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Egyptian Women in 2015 Parliamentary Elections

Fighters On The Individual System, Warriors On the Electoral Lists Report on Egypt’s Parliamentary Elections 2015 Prepared by Research Unit • Ghada Lotfy • Sahar Salah • Amal Sakr • Ahmed Mohamed • Hanaa Ahmed • Dina Hussein • Amany Samy International Relations Unit • Noha Farag • Heba Lotfy • Mariam Mecky • Nehal Ali Edited by Nehad Abol-Komsan … Continue reading

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12 successful female candidates on individual seats out of 18

Cairo, 3rd of December 2015 12 successful female candidates on individual seats out of 18 Initial results of the run offs of the second stage of Egypt’s Parliamentary Elections The run -offs for the second stage of Egypt’s Parliamentary elections 2015 concluded on Wednesday, 2nd of December, with 18 female candidates running out of 462 representing 4.22%. The initial results … Continue reading

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Exploiting women through mobilization and vote-buying

Cairo 22 November 2015 Exploiting women through mobilization and vote-buying Money rules in the 2nd half of 1st day of Egypt’s Parliamentary elections 2nd stage After the first day of the second stage of Egypt’s Parliamentary elections 2015, ECWR observed that women were very exploited through buying their votes with money from 50 to 200 Egyptian Pounds, based upon the … Continue reading

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Distant locations of polling stations limit women voting

Cairo November 23, 2015 Distant locations of polling stations limit women voting The second day of the second phase of Egypt’s parliamentary election was characterizedby theongoing exploiting women through vote buying and influencing them in favor of a specific candidate or political party. Besides, there remainssome administrative errorsled some women torefrain from casting their vote. Some female voters complained of … Continue reading

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Exploiting women through mobilization and vote-buying

Cairo 22 November 2015 Exploiting women through mobilization and vote-buying Money rules in the 2nd half of 1st day of Egypt’s Parliamentary elections 2nd stage After the first day of the second stage of Egypt’s Parliamentary elections 2015, ECWR observed that women were very exploited through buying their votes with money from 50 to 200 Egyptian Pounds, based upon the … Continue reading

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8.39% percentage of women running in the second stage of Egypt’s Parliamentary elections

Cairo 22 November 2015 Continuing the monitoring of Egypt’s Parliamentary election from a gender perspective in the framework of the Egyptian Center for Women’s Rights (ECWR) operation room, ECWR follows up on the voting process for the second stage of Egypt’s Parliamentary elections, which is taking place 22nd and 23rd of November. This stage includes Cairo, Qalioubiya, Daqahliya, Menoufiya, Gharbiya, … Continue reading

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27 women won on Party lists, 12 in the run offs and women overthrow Salafist Nour Party

Cairo 22 October 2015 Results of first stage of Egypt’s Parliamentary Elections 2015 from a feminist perspective: 27 women won on Party lists, 12 in the run offs and women overthrow Salafist Nour Party In its framework of monitoring elections from a gender perspective, the Egyptian Center for Women’s Rights (ECWR) operating room monitored the preliminary results of the first … Continue reading

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Money leads the way in the second half of the first dayin Egypt’s Parliamentary Elections 2015

Cairo 18th October 2015 Money leads the way in the second half of the first dayin Egypt’s Parliamentary Elections 2015 In its framework of monitoring elections from a gender perspective, the Egyptian Center for Women’s Rights (ECWR) field observers continue to followup on the first day of two days first stage of voting in Egypt’s Parliamentary Election 2015 reporting the … Continue reading

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Quietness characterizes the first hours of Egypt’s Parliamentary Elections 2015

Cairo 18th October 2015 Quietness characterizes the first hours of Egypt’s Parliamentary Elections 2015 In its framework of monitoring elections from a gender perspective, the Egyptian Center for Women’s Rights (ECWR) follows up on the first stage of voting in Egypt’s Parliamentary Election 2015, which takes off on the 18th of October covering 14 governorates. The 14 governorates include “Giza, … Continue reading

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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 final report of 2011 – 2012 parliamentary elections

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What Women Lost and What Egypt Lost

Although there are not constitutional and legal restrictions on women’s political participation in the political parties, in the parliament, and in the government, the constitutional system and legal one have established the state of citizenship and equality in Egypt. However, there is a gap between the law of state and the law of customs and traditions in Egypt and the … Continue reading

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Egyptian Women in the 2011 Parliamentary Election First Phase “The Nomination Phase”

