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Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Egypt: Council - Women Were Marginalized Under Brotherhood's Rule
Ambassador Mervat Talawi, the National Council for Women's head, called on all countries to recognize the Muslim Brotherhood's crimes to terrorize citizens and cause instability and turbulence in Egypt. Women were the first to suffer for a whole...
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Human Rights Watch: Egypt: Epidemic of Sexual Violence
Egyptian anti-sexual harassment groups confirmed that mobs sexually assaulted and in some cases raped at least 91 women in Tahrir Square over four days of protests beginning on June 30, 2013 amid a climate of impunity. Human Rights Watch has long...
Thursday, July 18, 2013
Egyptian Wants More Women in Politics
Director of Appropriate Communication Techniques for Development (ACT) in Cairo, since 1990 Kamel has prepared Egyptian women to run for political office while advocating laws that uphold women's rights and criminalize domestic violence. During the...
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Sexual violence aims to drive women out of Egyptian politics
Violence against female protesters was a terrifying hallmark of the unrest that led to the fall of the Morsi government. Local NGOs documente more than 100 reports of sexual violence, including rape, between June 30 and July 3, the day of the “coup-...
Monday, July 15, 2013
Women get four key portfolios in new Egypt government
Cairo: Four key ministerial portfolios are set to go to women in Egypt’s new government, for the first time in the history of the conservative country. The line-up of the interim government, headed by liberal economist Hazem Al Beblawi, is...
Tuesday, July 09, 2013
Acting Head of UN Women Lakshmi Puri calls for Egyptian women’s voices to be heard without threat of violence
Egypt’s women have been at the heart of the vibrant civil society movement that continues to press for the rights of all Egyptians. Their participation in public life and the inclusion of their needs and priorities in any political solution is a...
Monday, July 01, 2013
Egypt Tahrir Square Sexual Assaults Widespread, Women's Groups Warn
Operation Anti-Sexual Harassment, an Egyptian women's group set up in the wake of numerous sex attacks during Egypt's first round of protests, said it had 44 reported cases of assault on women in Tahrir Square, the highest number in their history,...
Thursday, June 27, 2013
Report of the Sub-Regional Forum on Women's Participation in Post-Revolution Parliamentary Elections
This report aims at documenting the proceedings of the Sub-Regional Forum on Women’s Participation in Parliamentary Elections in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya; the three Arab countries which are going through a transition period to build democracy, since...
Wednesday, May 01, 2013
Why Women are Losing Rights in Post-Revolutionary Egypt
A backlash against women’s rights emerged in post-revolutionary Egypt. This paper argues that one of the reasons is the fact that former President Mubarak, his wife and son were the key decision makers when it came to women’s rights. These decisions...
Monday, April 22, 2013
Report on Egyptian woman conditions in 2012
A report on the political, civil, economic and social rights of women in Egypt in 2012.   (We invite our users to read the complete report here)
Monday, April 22, 2013
Guaranteeing Equality between Women and Men in the Constitution
A paper on gender sensitive constitution drafting in phases of transition.   (We invite our users to read the complete report here)
Thursday, April 04, 2013
EGYPT: Women in Post- Revolutionary Egypt Must be Free from Fear of Sexual Violence – UN Envoy
A United Nations envoy today expressed dismay at the sexual attacks on women protesters in Egypt, as well as the messages from prominent religious and political leaders that women are to blame. “Egypt’s story in the post-revolutionary period cannot...
Thursday, April 04, 2013
Shura reverses placement of women at top of party lists, Egypt
Shura Council members voted down legislation requiring political parties to display female candidates at the top of party lists. The Legislative and Constitutional Affairs Committee of the upper house of parliament debated on Tuesday the House of...
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Study: 85% of women do not feel a political party represents them, Egypt
A study conducted by market research company TNS shows that from a sample of 500 women from different social classes, 84% feel less secure financially after the 2011 Revolution. Women’s rights activist Shahenda Maqlad said “the entire Egyptian...
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Violence against women in politics
Highlighting news, interviews, resources and events on violence against women in politics
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Egypt: Egyptian women seek broader political role
Human rights activists and civil society organisations continue to seek stronger political representation for Egyptian women in parliament, ahead of elections for the lower house of the legislative authority this year. The Shura Council, which holds...
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Egypt: Women’s groups troubled by draft elections law
The National Front for Egypt’s Women announced its rejection of the draft elections law on Sunday, which does not guarantee any representation for women. After being amended by the Shura Council, the draft elections law was sent to the Supreme...
Saturday, January 05, 2013
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