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12% Women’s Share in the Mehleb’s Government Violation of the Constitution

(Cairo March 2nd, 2014) Egyptian women took part in great numbers in the Revolution of 25 January 2011 and its course correction on 30 June 2013. In fact, Egyptian women have been the mainstay of the political arena over previous years, braving the politically motivated abuse directed at them, such as the sexual harassment of female political activists and of … 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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10 % is Women’s Share in the 50-member Committee for Amending the Constitution

10 % is Women’s Share in the 50-member Committee for Amending the Constitution after 7 % Representation in the Muslim Brotherhood’s Committee (Cairo September 2nd, 2013) The Egyptian Center for Women’s Rights (ECWR) & the Parliament of Defending Women’s Rights denounce the poor female representation in the formation of the 50-member Committee which is 10%. This representation is shocking after … 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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In depth: Back to military rule in Egypt?

CAIRO: There are already a few tanks stationed near the presidential palace in Cairo as protesters continue to demonstrate against President Mohamed Morsi over the draft constitution that is to go to referendum on December 15. Now, as Morsi orders the military onto the streets to “protect state institutions” ahead of the vote, activists and average citizens are fearful it … Continue reading

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Egypt fears for girls, marriage laws in new constitution

CAIRO: If Egypt’s constitution is passed in a popular referendum on December 15, women’s rights and girls’ rights in the country are among the most threatening issues at stake, local NGOs and women’s rights advocates have warned. The Egyptian Association for the Assistance of Juveniles and Human Rights added that Article 70 also does not prohibit child trafficking and sexual … Continue reading

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A Round-table’s Report Women’s Situation in The New Draft of The Constitution

In collaboration with the UN Women, ECWR held a roundtable event on the 2nd of December, 2012 at the Pyramisa Hotel entitled “Women’s Situation in the New Constitution … Rights Not Promises.” 97 participants attended the roundtable, with different affiliations from the following organizations: First: Representatives of Political Parties: The Socialist Party, the Liberal Egyptians, the Liberals, the Party of … Continue reading

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Invitation for a roundtable on the Women’s status in the New Constitution

The Egyptian Center for Women’s Rights ECWR would like to invite you to attend a round-table discussion on “Women’s status in the New Constitution”. During this round-table, the discussion will include the problem of depending on the citizenship article instead of having a special article to guarantee equality between women and men especially after the cancelation of article 68 and … Continue reading

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نهاد أبو القمصان الدستور الجديد يناقش وضع مادة للعبودية والاتجار بالبشر

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Guaranteeing Equality between Women and Men in the Constitution

Egypt, at present, is going through a critical legal situation regarding the Constitution and the time-frame for its drafting, as we find ourselves caught between the hammer of time and the anvil of guaranteeing rights. To overcome this predicament, some constitutional experts try to mitigate this dilemma by improving the image of the 1971 Constitution and selling it to the … Continue reading

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Ensure equality between Men and Women in the constitution ( published in Arabic)

تمر مصر الآت بموقف قانوني متأزم فيما يتعلق بالدستور والمدي الزمني المقرر للإنتهاء من كتابته، حيث نجد أنفسنا ما بين مطرقة الوقت وسندان ضمان الحقوق وللخروج من هذا المأزق يحاول بعض الخبراء الدستوريين التخفيف من تأزم الموقف بتجميل وتسويق دستور 1971 مدعين أن الأبواب الأربع الأولي لا تحتاج إلي جهد كبير وأن ما نحن بحاجة إليه هو تنظيم صلاحيات رئيس … Continue reading

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The Egyptian constitution after the amendments ratified on May 22, 1980 Referendum

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