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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

  • Hakayat Nehad

    October 10, 2017

    Promo of the TV show “Hakayat Nehad”: As a result of the success of the radio show “Hia w Akhawtha”, Al-Hahera w Al-Nas TV channel has launched the TV show “Hakayat Nehad”, Nehad’s Stories, inspired by its social corporate responsibility. The program presents 5-7 minutes video stories that were aired in February 2017 succeeding in reaching out to more than six … Continue reading

  • Success Stories – “Women’s Voices” Project

    August 14, 2017

    Story One: Eman Sarwat Governorate: Assyut “Maybe this was myfirst time to demand one of my rights, but definitely it will not be the last”                               “My name is Eman Sarwat, I am 33 years old and I live in Abol-Teeg Centre, Nakheelah Village- Assyut. Before participating in Women’s Voices Programme, I was a girl similar to most of the girls who … Continue reading

  • Job Vacancy

    July 27, 2017

    Position Title   Junior Legal Officer Reporting to  ECWR Director Working hours Full-time – 5 days/week Location Engineers Towers, 2nd Tower, 20th Floor, Nile Corniche, Maadi, Cairo, Egypt Application deadline Tuesday 19th of August   The Egyptian Center for Women’s Rights (ECWR) ECWR is a registered NGO at the Egyptian Ministry of Social Solidarity with a registration no. 5657 in 2004 … Continue reading

  • Women’s Voices Newsletter- April/ May 2017

    July 6, 2017

    To read the full newsletter of “Women’s Voices” project ECWR Newsletter-English-April & May 2017  

  • 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