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Steps Backward: Parliamentary Representation alone is not enough

The Egyptian Center for Women’s Rights (ECWR)’s Women Status Report addresses the developments in Egyptian women’s status in a number of areas in 2015. The report is divided to 4 main sections tackling women’s status in various public domains. click Here to read the Summary of Annual Women’s Status Report 2015.

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Egyptian Women in 2015 Parliamentary Elections

Fighters On The Individual System, Warriors On the Electoral Lists Report on Egypt’s Parliamentary Elections 2015 Prepared by Research Unit • Ghada Lotfy • Sahar Salah • Amal Sakr • Ahmed Mohamed • Hanaa Ahmed • Dina Hussein • Amany Samy International Relations Unit • Noha Farag • Heba Lotfy • Mariam Mecky • Nehal Ali Edited by Nehad Abol-Komsan … Continue reading

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Egyptian women’s status report 2014

The Egyptian Center for Women’s Rights (ECWR)’s Women Status Report addresses the developments in Egyptian women’s status in a number of areas in 2014. The report is divided to 4 main sections tackling women’s status in various public domains. These sections are as the following: Firstly: Civil and Political Rights This section tackles women’s role in 4 central issues; roadmap, … Continue reading

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Egyptian Women’s Status Report in 2013

Out of a Gunpowder barrel Egyptian Women’s Status Report in 2013 By The Egyptian Center for Women’s rights Edited by NihadAbol-Qomsan Index Introduction Women’s Status Report for this year will be different somehow, because Egypt was under the Muslim Brotherhood’s (MB) command, where the ousted President, Mohamed Morsi ruled the country at the first part of 2013, then Egypt became … Continue reading

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Women’s Queues/lines challenge the Terrorism of the Muslim Brotherhood

Cairo 14th January 2014 Press Release Women’s lines challenge the Terrorism of the Muslim Brotherhood And they welcomed the First day of the Referendum with Singing During the first day of the referendum, the polling stations witnessed the presence of big numbers of women since the early hours of the day, from different ages and social classes, to take part … Continue reading

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Out of the Powder Keg (full report)

Report on Egyptian Women’s conditions in 2013 By The Egyptian Center for Women’s rights Edited by Nehad Aboul Qomsan Introduction Women’s conditions’ report for this year will be different somehow, because Egyptwas under the Muslim Brotherhood’s (MB) command, where the ousted President, Mohamed Morsi ruled the countryat the first part of 2013, then Egypt became ruled by the Interim President, … Continue reading

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Out of a Gunpowder Barrel

A status Report of Egyptian Women 2013 Prepared by the Egyptian Center for Women’s Rights (ECWR) The status report of Egyptian women is different this year because the year was split into two parts. During the first half of the year, Egypt was under the control of the Muslim Brotherhood via the rule of the ousted President Morsi. And during … Continue reading

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Egyptian Women’s Status Report 2012

The Year 2012: The Massive “Going Out” of the Egyptian Women Edited by Nehad Aboul Komsan Chair of ECWR Prepared by ECWR Research Unit Introduction: When President Mohammed Morsi stood before the United Nations this year, he was asked about the status of women in his country and confronted with international concern regarding their status and the challenges they face. … Continue reading

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The status of Egyptian women in 2012

2012.. Women get out to the streets While the center provides this year’s status report of Egyptian women, it faced a number of challenges the most important of it is the scarcity of information and statistics about the situation of women; Most writings expressed admiration to the Egyptian women presence or the astonishment of the size of their participation in … Continue reading

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Targeting Cultural Change in Repressive Environments

The Campaign against Sexual Harassment in Egypt This paper examines the ECWR’s multi-faceted campaign to combat sexual harassment from 2005 to 2008. A timeline of the organization’s major events during this period is presented in Table 1. In examining the campaign mobilization, its framing of the issue, and its tactical repertoire, theoretical insight comes primarily from the literature on high-risk … Continue reading

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The final report of 2011 – 2012 parliamentary elections

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Rising on Women’s Bodies

Report conducted by ECWR monitors on women-only sections in the polling places during the 2005 Egyptian Parliamentary Election

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Building Political Culture With Young Women as Leaders

This book contains reports on and discussions about the cultural component of the third phase of the Women’s Cadre School Program, which aimed to build the capacity of young women under the age of 25 years in political parties in order to create a new generation of young women leaders. The book addresses: Rights granted by international conventions Legal background … Continue reading

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Women in Professional Syndicates

