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Thursday, September 08, 2016
Civic Rights Organizations in Egypt Propose Amendments to FGM Provision
Local rights groups criticized on Tuesday the legal provision on female genital mutilation (FGM) in its current format, proposing several amendments besides those put forth by the health ministry. Since its issuance in 2008, the legal provision...
Friday, June 06, 2014
Call for concerted global action to end violence against women
Geneva, 6 June 2014 – The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) has welcomed a new Egyptian decree punishing sexual harassment as a first but crucial step to tackle the growing problem of violence against women and urged other countries to do more on the...
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Course: Gender and Revolutions: Rethinking the “Women Question” in the Modern Middle East
Female reformers and revolutionaries were at the forefront of many of the Middle East’s historic sociopolitical movements. These women, members of diverse classes, religious persuasions, and ethnic communities, played key roles in toppling dictators...
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Constitutional amendments 'fairer' to women: Council for Women, Egypt
Egypt's National Council for Women (NCW) said in a statement issued Wednesday that new amendments under-discussion to the currently suspended 2012 constitution are "fairer" to women. The Fundamental Principles subcommittee of the 50-member...
Saturday, January 05, 2013
Call for Application: TechWomen Emerging Leader Now Open!
Eligible TechWomen participants are women who are engaged or rising in professional careers that require significant expertise and knowledge of STEM fields and/or innovative application of these skills, and who already are –or show promise of being—...
Thursday, September 29, 2011
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’...