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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...
In support of the national unity, both the Endowments Ministry and the church launch the “Female Preacher and Nun” Initiative under the slogan “Together in the service of the homeland”. The initiative is aimed at speaking and dialoguing with women through Muslim Female Preachers and Christian Nuns...
Nawāl al-Saʿdāwī talks in this report about the Swedish social leader Anna Sundström.
This paper was prepared by the two interns from India
Before the outbreak of the 25th of January Revolution, women and Copts have been two politically and socially marginalized groups. However, they managed to make their way to political and social engagement. 
"I will adjourn the session, in case anyone breaks the legal, ethical, and fundamental rules of this Parliament": these were the words uttered by Dr. Āmna Nossair, whose thrusting personality had made her most probably best qualified to be the first woman to preside the Egyptian Parliament in its...
`Essām Khalīl, head of the Free Egyptians Party, said that the first provision of legislation and laws governing the role of women were made in the Ancient Egyptian era, the most important of which was marriage legislation, or the sacred bond, in terms of rights and duties based on mutual respect...
Dr. Māya Morsī, president of the National Council for Women (NCW), commented on the report issued by the World Bank's working group on promoting women economic empowerment in business, and on the legal obstacles to achieving women economic empowerment. 
Egyptian member of parliament Marguerite `Āzer has proposed a bill calling for equal punishments for men and women in cases of adultery, a suggestion that has provoked strong reactions among her fellow MPs and political figures.
Mājid `Osmān, member of the National Council for Women (NCW), said that the greatest challenge for the Council is to work on women's economic empowerment through establishing small scale projects in light of the rise of unemployment rate among women in Egypt to 25%.
The Egyptian Center for Women Rights issued a study titled “Means of Female Participation within Local Administrations” where it aimed at studying electoral systems to enable effective participation of women within local administrations, to identify most appropriate systems for the application of...
Background:  Tūjān al-Faīṣal, the first female member of the Jordanian parliament, talks in English about fundamentalism in Jordan, the people’s demand for reforms, a leader and their attitude toward Israel. In Arabic, she speaks about progress in the influence of women in politics. Two unnamed...
Background:  Tūjān al-Faīṣal, the first female member of the Jordanian parliament, is being interviewed and talks about her background, the effects that the Israeli-Jordan peace treaty has on Jordan politics and democracy, pluralism and the role of intelligence in Jordan, legal and judicial...
Hāla Muṣṭafā was born in Egypt in 1958, although Muṣṭafā was appointed to be a member of the new Policies Committee of the National Democratic Party (NDP) in 2002, Muṣṭafā presents herself as an independent writer and thinker more than a party member. This commitment is reflected in her...
The Secretariat of Women for the Egyptian Democratic Party held the second annual conference of women of the party called “Women and Parliament.” The President of the Egyptian Democratic Party asserted at the conference that political Islam does not impose any impediments on women. For his part,...
 Head of the Women Union warns against jeopardizing women’ seats in elections Hudā Badrān, head of the Women Union during the third community talk around the issue of the amendment of election laws, asked for immediate elections to be held as soon as possible. She confirmed her commitment to the...
MP Marianne `Āzer expressed her happiness to cancel the “women quota” in Parliament, adding that she considered the quota for women 'not honorable', confirming that the choice of people in positions must be based on their abilities and expertise, not on their gender.
"I will adjourn the session, in case anyone breaks the legal, ethical, and fundamental rules of this Parliament": these were the words uttered by Dr. Āmna Nossair, whose thrusting personality had made her most probably best qualified to be the first woman to preside the Egyptian Parliament in its...
A final form [draft] of a law on political rights has been approved by the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces and was handed to the interim cabinet. Most importantly, it forbids expatriates to participate in Egyptian elections and removes the previous women quota in parliament. Our society calls...
Du‘ā’ talks about the race for the quota of women’s seats in parliament, which she claims to be – like the whole elections – marred by accusations of violence, vote-buying, and fraud. She visited the female-only poll stations and talked to a few voters who made it clear they were not interested in...

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