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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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Internship Announcement

Internship Title: Digital Marketing intern Employer: Egyptian Center for Women’s Rights (ECWR) Location: Engineers Towers, 2nd Tower, 20th Floor, flat No. 3, Maadi, Cairo Egypt Start date: Immediately This is an exciting opportunity for recent graduates with degree in Digital Marketing to join ECWR’s team and work exclusively on its current national project Women’s Voices. More information about the project … 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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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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Nehad Abo El-Komsan Participates in the fall meetings of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund

Nehad Abo El-Komsan Participates in the fall meetings of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund to Discuss the Gender Equality, Shared Responsibility and the Poverty Reduction (Cairo October 9th, 2014) The World Bank Group & the International Monetary Fund (IMF) hold fall meetings in their headquarters in Washington. Mrs. Nehad Abo El-Komsan participates as a member in the World … Continue reading

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Egyptian Women’s Status Report in 2013

Out of a Gunpowder barrel Egyptian Women’s Status Report in 2013 By The Egyptian Center for Women’s rights Edited by NihadAbol-Qomsan Index Introduction Women’s Status Report for this year will be different somehow, because Egypt was under the Muslim Brotherhood’s (MB) command, where the ousted President, Mohamed Morsi ruled the country at the first part of 2013, then Egypt became … Continue reading

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Hala Shukrallah’s Winning of the Constitution Party’s presidency Broke the Masculine Circles that don’t Consider women as a Main Partner in the Nation-Building

(Cairo February 23rd, 2014) In a light of fair elections that were held in the Constitution party, Dr. Hala Shukrallah won as the party’s presidency with a percentage 53%. This result is a positive change in the values of society. As the Members of General Assembly of the party decided to elect a Coptic woman candidate, this is considered as … Continue reading

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Egypt’s New Constitution a Victory for Women’s Rights to Full Citizenship

(Cairo, December 2nd, 2013) Yesterday the 50-member Constituent Assembly tasked with amending the suspended 2012 constitution came to an end. A preliminary reading of the Constitution, with an eye to safeguarding women’s rights, shows that, as well as the favorable constitutional provisions on economic and social rights, civil and political rights and public freedoms, Egyptian women for the first time … Continue reading

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In Light of the Constitution & the Road map The Future of Women’s Political Participation

Egyptian Women struggled over the 6 decades in order to obtain the right to political participation, which started since the revolution of July 23, 1952 until women got the right to participate as voters and candidates in 1956, and resulted in their first presence within the 1957 parliament with two seats. It is worth mentioning that the percentage of women’s … 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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Shoura Council Seizes Women’s Seats in the Parliament and Kicks Women out of the Political Life

The Egyptian Center for Women’s Rights (ECWR) expresses its deep concern for the Shoura Council’s Legislative Committee endorsement of the Parliamentary electoral law without taking any procedures to enhance women’s participation claiming that this is considered a discrimination against women. The law includes at least one female candidate on each list with no specification to determine its place in the … 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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Convention on the Political Rights of Women

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Women and syndicate participation study in Arabic

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Egypt’s draft constitution a “ticking bomb” for women’s rights

CAIRO: Egyptian women’s groups have again lashed out at the draft constitution to go to a referendum on December 15, saying it is a “ticking bomb” that threatens the very nature of equality and women’s rights in the country. The movements have called the referendum “void” as it “crashes the aspirations of the people and the principles of the revolution”. … Continue reading

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Victory for Human and Women’s Rights The Administrative Court accepted Samira Ibrahim’s Lawsuit against the SCAF to stop the virginity tests

(Cairo, December 28, 2011) ECWR welcomes the ruling of the Administrative Court which accepted Samira Ibrahim’s lawsuit of the 27th of December 2011. The court orders that the execution of the procedure of virginity tests on girls inside military prisons be stopped, and accepted Ms. Ibrahim’s appeal against the SCAF: she underwent the virginity tests after her rest in the … Continue reading

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“Not in my name” Revolution’s women strongly participate in a march against “sectarian strife” and condemn being used in it due to their religion

(Cairo, May 10, 2011) A large number of Egyptian women participated in a march entitled “No to sectarian strife” which appeared with its ugly face in the district of Imbaba. They participated in this march to stress the values of citizenship and tolerance and to prevent the strife that has been witnessed in the district and in many different places … 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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War crime against women in Libya

(Cairo, April 18, 2011) The Egyptian Center for Women’s Rights condemns the inhuman attacks and cases of collective rape of women that have been committed in several Libyan cities by the Qaddafi forces. This may lead to the death of women who live under a tribal system that prefers the killing of raped women, the victims of these massacres. The … 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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Egyptian Women’s Status Report 2010

The Egyptian Center for Women’s Rights Report on the Status of Egyptian Women in 2010 Postponed Rights in the State’s council and Temporary Rights in the Parliament Edited by Nehad Aboul Komsan Chair of ECWR Prepared by ECWR Research Unit NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nation Introduction The refusal of the … Continue reading

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Why and How Long? The Constitutional Rights of Women…Postponed Indefinitely

The Egyptian Center for Women’s Rights was dismayed by the decision made by the State Council judges in the emergency and second meeting of the General Assembly on March 1st 2010. The meeting was a follow-up to the decision of the consultants during the first meeting of the General Assembly held on February 15th, 2010. The consultants reaffirmed the ban … Continue reading

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The Right of Women to be appointed as Judges The Supreme Constitutional Court Refuses to Answer the Question of Common Knowledge

ECWR was pleased by the Supreme Constitutional Court interpretation and ruling that approved the right of women to be appointed as judges in the State Council. This decision was rooted in the principles of justice and law to achieve the equality of Egyptian women by not neglecting her right. The Supreme Constitutional Court resolved the issue of women’s appointment to … 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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