is Dalia Khorshid as Investment Minister, and only one woman as Deputy Minister out of 4 new deputies who is Dr. Nehal El Mogharbel as Deputy Minister of Planning … Continue reading

  • ECWR concludes its activities for the 16-days of activism against GBV

    December 15, 2015

    Cairo on December 14, 2015 Egyptian Center for women’s rights concludes its activities for the 16-days of activism against GBV ECWR concluded its activities for 16-days of activism against gender-based violence. Over the 16 days ECWR has initiated 10 raising-awareness events in different governorates organized by coordinators of ECWR’s Women’s Voices Project. The events were held in Cairo, Minya, Gharbia, … Continue reading

  • ECWR won the Euro-Mediterranean Women’s Foundation prize for advocacy and policy dialogue in the promotion for women’s rights

    December 8, 2015

    The Egyptian Center for Women’s Rights (ECWR) won the Euro-Mediterranean Women’s Foundation prize for advocacy and policy dialogue in the promotion for women’s rights

  • 12 successful female candidates on individual seats out of 18

    December 6, 2015

    Cairo, 3rd of December 2015 12 successful female candidates on individual seats out of 18 Initial results of the run offs of the second stage of Egypt’s Parliamentary Elections The run -offs for the second stage of Egypt’s Parliamentary elections 2015 concluded on Wednesday, 2nd of December, with 18 female candidates running out of 462 representing 4.22%. The initial results … Continue reading

  • 18 candidates in the run-off for the second elections’ phase

    December 4, 2015

    Cairo December 1st, 2015 18 candidates in the run-off for the second elections’ phase The candidates compete in mobilizing female voters As the Operations Room of the Egyptian Center for Women’s Rights (ECWR) continues monitoring the parliamentary elections from a gender-perspective, it has been following closely the run-offs that started on the 1st of December in the following governorates: Cairo, … Continue reading

  • ECWR calls for legislation to combat domestic violence on the international day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

    November 25, 2015

    Cairo 25 November 2015 ECWR calls for legislation to combat domestic violence on the international day for the Elimination of Violence against Women In the light of the Campaign against gender-based violence, the Egyptian Center for Women’s Rights (ECWR) calls on the Egyptian president and the upcoming Parliament to issue legislation to combat violence against women and particularly the increased … Continue reading

  • Exploiting women through mobilization and vote-buying

    November 24, 2015

    Cairo 22 November 2015 Exploiting women through mobilization and vote-buying Money rules in the 2nd half of 1st day of Egypt’s Parliamentary elections 2nd stage After the first day of the second stage of Egypt’s Parliamentary elections 2015, ECWR observed that women were very exploited through buying their votes with money from 50 to 200 Egyptian Pounds, based upon the … Continue reading