Displaying 1 - 20 of 62.
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...
Mursī congratulated Ambassador Nabīla Makram, Minister of Immigration, on launching the "Egypt Can" Foundation, stressing that Makram is an honorable example of the Egyptian woman who managed to reach and succeed in the most important files in the country.
Dr. Saḥar Naṣr, the Minister of Investment and Co-operation, took part in a council on the rise of the Arab woman, including events of the World Economic Forum at the Dead Sea in Jordan. Safāna Rabīʿ Dahlān, Human rights activist and lawyer in Saudi Arabia, and Princess Dīnā Miraʿad, Jordanese...
Dr. Māyā Mūrsī, Chairperson of the National Council for Women, spoke at the opening session of the conference entitled "Empowering Young Women Leaders from Local Councils ... Voices of Women: Stage Two." The conference was organized by the Egyptian Center for Women's Rights, which strives to equip...
Egyptian women have entered into all fields and held many positions to demonstrate their ability to lead and achieve success. In an unprecedent event, a woman is competing with men for the official post as Shaykh al-Balad or ‘Chief of the Village’ in a Beni Suef village.
The women of Egypt: they strove for their political rights and they conducted campaigns for the sake of having women representatives in the committee formulating the Egyptian Constitution of 1954. They were able to have their representatives in the Parliament, at the time known as the National...
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,...

Pages

Subscribe to