The book summarizes the work of ECWR’s Women in Professional Syndicates project and its activities. It reports on women’s representatives in the professional syndicates, such as the lawyers’ syndicate; Egyptian women’s participation in syndicates; women’s political participation in the political reform movements; and gives and overview of ECWR’s project supporting a women’s cadre in the lawyers’ and press syndicates

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Women’s political status watchdog: “quarterly report for monitoring women’s political status”

This report is issued in the framework of “Women in Democratic Transition” program – the program that aims at improving women’s political participation – through monitoring their active participation and through spreading awareness to correct wrong misconceptions surrounding women’s political participation. The report tackled some cases from the 1st of January to 31st of March 2010. The report monitors women … Continue reading

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A Round-table’s Report Women’s Situation in The New Draft of The Constitution

In collaboration with the UN Women, ECWR held a roundtable event on the 2nd of December, 2012 at the Pyramisa Hotel entitled “Women’s Situation in the New Constitution … Rights Not Promises.” 97 participants attended the roundtable, with different affiliations from the following organizations: First: Representatives of Political Parties: The Socialist Party, the Liberal Egyptians, the Liberals, the Party of … Continue reading

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Nine training for teachers withing the “Safe streets for everyone” campaign

To Protect our Children from Sexual Harassment nine Training for Teachers Under the Framework of the “Safe Streets for Everyone” Campaign In order to protect our children from sexual harassment and to raise awareness in schools of teachers and parents, ECWR held its Nine training for teachers on November 30- 1 December , 2012 for 23 male and female teachers … Continue reading

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Sexual Harassment … To Where?

ECWR held a seminar entitled “Sexual Harassment … To Where?!” on Monday 5th, of November, 2012 from 05:00 PM to 08:00 PM at Nahdat El-Mahrousa in cooperation with a bid number of youth initiatives. In the frame of the strenuous effort of ECWR in its campaign “Safe Streets for Everyone” that it has been launched since 2005 to combat sexual … Continue reading

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A Series of Trainings for Teachers Under the Framework of the “Safe Streets for Everyone” Campaign

To Protect our Children from Sexual Harassment a Series of Trainings for Teachers under the Framework of the “Safe Streets for Everyone” Campaign In order to protect our children from sexual harassment and to raise awareness in schools of teachers and parents, ECWR held its first training for teachers on September 12- 22, 2012 for 39 male and female teachers … Continue reading

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Egyptian Women’s Status Report 2011

The Egyptian Women between the Wings of the Revolution and Stripping the Reality Edited by Nehad Aboul Komsan Chair of ECWR Prepared by ECWR Research Unit Introduction Bread, Freedom, and Social Justice were the key words of the 25th of January 2011 Revolution, which was started by the Egyptian youth and later joined by the men and women from all … Continue reading

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What Women Lost and What Egypt Lost

Although there are not constitutional and legal restrictions on women’s political participation in the political parties, in the parliament, and in the government, the constitutional system and legal one have established the state of citizenship and equality in Egypt. However, there is a gap between the law of state and the law of customs and traditions in Egypt and the … Continue reading

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The 2nd Report: the 3rd round of the People’s Assembly Elections 2011

Lobbying women, buying votes, and directing female voters The ECWR’s operations room follows up the third phase of the 2011 People’s Assembly elections from a gender perspective. During the first day of voting, ECWR received many complaints and violations as follows: Minya: In the 3rd district Qasem Amen School, polling stations no 361 and 362, the female voters were directed … Continue reading

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The 3rd Report: the 3rd round of the People’s Assembly Elections 2011

Brotherhood and Salfis have faced civil society organizations’ observers to persuade them to reveal illegal practices In a situation of abuses and distortion of the reputation of civil society organizations in Egypt, in the area of Gharbaya, in the 5th district, in the Ahmed Oraby school, Zefta some deputies of the Freedom and Justice Party and the El Nour party … Continue reading

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The 1st Report: the 3rd round of the People’s Assembly Elections 2011

Guide voters, Collective voting, Continuation of illegal propaganda and Prevent the monitors to do their mission inside the districts The ECWR’s operations room follows up the third phase of the 2011 People’s Assembly election s from a gender perspective in the following governorates: Minya, Qalyubia, Gharbia, Dakahlia, North Sinai, South Sinai, Marsa Matruh, Qena, and New Valley. All together 280 … Continue reading

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The Status of Egyptian Women in 2011

The Egyptian Women between the Wings of the Revolution and Stripping the Reality Edited by Nehad Aboul Komsan, Chair of ECWR – Prepared by ECWR Research Unit Bread, Freedom, and Social Justice were the key words of the 25th of January 2011 Revolution, which was started by the Egyptian youth and later joined by the men and women from all … Continue reading

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