(Cairo, 30 October 2011) During the Nomination Phase of the 2011 Parliamentary Election, the ECWR Operations room which monitors the Parliamentary Election from a gender perspective has observed many abuses and violations which occurred against women and prevented some of them from being nominated. Therefore, ECWR is organizing a press conference on Monday October 31, 2011 at 12:00 p.m. at … Continue reading

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ECWR prepared its Operation Room for the Monitoring of the 2011 Parliamentary Election from a gender Perspective

(Cairo, 14 September 2011) In its continuing effort to enhance women’s role in the Egyptian political sphere and follow the mechanisms and means that guarantee equality in women’s representation, ECWR is going to monitor the 2011 Parliamentary and Shoura Elections from a gender perspective. For this purpose, ECWR is preparing its Operation Room that will be in charge of the … Continue reading

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Report: The final report of 2010 parliamentary elections – in Arabic

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Egyptian Women in the Parliamentary Elections 2010 First Phase: “Nomination Phase”

ECWR has continued tomonitor the elections from a qualitative perspective. It received many complaints during the nomination phase, when the monitoring elections operations room found many violations against women that prevented nominating some of them in the time of nomination. The violations were as follows: The common feature was the lateness of committees and taking the papers from candidates in … Continue reading

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Parliament 2010 Election Monitoring without Official Monitors

The High Committee for Elections refused to give the Egyptian Center for Women’s Rights (a member of the Egyptian Coalition for Monitoring the Legislative Elections of 2010) permission to monitor the parliamentary elections. It gave permission to only 16 monitors out of the 90 who requested it. ECWR was supposed to obtain official permission to monitor the elections from a … Continue reading

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An Appeal from women’s polling stations: Forging ballots is the norm.

The Egyptian Center for Women’s Rights monitored the runoff elections today on December 5th, 2010 from a gender perspective in women’s polling stations. Twenty-nine female candidates participated in the runoff elections for quota seats: 18 from the National Democratic Party, 11 independent candidates in 9 governorates, and one candidate on a regular seat from NDP. ECWR’s operations room received several … Continue reading

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The Egyptian Center for Women’s Rights is monitoring the parliamentary runoff elections from a gender perspective

(Cairo, December 5, 2010) In continuing its efforts to enhance women’s role in the political sphere and in following the mechanisms and means that guarantee equality in women’s representation, ECWR is monitoring women’s role in the runoff elections of December 5th 2010. Twenty-nine female candidates are competing for quota seats: 18 NDP female candidates, 11 independent female candidates. The runoff … Continue reading

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The Egyptian Center for Women’s Rights is monitoring the parliamentary runoff elections from a gender perspective

In continuing its efforts to enhance women’s role in the political sphere and in following the mechanisms and means that guarantee equality in women’s representation, ECWR is monitoring women’s role in the runoff elections of December 5th 2010. Twenty‐nine female candidates are competing for seats in this runoff election: 18 NDP female candidates, 1 female candidate of Al Wafd Party, … Continue reading

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The second press release “An increase in the price of women’s votes in the election’s closing hours”

Yesterday the Ministry of Interior detained a number of male and female employees in  Qualiubia, in Al Kanater Al Khairia, to guarantee that they would participate in the  elections and vote for NDP candidates. There was dissatisfaction among employees as they were banned from going home, even though they said they would vote for the NDP candidates. The male employees … Continue reading

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The Egyptian women in the parliamentary elections of 2010

Female candidates of the National Democratic Party complain of Parties’ exploitation of them ECWR has been continuously monitoring the legislative elections of 2010 from a gender perspective with concern for Egyptian women, her achievements and political participation. ECWR received many complaints from female candidates of the National Democratic Party, the governing party, who were excluded from nomination in the upcoming … Continue reading

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The 2nd Report concerning the Appeal Phase the Status of Egyptian Women in the Parliamentary Elections of 2010

Protests moved to NDP members & the other political parties (Cairo, November 14, 2010) Protests began in the National Democratic Party because of the exclusion of many candidates from nomination without any logical reason. These protests spread to other political parties and for other reasons. The following are the most prominent appeals made by the female candidates. They have been … Continue reading

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A report on women in the 2010 parliamentary elections Appeal Phase The uncontested winning of NDP’s female candidate The excluded candidates support Muslim Brotherhoods ones in other governorates

(Cairo, November 13, 2010) Appeal phase: The battle of appeal began in all governorates after the lists of male and female candidates were issued. Courts began to receive requests for appeal and making decisions about them. The appeals reached to the highest in the last day of receiving appeal requests. The final statistics of the supreme committee of elections found … 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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