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  • ECWR’s Newsletter June/ July 2016

    August 1, 2016

    Dear Friends, Welcome to the Egyptian Center for Women’s Rights and our newsletter of June / July 2016. This newsletter contains information about the latest news in Egypt regarding gender equality and women’s rights as well as the latest ECWR’s projects and activities during June / July 2016. To read the full Newsletter

  • ECWR Submits Proposed Bill on Sexual Harassment

    April 7, 2014

    Cairo, 7 April 2014 With the problem of sexual harassment worsening in Egypt, ECWR, with the help of a group of legal experts, has proposed a draft law with an explanatory memorandum on sexual harassment in order to stamp out this problem. This proposed bill from ECWR to Egypt’s President, Chief Justice Adly Mansour, comes to assist Egypt pass legislation … Continue reading

  • Out of the Powder Keg (full report)

    January 6, 2014

    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

  • Rules and Criteria for Forming the Constituent Assembly

    August 13, 2013

    Rules and Criteria for Forming the Constituent Assembly and its Relation to the Committee of Experts – ECWR Proposals The 8 July Constitutional Declaration sets out a mechanism for amending the Constitution in accordance with Articles 28 and 29 which stipulate the following: Article 28 By decision of the President of the Republic and within a period not exceeding 15 … Continue reading

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

    October 7, 2010

    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

  • Guaranteeing Equality between Women and Men in the Constitution

    September 7, 2012

    Egypt, at present, is going through a critical legal situation regarding the Constitution and the time-frame for its drafting, as we find ourselves caught between the hammer of time and the anvil of guaranteeing rights. To overcome this predicament, some constitutional experts try to mitigate this dilemma by improving the image of the 1971 Constitution and selling it to the … Continue reading

  • What Women Lost and What Egypt Lost

    January 31, 2012

    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

  • ECWR’s 2010 Annual report

    January 31, 2011

    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

  • Targeting Cultural Change in Repressive Environments

    December 30, 2012

    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

  • Comparison National Law and Egyptian Constitution VS. International Law

    November 30, 2011

    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