Tag Archives: Women’s Rights

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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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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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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