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Professor Hoda Awad joined the group for a presentation about the Egyptian constitution. She started by discussing the basics of democracy and constitutions. She explained to us that democracies had six elements or conditions. Firstly, there is the presence of democratic institutions and...
On Monday an Egyptian court ruled in favour of Hudā Naṣr Allāh, a lawyer who had demanded to inherit the same share as her brothers. This historic ruling was praised by many human rights defenders, Copts and women. The human rights lawyer Hudā Naṣr Allāh wrote on her Facebook page, “Finally a...
Māyā Mursī, President of National Council for Women, delivered a speech on the sidelines of the 64th Session of the African Commission on Human Rights in Sharm al-Shaykh, stressing the remarkable progress achieved in the field of woman empowerment and gender equality, and defining this year as a...
The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) is condemning the Egyptian security services for closing the Coptic Church of St. Karas the Tourist [al-Anbā Kārās al-Sāʾiḥ] in the village of Najaʿa al-Ghafīr in the Sūhāj governorate after dozens of Muslim citizens surrounded it and chanted anti-...
The Ministry of Manpower and Immigration continued the “Egypt with you is beautiful” initiative in Alexandria in cooperation with the Fund of financing, training and rehabilitation. The initiative is resumed by holding its second training program for 6 days, to train 45 young men of both sexes with...
The first hours of voting in the referendum to amend the Egyptian constitution, Saturday, witnessed a weak turnout of voters in most governorates.  Attempts to mobilize Copts and women in an effort to confront low voter turnout were evident with the start of Egyptians voting at home.  Voting will...
Dr. Māyā Mursī, head of the National Council for Women, called every Egyptian woman at home and abroad to participate strongly in the referendum on the constitutional amendments.  
Nabīl Ghabriyyāl, a Coptic lawyer in cassation, called on church representatives, who recently met to discuss the new personal status bill for non-Muslims (the new family law for Copts), to draw up a text organizing the distribution of inheritance for Christians.   
For decades now, Egyptian Coptic Christians and Muslims have been citing widely diverging numbers for the percentage of Christians in Egypt. In the absence of reliable, published data, the figures vary wildly, anywhere from 6 to 24 percent of population.
The Egyptian Center for Women's Rights organized a conference entitled "Participation of Women and Youth in Local Councils: a Shift towards Real Democracy."

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