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The results of the first round, Party List System

Less than half-hearted Nominations led to Weak Results Only Three Women Elected The Operations Room at ECWR closely monitored the People’s Assembly elections, which took place on November 28 and 29, 2011 for the governorates of the first round: Cairo, El-Fayoum, Port Said, Kafr El-Sheikh, Damietta, Alexandria, Red Sea, Luxor, Assuit. 212 female candidates were nominated on party-lists in the … Continue reading

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The results of the first round, Individual System

In the first round of the parliamentary election 2011, Women present and absent ECWR’s operation room followed the results of the first round of the parliamentary elections which were held on 28th and 29th of November 2011 in nine governorates: Cairo-Alexandria-Al Fayoum- Kafr el Sheikh- Damietta- Burt Said- Asuat- Al Oksar- the Red Sea. The total number of female candidates … Continue reading

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Summary of the 1st round of the People’s Assembly Elections 2011

Exploitation of Women’s Voting Blocs by the Religious Movements in the First Round of the 2011 People’s Assembly Council Election The Egyptian Center Women Right’s (ECWR) monitors elections from a gender perspective since 1996. Therefore ECWR is closely monitoring the first election in the transition period after the January 25 revolution. The 2011 People’s Assembly elections are conducted in three … Continue reading

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Comparison National Law and Egyptian Constitution VS. International Law

In this report we will focus on different laws that concern human rights and in specific women rights; The Egyptian Constitution, National Law and International Law. These are the three laws that are most important in Egypt. In Egypt, the constitution is the highest law. National law and international law are on the same level. We will enumerate what the … Continue reading

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Egyptian Women’s Status Report 2010

The Egyptian Center for Women’s Rights Report on the Status of Egyptian Women in 2010 Postponed Rights in the State’s council and Temporary Rights in the Parliament Edited by Nehad Aboul Komsan Chair of ECWR Prepared by ECWR Research Unit NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nation Introduction The refusal of the … Continue reading

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ECWR’s 2010 Annual report

Committed to its goals and aims, ECWR continued to expand and diversify its activities in 2010. The improvement of the political and human status of the women in Egypt is a task that requires lots of dedication and hard work. It also requires for NGO’s and civil society actors to get together and work on innovative projects. ECWR initiated many … Continue reading

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Report: The final report of 2010 parliamentary elections – in Arabic

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Egyptian Women in the Parliamentary Elections 2010 First Phase: “Nomination Phase”

ECWR has continued tomonitor the elections from a qualitative perspective. It received many complaints during the nomination phase, when the monitoring elections operations room found many violations against women that prevented nominating some of them in the time of nomination. The violations were as follows: The common feature was the lateness of committees and taking the papers from candidates in … Continue reading

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3rd Press release “Nearing the close of the elections & women’s votes for NDP female candidates”

One of the Egyptian Center for Women’s Rights monitors discovered in a polling station at a preparatory school for girls, Bani Mazar constituency, Mania governorate voting fraud in elections. One voter used her father’s name her father’s name, who died 20 years ago, in the election. Furthermore, his name is one who voted for the National Democratic Party. Cairo: In … Continue reading

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An Appeal from women’s polling stations: Forging ballots is the norm.

The Egyptian Center for Women’s Rights monitored the runoff elections today on December 5th, 2010 from a gender perspective in women’s polling stations. Twenty-nine female candidates participated in the runoff elections for quota seats: 18 from the National Democratic Party, 11 independent candidates in 9 governorates, and one candidate on a regular seat from NDP. ECWR’s operations room received several … Continue reading

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The 2nd Report concerning the Appeal Phase the Status of Egyptian Women in the Parliamentary Elections of 2010

Protests moved to NDP members & the other political parties (Cairo, November 14, 2010) Protests began in the National Democratic Party because of the exclusion of many candidates from nomination without any logical reason. These protests spread to other political parties and for other reasons. The following are the most prominent appeals made by the female candidates. They have been … Continue reading

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A report on women in the 2010 parliamentary elections Appeal Phase The uncontested winning of NDP’s female candidate The excluded candidates support Muslim Brotherhoods ones in other governorates

(Cairo, November 13, 2010) Appeal phase: The battle of appeal began in all governorates after the lists of male and female candidates were issued. Courts began to receive requests for appeal and making decisions about them. The appeals reached to the highest in the last day of receiving appeal requests. The final statistics of the supreme committee of elections found … Continue reading

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No women no peace 10 years UN resolution 1325 (In Arabic)

October 2010 is the 10th anniversary of SC Res 1325 on Women, Peace and Security. There will be many efforts to promote this landmark resolution. PeaceWomen Across the Globe has created an exhibition to mark the anniversary. Women are especially concerned about war and violence. Across the globe, women actively work to find and create peaceful solutions to violent conflict. … Continue reading

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Egyptian Women’s Status Report 2009

ECWR Report On Women’s Status in Egypt in 2009 Legislative Amendments Conflicting Policies Social Decline Supervised and Edited By Nehad Abul Komsan Director of ECWR Prepared By ECWR Media and Research Unit Nahed Shehata Amal Sakr Rasha Hassan Between the battle over the veil and women-only taxis, a plan to segregate women began. As the year of 2009 brought about … Continue reading

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Breaking the ice ceiling 2009 women’s status report

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First Monitoring Press Release: Shoura Elections

An Election without Voters … Monitors Trapped by Permission As one of ECWR’s missions is to monitor the Shoura Council elections, ECWR sent observers to monitor voting during the June 1st Shoura election from a gender‐sensitive perspective. The election includes 446 candidates, including 11 female candidates throughout 9 different governorates, which include: Cairo, Al‐Minya, Kafr El‐Sheiekh, Dakhalya, Qena, Helwan, Al‐Fayoum, … Continue reading

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Egyptian Women’s Status Report 2008

Unimplemented Legal Reforms: Egypt’s Declining International Reputation supervised by Nehad Aboul Komsan Chair of ECWR NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations Introduction ________________________________________ As the year 2008 comes to a close, several questions remain unanswered and issues unresolved. Hopefully, 2009 will see answers to these questions and achievement of the unresolved … Continue reading

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Report: The status of women in 2008

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Egyptian Women’s Status Summary Report 2007

Women’s Outcomes during 2007 2007 between Promises Violence and Exclusions In 2007, the rate of violence increased throughout whole of Egypt, which affected citizens in general and women in particular. At general level: This year saw a number of strikes and protests throughout the whole of Egypt, Workers were on strike in Ghazl El-Mahalla in which 3000 women participated. Women’s … Continue reading

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Women’s Status summary Report 2005

Discrimination of Women in 2005 Women marginalized within Political Parties and by Governmental Violence The year 2005 was marked by exciting events on all levels, especially the political level, which saw the first presidential election in Egypt’s history as well as parliamentary elections in which women suffered discrimination by both political parties and government-sanctioned violence. ECWR prepared a report documenting … Continue reading

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