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Thursday, December 08, 2011
International conference: Options for women's political participation.
    Background At the beginning of the 21st century, over 95 per cent of the world’s countries have granted women the two most fundamental democratic rights: the right to vote and the right to stand for election. However, universal suffrage has...
Thursday, September 29, 2011
CAMPAIGN SCHOOLS PREPARE EGYPTIAN WOMEN TO RUN FOR OFFICE
During Egypt’s revolution, thousands of women joined men in the streets to promote democratic reform. Now, as the country prepares for its first post-revolution parliamentary elections this fall, women are seeking to participate equally in the...
Monday, July 25, 2011
Coalition Building & Women’s Empowerment
The meeting will be with Ms. Ms. Zaida Aguedas Ms. Zaida Arguedas has served as Deputy Executive Director of the League of Women Voters of the United States and as Director of its Global Democracy Programs since March 2000.  Under Ms. Arguedas’...
Friday, May 27, 2011
ROUNDTABLE “Pathways for Women in Democratic Transitions” International Experiences and Lessons Learned
Tweet We will also be live tweeting the event please use #PWDT to tweet. Live Stream of the event The purpose of this event is to hold a comprehensive 1 day international Roundtable, bringing together experts from around the world, to share and...
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Egypt: "Towards a fair representation of women in the elected councils: Proportional representation list system"
The Egyptian Center for Women's Rights will hold a seminar entitled "Towards a fair representation in the Parliament" on Monday, April 4, 2011.  Numerous male and female participants including heads of parties, political experts, legal experts,...
Friday, March 11, 2011
EGYPT: Constitutional Referendum
Following the events of the past few months, Egypt will hold a referendum on March 19th to change some amendments in certain articles in 1971constitution.  The main proposed changes would shorten the presidential term from six to four years, while...
Wednesday, February 02, 2011
Egyptian Women Lay Claim to Revolutionary Role
Women who have been joining the Egyptian protests to oust Mubarak minimize the risk that the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood could dominate a future government. If the revolution succeeds, they look forward to playing a part in the transition. We...
Monday, September 27, 2010
Women in Politics: Are Women’s Rights Possible to Debate in the Political Sphere?
Women’s rights activists, feminists and politicians examined together alternatives and meanings of gender equality politics and produced Conclusions and Recommendations.The general conclusions and the way ahead from the previous Seminar can be...
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Egypt’s First Female President: Why not?
In the event of the upcoming Parliamentary Elections, the participation of women in politics and business has again topped the government agenda and public debate. On one hand, Law 38 of 1972 on the Egyptian People's Assembly (Lower House) was...
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Highlights from the launch of iKNOW Politics in Arabic
IKNOW Politics partners launched the site in Arabic in Amman, Jordan, opening it to millions of new users in a region where women are under-represented politically. Approximately 150 women leaders, political candidates, activists and representatives...
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Women and the 21 Century - Feminist Alternatives
The building of a WORLD of solidarity, peace and equality means raising consciousness as to the essential links that exist between the struggle against neo-liberalism and the defence of a secular culture, between the struggle against patriarchy and...
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Gender, cities and local governance in the Arab world
The symposium « Gender, cities and local governance in the Arab world and in the Mediterranean region» aims to study urban development by focusing on gender issues and the role of women in this process because social norms related to gender are...
Tuesday, May 05, 2009
Discussion Meeting: Do not simply think about the future but prepare for it!
Discussion group about volunteerism and civil society and its role in the community. Mrs. Nehad Abul Komsan will explain how to utilize this concept in discovering ourselves, our orientation and capacity and build a good knowledge base for the...
Thursday, September 13, 2007
The Women’s Movement in Egypt, with Selected References to Turkey
This report discusses the historical backgrounds and contemporary contexts of women’s movements in Egypt and Turkey. It describes the potential of women’s movements to become a force for democratization in the contemporary Middle East and a champion...
Friday, February 16, 2007
Building Democracy in Egypt: Women's Political Participation, Political Party Life and Democratic Elections
This report is the result of a project carried out by International IDEA and the Arab NGO Network for Development (ANND), aimed at discussing democratic reform in Egypt, Jordan and Yemen. It focuses on three main themes: electoral system reform,...
Friday, February 16, 2007
Building Democracy in Jordan: Women's Political Participation, Political Party Life and Democratic Elections
This report is the result of a project carried out by International IDEA and the Arab NGO Network for Development (ANND), aimed at discussing democratic reform in Egypt, Jordan and Yemen. It focuses on three main themes: electoral system reform, the...

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