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Ambassador Mirvat Tillāwī, Head of the National Council for Women, stated that during her participation in the population and development conference that was recently held in New York, she felt a regression against women’s rights. She added that this is not only in Islamic countries, but added that...
Intensive contacts between Egyptian feminist movements and Tunisian human rights activists and MPs discuss means and ways to benefit from the Tunisian experience in introducing provisions for the equality in inheritance between men and women.
On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the Diaconia Office for development projects, affiliated to Coptic Catholic Church, organized on Friday a forum on the role of women in the Egyptian society, and the various forms of violence exercised against her.
This paper was prepared by the two interns from India
In a statement released Saturday, six Egyptian women’s organizations condemned the recent harassment and rape incidents committed by members of Ḥizb al-ʿAysh wa al-Ḥurriyya (Bread and Liberty Party). The organizations said that discussions on sexual violence crimes against women in the public...
7 December 2017, by Jasper A. Kiepe and Salma Khamis This article is the second installment in a three-part series: In the first article, we gave an overview on the situation in Egypt with respect to sexual harassment, and violence against women more generally. In this piece, we examine the...
This article is the first part of a series of three on sexual harrasement in Egypt, following in the wake of the killing of a South Korean woman in Siwa: In the first part, we give an overview on the situation in Egypt, in the second part we will examine the legal framework, and in the final part,...
Her father was accused of betraying ʿUrābī and his revolution, and that he was a reason for facilitating the British to enter Egypt. She was also shocked by the death of her brother, who was the one who understood her most, despite her young age. When she was a child, she was forced to marry...
General Director of the Arab Women Organization (AWO), Ambassador Mirvat Talāwī, announced the response of the Grand Imam of al-Azhar, Aḥmad al-Ṭayyib, to a letter that she sent him regarding the issuance of a document clarifying the rights of women, as intended in the Holy Qur'ān and Prophet...
Diplomats described the European Union's statement that " the Egyptian judiciary’s freezing of the human rights organizations' fund stands against the work of civil society" as an insult to the Egyptian authority and against the international rules and laws. The Diplomats claim that there are...
Cairo- A criminal court in Cairo on Wednesday decided to suspend the funds from a Women’s and Human Rights NGO . The court also decided to freeze the assets of the founders of both NGOs. The court ruled to suspend the funds of the organization Naẓra for Women's Studies and freeze the personal funds...
Dr. Māya Mursī, head of the National Council for Women (NCW), confirmed that the phenomenon of harassment has risen significantly across the world. She called on the Waqf (Endowment) Dā'iyāt (Muslim female preachers) to educate mothers about the ethics and values their sons should follow, pointing...
The Centre for Arab Women Training and Research (CAWTAR) launched the Legal and Human Rights of Women and Men: between Equality and Gaps, an online information tool that aims to feature “legal status and rights” compiling laws related to the status of gender and human rights in 20 Arab countries.
Egypt's National Council for Women (NCW) announced that the Legislative Committee has completed a draft law on women anti-violence, to be submitted to the Cabinet for approval, before referring it to the House of Representatives.
President for the National Council for Women (NCW), Ambassador Mervat Tallāwī, said NCW is in the process of establishing an office in Manshiyat Nasr, as part of the Council's keenness to reach women in poor and marginalized areas, and to raise awareness on their legal rights.
Dr. Māya Morsī, head of the National Council for Women (NCW) called on the media and their outlets to support NCW's awareness campaigns that criminalize female circumcision, and to help anti-circumcision organizations in their relevant efforts, saying “Broadcasting awareness campaigns are expensive...
Dr. Heba Hagras, member of the Egyptian parliament and of the parliamentary Committee of Solidarity with Persons with Disabilities, demanded that the world nations include women with disabilities in the sustainable development plans for 2030, stressing that, without this, there will be no real...
The Egyptian Coalition for Child’s Rights (ECCR) requested the return to the issue of Children and their rights to the priorities of the agenda of the Egyptian government, demanding the Egyptian parliament to carry the responsibility for the legal rights of Egypt’s children and to carry out its...
The National Council for Women (NCW) praised the government's decision to amend some provisions of Law No. 77 of 1943 on inheritances, which criminalizes the willful act of denial of inheritance or its proceeds, as well as a penalty of 6-months imprisonment and a fine of 20,000-100,000 EGP.
President of the Egyptian Feminist Union (EFU), Dr. Hoda Badrān, supported the decision of Dr. Jāber Nassār on banning the Nīqāb in hospitals, as first step towards expanding the ban to wear it in other public places, such as schools. The president of EFU confirmed that, besides being the cause...

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