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  • 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

  • Be Aware& Speak Up : ECWR Launches a Campaign to Combat Violence Against Women

    November 25, 2016

    (Cairo, November 24, 2016) In light of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence annual campaign, ECWR launches “Be Aware & Speak Up” that seeks combating violence against women. The campaign aims at: Raising awareness of the serious implications of VAW, different forms of violence, and its economic cost Encouraging women to speak out about the violence they encounter and … Continue reading

  • Women’s Voices’ Leaders Participate in the First National Youth Conference held in Sharm el-Sheikh

    November 2, 2016

    (Cairo, October 27th, 2016) Young leaders of “Women’s Voices” project participated in the first National Youth Conference organized by the Presidency over the period 25th– 27th of October, 2016 in Sharm el-Sheik. This is the first national conference targeting young people to invest in their capacities under the slogan “Innovate- Advance”. The conference aims at building a dialogue with the young … Continue reading

  • ECWR Participates in launching “Combating Violence against Women” Unit At Assiut University

    October 13, 2016

    (Cairo October 12th, 2016) ECWR participates in launching a unit for combating sexual harassment at Assiut University. The event was held in the presence of Dr. Maya Morsi, President of Egypt’s National Council for Women, Mr. Alexander Pedroza, Representative of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA),His Excellency, Toro Hogg, Ambassador of Embassy of Denmark in Egypt, and Dr. Ahmed Ga’aeiss, President … Continue reading

  • ECWR demands lifting the immunity of the parliamentarians calling for virginity tests

    October 5, 2016

    (Cairo, 5th Oct. 2016) The Egyptian Center for Women’s Rights (ECWR) strongly condemns the statements of the two MPs addressing women. The first MP released a statement calling for female university students to undergo mandatory virginity tests and to submit what proves their virginity. He added that this virginity test should be conducted every year as a condition for the … Continue reading

  • ECWR Welcomes Intensifying FGM Penalty

    September 1, 2016

    (Cairo, August 29, 2016) ECWR welcomes Egypt’s cabinet approval on the draft of amending law prohibiting Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) through intensifying penalty on whoever does this act to reach imprisonment between five- seven years. This comes in comparison to the current law with the penalty of imprisonment between 3 months to 3 years. The draft law proposed classifies FGM … Continue reading

  • 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 Condemns MP’s statement on FGM

    July 14, 2016

    (Cairo 14th July, 2016) ECWR condemns the statement of a Member of health committee of Egypt’s House of Representatives, Ahmed el-Tahawy, on female genital mutilation (FGM), as he said, as a doctor, he believes that“Leaving the female without excision is wrong, beside there is no harm to the female from the circumcision operation.” The MP’s statement is an incitement to commit … Continue reading

  • With a Great success … Launching the Radio Program She & Her Sisters

    June 7, 2016

    As part of Women’s Voices Program funded by UN Women- Fund for Gender Equality; the Egyptian Center for Women’s Rights (ECWR) cooperated with Radio Sawt El Arab to launch the radio program titled “She& Her Sisters”. This program aims to support the Egyptian women and discuss the issues that affect the society in general and women in particular such as … Continue reading

  • نهاد أبو القمصان: يجب مواجهة الأفكار السلفية في قضية الختان والأزهر عليه دور كبير

    June 5, 2016

    مداخلة نهاد أبو القمصان في برنامج هنا العاصمة مع لميس الحديدي على إثر مصرع فتاة قاصر  بسبب إجراء عملية ختان لها بأحد المستشفيات الخاصة بمحافظة السويس والذي نتج عنه إصابتها بهبوط حاد في الدورة الدموية.