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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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Steps Backward: Parliamentary Representation alone is not enough

The Egyptian Center for Women’s Rights (ECWR)’s Women Status Report addresses the developments in Egyptian women’s status in a number of areas in 2015. The report is divided to 4 main sections tackling women’s status in various public domains. click Here to read the Summary of Annual Women’s Status Report 2015.

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Nehad Abol Komsan participates in the 60th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) with a research paper and written/oral interventions

Ms. NehadabolKomsan, lawyer and the chairwoman of the Egyptian Center for Women’s Rights (ECWR) , participates in the 60th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) held in the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 14 to 14 March 2016. In this session, ECWR participates with paper entitled “Status of Women in Egypt … Previous Challenges … 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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ECWR organized the second meeting of the Egyptian Women & Media Forum

(Cairo, April 18th, 2014) ECWR organized the second meeting of the Egyptian Women & Media Forum in order to discuss two of the most important issues raised on the scene now which are the Violence against Women and the Occupational Safety to Journalists. In the framework of ‘The Egyptian Women and Media Forum’ Initiative that was launched by ECWR last … Continue reading

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Out of the Powder Keg (full report)

Report on Egyptian Women’s conditions in 2013 By The Egyptian Center for Women’s rights Edited by Nehad Aboul Qomsan Introduction Women’s conditions’ report for this year will be different somehow, because Egyptwas under the Muslim Brotherhood’s (MB) command, where the ousted President, Mohamed Morsi ruled the countryat the first part of 2013, then Egypt became ruled by the Interim President, … 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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ECWR has welcomed the decision of the Ministry of Interior to establish a special unit in police stations to combat the violence against women

This unit will be specialized in research and investigation of all forms of sexual harassment, beating of women and any other form of violence against Egyptian women. This decision came as a result of the demand of our campaign “Safe Streets for everyone”, which was initiated by the ECWR in 2005 to combat sexual harassment in Egypt. On the legal … 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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Egyptian Women’s Status Report 2009

ECWR Report On Women’s Status in Egypt in 2009 Legislative Amendments Conflicting Policies Social Decline Supervised and Edited By Nehad Abul Komsan Director of ECWR Prepared By ECWR Media and Research Unit Nahed Shehata Amal Sakr Rasha Hassan Between the battle over the veil and women-only taxis, a plan to segregate women began. As the year of 2009 brought about … Continue reading

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