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ECWR Calls for a Rapid Enactment of VAW Law

(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

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

(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

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

(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

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ECWR Welcomes Intensifying FGM Penalty

(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

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ECWR’s Newsletter June/ July 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

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ECWR Condemns MP’s statement on FGM

(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

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ECWR Calls on the Minister of Education to Refer the Teacher in Fayoum to the Public Prosecution

ECWR Calls on the Minister of Education to Refer the Teacher in Fayoum to the Public Prosecution (Cairo, March 24th, 2015) ECWR expresses its deep concern and distress at the incident in which a teacher which cut the student’s hair because she is not veiled, the incident that angered the Egyptian Society and raised fears on our daughters. A teacher … Continue reading

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The 2015 Election Witnesses a Decline in the number of Male Candidates Comparing to Female Candidates

(Cairo, February 24th, 2015) The Higher Electoral Commission (HEC) announced a statement that includes the final number of male and female candidates who submitted their nominations documents to run in the 2015 parliamentary elections. The total number is 6467 male and female candidates. Out of the total number, 949 are female candidates and 5518 are male candidates. The parliamentary elections … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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ECWR Submits Proposed Bill on Sexual Harassment

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

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Out of a Gunpowder Barrel

A status Report of Egyptian Women 2013 Prepared by the Egyptian Center for Women’s Rights (ECWR) The status report of Egyptian women is different this year because the year was split into two parts. During the first half of the year, Egypt was under the control of the Muslim Brotherhood via the rule of the ousted President Morsi. And during … Continue reading

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The Path to Real Participation of Women….Yes To Quota

Egyptian Women struggled for over 6 decades in order to obtain the right to political participation as voters and candidates, which was achieved through being stipulated in the Constitution 1956. This resulted in the participation of women in the 1957 parliament with two seats. However, the percentage of women’s representation in the parliament since obtaining their political rights and until … Continue reading

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ECWR condemns the MB’s use of women and Exposing them to Killings

(Cairo, July, 20, 2013) Pro-Morsi protest has been exposed to an attack from the residents and some thugs in El Mansoura city which led to the death of 4 women and young ladies along with many other injuries. ECWR condemns this violent attack of the march from the thugs and some of the residents who are against the Muslim Brotherhood. … Continue reading

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Egypt’s youth and the faux reformers

The call of the young has resonated in Egyptian hearts. In less than three weeks, it has changed our political life and made us recover values that had been decimated by years of oppression. But as Egypt looks forward to crafting a democratic future, a few things should be understood about its revolution There are two groups in Egypt: the … Continue reading

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New legal amendments to the Personal Status Law

The Egyptian Center for Women’s Rights held the second legal awareness seminar about “the new legal amendments… in personal status law” on Wednesday 29th December 2010 in the hall of the local Community Development Association in western Helwan. About 70 girls and women attended the seminar. Mrs. Ghada Lotfy the consultant for the Training in ECWR and Mrs. Fardous Ahmed, … Continue reading

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A Training on “Staff administration of election day”

The Egyptian center for women’s rights concluded the second and third training sessions for female candidates of People’s Assembly in all governorates on 10- 11 of November 2010 in Pyramiza Hotel in Cairo. The training sessions have been attended by 40 female candidates who represented (Nassery, free republican, liberal, El Wafd, NDP, El Ghad parties).Some of them nominated as independents … Continue reading

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