Criminalization of Gender-Based Violence: A Legal Obligation

Source: Wilson Center Author(s): Moushira Khattab Original Link: https://www.wilsoncenter.org/publication/criminalization-gender-based-violence-legal-obligation The COVID-19 pandemic, which spread worldwide in early in 2020, heightened the already grave risks widely faced by women across the MENA region. Women’s rights organizations, helplines, and shelters for survivors of domestic violence...

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Egyptian Women & Labor Force: Challenges and Opportunities

Source: Wilson Center Author(s): Nermine El Saadany Original Link: https://www.wilsoncenter.org/blog-post/egyptian-women-labor-force-challenges-and-opportunities “Inclusiveness” is becoming a widely used concept within different domains. A major barrier to the goal of equitable and sustainable development is rampant unemployment among women and vulnerable groups. The female labor force...

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Women, Work and Covid in Egypt

Source: Wilson Center Author(s): Radwa Elsaman Original Link: https://www.wilsoncenter.org/blog-post/women-work-and-covid-egypt The onset of the COVID-19 the pandemic has seen an increase in the burden of unpaid work in the home, which largely falls to women. This includes monitoring the health of elderly family members, childcare, home-schooling, and household chores. For women retaining...

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The Second Filling of the GERD Reservoir

Source: Wilson Center Author(s): Marina Ottaway Original Link: https://www.wilsoncenter.org/article/second-filling-gerd-reservoir The conflict between Egypt and Sudan on one side and Ethiopia on the other has been simmering for ten years, since Ethiopia started construction of the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) on the Blue Nile in 2011. The Blue Nile (or Abay River to Ethiopians)...

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Abdicating Responsibility: Political Parties in Egypt

Source: Wilson Center Author(s): Marina Ottaway Original Link: https://www.wilsoncenter.org/article/abdicating-responsibility-political-parties-egypt Political parties in Egypt have emerged from the turmoil of the last ten years weakened to the point of irrelevance. Most of them have abdicated the role and responsibility to represent the demands and aspirations of their constituents. Rather...

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Egypt: Making Exceptions Doesn’t End Discrimination Against Women Judges

Source: Wilson Center Author(s): Radwa Elsaman Original Link: https://www.wilsoncenter.org/blog-post/egypt-making-exceptions-doesnt-end-discrimination-against-women-judges Women are still discriminated against concerning access to judicial jobs. Solutions to this discrimination include the strict application of the rule of law. Read more at original link

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Egypt and Ethiopia: The Curse of the Nile

Source: Wilson Center Author(s): Marina Ottaway Original Link: https://www.wilsoncenter.org/article/egypt-and-ethiopia-curse-nile A slow-motion crisis has been developing in the Nile Valley since the Ethiopian government announced the construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) on the Blue Nile ten years ago. Even earlier, the possibility that Ethiopia would build a dam on the...

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Hosni Mubarak’s Dramatic Rise and Fall from Power

Source: Wilson Center Author(s): David Ottaway Original Link: https://www.wilsoncenter.org/article/hosni-mubaraks-dramatic-rise-and-fall-power Hosni Mubarak, who died Tuesday, February 25 at 91, came to power under dramatic circumstances and was overthrown in equally dramatic ones. In between, he ruled Egypt for thirty years with a steady hand, only to leave behind myriad problems...

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Strengthening Egypt’s Refugee Programs

Source: Wilson Center Author(s): Noha Sebaiee Original Link: https://www.wilsoncenter.org/blog-post/strengthening-egypts-refugee-programs-0 Over the past two years the number of registered refugees and asylum seekers in Egypt has increased by 21 percent. Today, Egypt is among the highest destination countries in Africa receiving documented and undocumented immigrants. Many are African...

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Egypt’s Progress Towards Gender Parity

Source: Wilson Center Author(s): Dr. Hala Helmy El-Said Original Link: https://www.wilsoncenter.org/blog-post/egypts-progress-towards-gender-parity Empowering women and integrating them as active participants in the economy is essential to promoting economic and sustainable growth. Our determination has been resolute, with leadership, equality and empowerment deeply woven within Egypt’s...

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Egyptian Women: The Gap Between the Haves and the Have Nots

Source: Wilson Center Author(s): Moushira Khattab Original Link: https://www.wilsoncenter.org/blog-post/egyptian-women-the-gap-between-the-haves-and-the-have-nots It’s hard to talk about the status of Egyptian women in any sector without addressing the gap between the haves and the have nots. While some women continue to make headlines, others are stuck in the doldrums of living below the...

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