Code of Ethics for Supporting Women’s Participation

The Political Parties discuss the Code of Ethics for Supporting Women’s Participation

(Cairo, April 29th 2014) ECWR organized a seminar for the political parties entitled “Code of Ethics for Supporting Women’s Participation… A Step for A real Participation of Women in the Upcoming Parliamentary and Local Elections.” The Seminar was attended by 37 heads of political parties and representatives of women’s committees of many parties including the Party of Egypt’s Revolution, El-Tagammo’a Party, The Egyptian Social Democratic party, the Justice Party, the Free Egyptian Party, the Socialist Labor Party, the Human Rights & Citizenship Party, the Ongoing Revolution Party, the Egyptian Social Democratic Party, Revolutionary Guard Party, El-Wafed Party, the Democratic Union Party, the Egypt National Party, the Egypt Arab Socialist Party.
The seminar aimed at presenting a draft of the Code of Ethics among political parties in order to support women’s participation. This draft has been developed by ECWR to recognize the political parties’ points of views and their proposals on it in order to prepare the final draft of the code.
The last monitoring report of the 2011/2012 parliamentary election and its various indicators was presented in the seminar as well. One of most important indicator was the increase of the number of female candidates and voters which have been skipped all the number of women’s participation since 1956. Also the number of women candidates in the Southern governorates was very high, and the political parties dealt with women as a complement for the electoral lists.
Then, the current political map was presented and concluded that most of political parties deal with the women’s issue as a secondary consideration. They also deal with women “logic of calling at Election Time” however, they don’t thing to put them on the top of the electoral lists and their nomination is an idea has others dimensions don’t include women’s issue.
The seminar concluded with some proposals from the political parties on the Code of Ethics; one of the most proposals is sending a copy of the agreed code in the political parties Affairs Committee to be a reference.

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