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  • Renewal of the Membership of Nehad Aboul Komsan in the UN women 2012 Women Global Civil Society Advisory Group

    March 6, 2014

    (Cairo, March 5th, 2014) Nehad Abo El-Komsan, a lawyer and women’s rights expert, has received a letter to extend her membership in the UN Women Global Civil Society Advisory Group for two years ends in 2015. It is worth mentioning that The Advisory Group aims to facilitate dialogue between the UN women and the civil society. Additionally, the Advisory Group … Continue reading

  • Consultative Meeting with the Political Parties on Women in New Egypt’s Constitution

    December 11, 2013

    (Cairo December 11th, 2013) ECWR held yesterday a consultative meeting with political parties on women situation in New Egypt’s Constitution. The meeting was attended by 40 representatives from the political parties including heads of political parties, representatives of women’s committees in the political parties from 21 political parties including “the Nasserist Arab Socialist Party, the Egyptian Social Democratic Party, the … Continue reading

  • Egypt’s New Constitution a Victory for Women’s Rights to Full Citizenship

    December 2, 2013

    (Cairo, December 2nd, 2013) Yesterday the 50-member Constituent Assembly tasked with amending the suspended 2012 constitution came to an end. A preliminary reading of the Constitution, with an eye to safeguarding women’s rights, shows that, as well as the favorable constitutional provisions on economic and social rights, civil and political rights and public freedoms, Egyptian women for the first time … Continue reading

  • Nehad Abolkomsan was Appointed as a Member in the World Bank Advisory Council on Gender and Development

    October 23, 2013

    Nehad Abolkomsan, a lawyer and women’s rights expert, was appointed as a member in the World Bank Advisory Council on Gender and Development The Council’s objectives are to consider progress on, and constraints to, gender equality globally, and to provide feedback and advice for the World Bank’s work on gender equality Current Members are 20 from different countries worldwide: 1. … Continue reading

  • “حقوق المرأة” تصدر دليلا عن التحرش الجنسي وكيفية مواجهته

    September 2, 2012

    أصدر المركز المصري لحقوق المرأة دليلاً تدريباً بعنوان ” التحرش الجنسي وكيفية مواجهته” ذلك في إطار العمل المستمر للمركز المصري لحقوق المرأة للتصدي لمشكلة التحرش الجنسي في مصر منذ عام 2005. ويهدف الدليل التدريبي إلى توفير مصادر معلومات ومواد تدريبية قابلة للتطبيق وذلك للتعرف على مفاهيم التحرش الجنسي ولتفعيل الحوار والتعرف على آليات مواجهة التحرش الجنسي بالأطفال والنساء. كما يهدف … Continue reading

  • Egypt: Sexual Harassment Leads to Death

    September 16, 2012

    The Egyptian Center for Women’s Rights (ECWR) strongly condemns the horrible accident murder of a young lady who is 20 years old in Assuit via an Automatic rifle. The incident began when “Iman Mostafa Mohamed” was walking in the village’s main street with her friend, then she felt that someone touched part of her body that is considered a sexual … Continue reading

  • Egypt fears for girls, marriage laws in new constitution

    December 3, 2012

    CAIRO: If Egypt’s constitution is passed in a popular referendum on December 15, women’s rights and girls’ rights in the country are among the most threatening issues at stake, local NGOs and women’s rights advocates have warned. The Egyptian Association for the Assistance of Juveniles and Human Rights added that Article 70 also does not prohibit child trafficking and sexual … Continue reading

  • In depth: Back to military rule in Egypt?

    December 10, 2012

    CAIRO: There are already a few tanks stationed near the presidential palace in Cairo as protesters continue to demonstrate against President Mohamed Morsi over the draft constitution that is to go to referendum on December 15. Now, as Morsi orders the military onto the streets to “protect state institutions” ahead of the vote, activists and average citizens are fearful it … Continue reading

  • Egypt’s interior ministry to launch new efforts to battle sexual harassment

    December 18, 2012

    CAIRO: In an effort to crackdown on the rising number of attacks against women across Egypt, the ministry of interior has announced it will boost security patrols in the country aimed at confronting sexual harassment. It comes on the heels of numerous mob attacks of women in the country, including at protests, but activists tell that while they hope … Continue reading

  • Egypt’s draft constitution a “ticking bomb” for women’s rights

    December 11, 2012

    CAIRO: Egyptian women’s groups have again lashed out at the draft constitution to go to a referendum on December 15, saying it is a “ticking bomb” that threatens the very nature of equality and women’s rights in the country. The movements have called the referendum “void” as it “crashes the aspirations of the people and the principles of the revolution”. … Continue reading