The Egyptian Center for Women's Rights

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…. Read More

16 days Of nonviolence against women

ECWR concludes its activities for the 16-days of activism against GBV

Cairo on December 14, 2015 Egyptian Center for women’s rights concludes its activities for the 16-days of activism against GBV ECWR concluded its activities for 16-days of activism against gender-based violence. Over the 16 days ECWR has initiated 10 raising-awareness events in different governorates organized by coordinators of ECWR’s Women’s Voices Project. The events were… Read More

The Egyptian Center for Women's Rights

ECWR calls the minister of Justice for the application, with no exception, of Law No

The Egyptian Center for Women’s Rights (ECWR) calls the minister of Justice for the application, with no exception, of Law No. 103 for the year 1976 regarding Egyptian woman marrying a foreigner, and to construct a dialogue with civil society about the protection mechanisms for Egyptian Women Egypt’s Minister of Justice has recently issued a… Read More

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ECWR won the Euro-Mediterranean Women’s Foundation prize for advocacy and policy dialogue in the promotion for women’s rights

The Egyptian Center for Women’s Rights (ECWR) won the Euro-Mediterranean Women’s Foundation prize for advocacy and policy dialogue in the promotion for women’s rights

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… Read More

18 candidates in the run-off for the second elections’ phase

Cairo December 1st, 2015 18 candidates in the run-off for the second elections’ phase The candidates compete in mobilizing female voters As the Operations Room of the Egyptian Center for Women’s Rights (ECWR) continues monitoring the parliamentary elections from a gender-perspective, it has been following closely the run-offs that started on the 1st of December… Read More

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ECWR calls for legislation to combat domestic violence on the international day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Cairo 25 November 2015 ECWR calls for legislation to combat domestic violence on the international day for the Elimination of Violence against Women In the light of the Campaign against gender-based violence, the Egyptian Center for Women’s Rights (ECWR) calls on the Egyptian president and the upcoming Parliament to issue legislation to combat violence against… Read More

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… Read More

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…. Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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…. Read More

Women's voices

Invitation to launching conference of A wave of Women’s Voices – 1000 and counting

Cairo August 2015 Invitation to launching conference of A wave of Women’s Voices – 1000 and counting Dear Sir/ Madame, Egypt’s 2014 constitution came as a milestone with regards to women’s rights and women’s political participation as Article (11) ensures proper representation of women in representative assemblies, which resulted in a Parliamentary law allocating 12.5%… Read More

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ECWR welcomes the appointment of a woman to head municipality in Alexandria

Cairo 21 June 2015 ECWR welcomes the appointment of the first woman to head municipality in Alexandria The Egyptian Center for Women’s Rights (ECWR) welcomes the appointment of the first women to head municipality in Alexandria. The Governor of Alexandria Hani Meseiri appointed Soad Helmy on Saturday to ever take over a municipality head position… Read More

Women’s Voices Initiative for the Local Councils

Press Release Women’s Voices Initiative for the Local Councils The local councils are thecornerstone of political life, as they are directly responsible for all the services and the living conditions of citizens. Given the importance of the local councils, the 2014 Constitution granted new powers and parliamentary monitoring tools, so that themembers of the local… Read More

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… Read More

ECWR welcomes the court ruling confirming mother’s right in issuing birth certificates for her children

Cairo 23/3/2015 The Egyptian Center for women’s rights (ECWR) welcomes the court ruling confirming mother’s right in issuing birth certificates for her children The Administrative Court in Alexandria ruled confirming the right of Egyptian mother to issue the birth certificates for her children. ECWR welcomes this step as a new guarantee for the Egyptian mothers,… Read More

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2014 …The Year of Unfulfilled Promises

(Cairo March 10th, 2015) The Egyptian Center for Women’s Rights, in cooperation with Women’s Coordination for Mass Action and The Arab Consultancy Office, launched a press conference under the title “2014, The Year of Unfulfilled Promises”. The conference aimed at presenting and analyzing Egyptian Center’s for Women’s Rights report on women’s status in 2014. Ms…. Read More

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Egyptian women’s status report 2014

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 2014. The report is divided to 4 main sections tackling women’s status in various public domains. These sections are as the following: Firstly: Civil and Political Rights This section tackles women’s role… Read More

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The 2015 Election Witnesses a Decline in the number of Male Candidates Comparing to Female Candidates

(Cairo, February 24th, 2015) The Higher Electoral Commission (HEC) announced a statement that includes the final number of male and female candidates who submitted their nominations documents to run in the 2015 parliamentary elections. The total number is 6467 male and female candidates. Out of the total number, 949 are female candidates and 5518 are… Read More

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The Egyptian Center for Women’s Rights Launched an Interactive Map for Female Candidates of the 2015 Parliament

) ECWR has launched an Interactive Map for the 2015 House of Representatives from a gender perspective. The map’s mission is to monitor and follow up the female candidates starting from their nomination phase till the announcement of final results. ECWR dedicated a page on its website for a gender-sensitive analysis of the parliamentary elections… Read More

Women in Democratic Transition

Women in Democratic Transition

  Egyptian women played a major role in the recent events that took place in the country starting with the 25 January revolution. Aiming at encouraging women to play their part in the democratic transition process in Egypt, “Women in Democratic Transition” project was initiated. “Women in Democratic Transition” is a partnership project between the… Read More

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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… Read More