Tag Archives: Human Rights

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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The Most Difficult Choice between Human Rights and the Political!

By: Nehad Abolkomsan In an unprecedented event, the minister of interior invited a number of human rights experts to consult them about the dispersal of Raba’a and El Nahda sit-ins. The experts warned him from the great risks of losses in lives on the internal national level as well as the international level. On the national level and despite the … Continue reading

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ECWR Calls for Egyptian women’s Participation to be at Least one-third

ECWR Have Reservations on the Criteria of Egypt’s National Salvation Front for The 50-Member Committee and Calls for Egyptian women’s Participation to be at Least one-third (Cairo, August 1st, 2013) Egypt’s National Salvation Front (NSF) announced criteria for selecting the 50-member committee which is entrusted with developing of the Constitution in accordance with Article 29 of the Constitutional Declaration issued on … Continue reading

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Ramadan Kareem

The Egypt center for women’s rights wishes Ramadan Kareem for everyone, hoping that the blessing month may encourage us for the respect of women’s rights and the human rights in general. The poster is designed by Noha Khalil

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Egyptian Women’s Status Report 2012

The Year 2012: The Massive “Going Out” of the Egyptian Women Edited by Nehad Aboul Komsan Chair of ECWR Prepared by ECWR Research Unit Introduction: When President Mohammed Morsi stood before the United Nations this year, he was asked about the status of women in his country and confronted with international concern regarding their status and the challenges they face. … Continue reading

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The African charter on human and people’s rights

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Comparison National Law and Egyptian Constitution VS. International Law

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

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The revolution started its first steps towards a victory of human rights in general and women’s rights in particular

(Cairo, May 5, 2011) The Egyptian Center for Women’s Rights welcomed the resolution of the Minister of Interior, Major General Mansour al-Issawi, to give the Egyptian nationality to sons and daughters of Egyptian women married to Palestinians. The resolution crowned the efforts of women’s rights NGOs, which fought for the right to give the nationality to children of Egyptian women … Continue reading

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The Egyptian Center for Women’s Rights Condemns the exclusion of women from being appointed as new governors

(Cairo, April 17, 2011) Changing a number of governors without having any woman among them was disappointing and contradictory to the principles of citizenship, justice and equality – principles which the 25th of January revolution demanded. It was especially disappointing as there was an announcement that for the first time there will be a woman governor. This exclusion occurred after … Continue reading

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The necessity of considering women’s rights an integral part of human rights and setting them on the agenda of the new Council for Human Rights

(Cairo, April 13th, 2011) The Egyptian Center for Women’s Rights and the Egyptian Coalition for Civil Education and Women’s Participation received the news of the reformation of the National Council for Human Rights with great satisfaction: The appointments were fair, included the most distinguished people of the society in all fields and members with broad experience in the field of … Continue reading

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The victory of the Revolution shall be achieved by Preserving human rights and not by repealing them

(Cairo, April 7, 2011) The Egyptian Center for Women’s Rights and the Egyptian Coalition for Civil Education and Women’s Participation follow up the regressive calls for repealing the social laws in Egypt such as the personal status code and the children’s code in a great worry. These codes were previously amended in order to guarantee the rights of human-beings, including … Continue reading

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