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Tuesday, November 13, 2012
How Have Women's Political Rights Fared in Egypt?
How Have Women'sPolitical Rights Fared in Egypt? Zainab Al-SuwaijExecutive Director of the American Islamic Congress Yassmine ElSayed HaniForeign Affairs Editor and US-based Correspondent for Al Akhbar Daily Newspaper, Cairo Nancy OkailDirector...
Noha el-Mikawy
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Noha El-Mikawy
Noha El-Mikawy is a Governance and Poverty Advisor at the Oslo Governance Centre. She has contributed to UNDP programme and project formulation in the areas of parliamentary strengthening, anti-corruption and public sector reform, judicial reform...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Female Judge Appointments Stir Controversy
In Egypt, a number of women was appointed to the national courts by the Supreme Judicial Council (SJC), the country's highest legal authority. Although a number of prominent judicial figures have spoken out against the decision, rights...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Egypt: Women of the Muslim Brotherhood Rebel
A group of women from the movement has appealed for the right to run for office as members of the movement's council, "to resolve the internal problems of the organisation, play a more important role and participate in political life so that...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Egypt: Sisters Speak Out in Egypt's Brotherhood
The Muslim Brotherhood’s first women’s division, the Muslim Sisters Group, was created in 1932. Since then, women activists have been at the forefront of the social and political struggle of the Muslim Brotherhood movement in Egypt, which...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Egypt: Thanks to Facebook, Young Women Take to Political Activism
In recent years, Egypt has witnessed increasing participation by women in grassroots political activism. Local civil rights advocates attribute the phenomenon to novel means of communication and organisation, especially the social networking...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Egypt: A Revolution for the Egyptian Press?
The sudden change of the Egyptian media is worrying for all those who understand the moral responsibility of the press and the ethics it is supposed to adhere to and respect. It was shocking to see the rhetoric of all the newspapers change...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Egypt: Egyptian women search for place in new government
Egyptian women played a critical role in the revolutionary protests that brought down former president Hosni Mubarak last month. But as Egypt transitions toward a new government, questions are being raised about whether women will gain a...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Egypt: Path to women's equality passes through constitution
Countless women actively participated in the 25 January revolution, which seemed to signal a major shift in women’s role in Egyptian society. But activists say there is still a long way to go toward eradicating gender inequality, starting...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Egypt: Will The Post-Mubarak Egypt Shut Women Out?
About a month after Egypt’s protests, hundreds of Egyptian women returned to Cairo’s Tahrir Square to rally for equal rights and an end to rampant sexual harassment. They were attacked by men shouting at them to go home where they belong, and...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Egypt: Women's Rights Advocate Receives Death Threats
An Egyptian women's rights activist said she received a death threat because of a statement she made about the consequences of canceling the law that gives women the right to initiate divorce. On 14 April, Abul Komsan told Al-Masry Al-Youm...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Egypt: Women's political participation protection
The cancellation of Women's Quota without alternative legal methods that guarantee women's political participation is pushing women back to the zero point While experts are working with the military council to amend the political rights law...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Egypt: Military Source: Law Removes Quota for Women in Parliament, Denies Vote for Expats
A new law on political rights approved by the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces would deny Egyptian expatriates the right to vote and remove the quota for women in parliament, a senior military source said. Despite a previous proposal to...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Arab States: Women After the Arab Spring
16 Mar 2012 - The Arab Spring continues to blow winds of change in the Middle East. There is no doubt the direction these countries are heading in will affect Arab societies and personal rights. But recently, the focus has been on women in the...
Monday, May 21, 2012
Arab States: Feminism and Islamic Perspective: New Horizons of Knowledge and Reform
The event that hosted participants and speakers from Egypt, Middle East, and Europe, had different scopes, one of which is Western Muslim women efforts to be role models working in the field of defending Muslim women rights in their respective...
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Egypt's Women Keep Showing Power in Protest
Egypt's revolution is now often described as hijacked and women's legal rights are seen as vulnerable to an Islamic-style promotion of marriage and family. But in a show of their own force, women keep braving the deadly dangers of street protests....
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Yahoo! Business & Human Rights Summit on Women, Technology and and Social/Digital Media
The Yahoo! Business & Human Rights Program, along with Yahoo! Maktoob, and in partnership with Vital Voices, is hosting a summit in Cairo, Egypt on January 18, 2012. Change Your World! Cairo 2012 will spotlight how women across the Middle East...
Thursday, January 12, 2012
EGYPT: Parliamentary elections
Description of government structure: •Chief of State: President --- --- * •Head of Government: Prime Minister Essam SHARAF •Assembly: Egypt has a bicameral Parliament consisting of the Advisory Council (Majilis Al-Shura) with 264 seats and the...

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