WORLD REPORT 2022 – Egypt, Events of 2021

Source: Human Rights Watch Author(s): Human Rights Watch Original Link: https://www.hrw.org/world-report/2022/country-chapters/egypt In 2021, authorities escalated the use of the abusive Emergency State Security Courts to prosecute peaceful activists and critics who joined thousands of dissidents already in Egypt’s congested prisons. Courts issued death sentences in mass trials, adding to the...

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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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Sexual Harassment Laws in Egypt: Does Stricter Mean More Effective?

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Habiba Abdelaal Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/sexual-harassment-laws-in-egypt-does-stricter-mean-more-effective/ In Egypt, sexual harassment is a major public threat against women for which there has been no sustainable policy or practice. Such harassment can range from verbal to physical—the latter of which...

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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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Maternal education to curb female genital mutilation: evidence from Egypt

Source: Economic Research Forum Author(s): Mesbah Sharaf and Ahmed Rashad Original Link: https://theforum.erf.org.eg/2021/10/17/maternal-education-curb-female-genital-mutilation-evidence-egypt/ Education is widely considered a protective factor against risky health practices such as female genital mutilation (FGM). This column summarises evidence-based research that evaluates the causal impact...

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Arab Women Political Prisoners Jailed by US Middle East Allies

Source: Arab Center Washington DC Author(s): Sahar Khamis Original Link: https://arabcenterdc.org/resource/arab-women-political-prisoners-jailed-by-us-middle-east-allies/ When President Joe Biden was sworn in on January 20th as the 46th president of the United States, America’s friends in particular hoped that his administration would take a strong moral stand against all human rights...

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Reflecting on the global effort to fight violence against women

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Hafsa Halawa Original Link: http://www.mei.edu/publications/reflecting-global-effort-fight-violence-against-women On March 8, the world came together to celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD), a barometer of annual development on global gender equality. This year, violence against women and women’s protection have been front and center on the...

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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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Women on the Frontline: The Anti-Sexual Violence Movement in Egypt Ten Years After the Revolution

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Habiba Abdelaal Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/women-on-the-frontline-the-anti-sexual-violence-movement-in-egypt-ten-years-after-the-revolution/ Ten years after the revolution, Egyptian women are still raising their voices against sexual assaults and harassment, especially over social media platforms. This...

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The unlikely success of Egypt’s 2011 revolution: A revived women’s movement

Source: Atlantic Council Author(s): Sara Khorshid Original Link: https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/menasource/the-unlikely-success-of-egypts-2011-revolution-a-revived-womens-movement/ There was a time when the women’s cause was not a priority for many Egyptians concerned about the country’s woes. Prior to the 2011 uprising, it was common to believe that all Egyptians outside the ruling...

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Let justice be done: Respect for women’s land rights in the Middle East and North Africa

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Amal Kandeel Original Link: https://www.mei.edu/publications/let-justice-be-done-respect-womens-land-rights-middle-east-and-north-africa Ownership of economic resources is integral to exercising agency and to assuring the human security needed to live free from fear, want, and indignity. In agrarian societies, land and its natural resources are...

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