Rural Women in Egypt: Opportunities and Vulnerabilities

Source: Economic Research Forum Author(s):  Caitlyn Keo, Caroline Krafft and Luca Fedi Original Link:  http://erf.org.eg/publications/rural-women-in-egypt-opportunities-and-vulnerabilities/ This paper investigates the lives and livelihoods of rural women in Egypt. Rural women have lower economic participation, by standard measures, than urban women or men. This paper introduced additional...

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The Evolution of Labor Supply in Egypt from 1988-2018: A Gendered Analysis

Source: Economic Research Forum Author(s): Caroline Krafft, Ragui Assaad and Caitlyn Keo Original Link:  http://erf.org.eg/publications/the-evolution-of-labor-supply-in-egypt-from-1988-2018-a-gendered-analysis/ This paper investigates the character of labor supply and especially female labor force participation in Egypt and its evolution over the thirty-year span from 1988 to 2018 using...

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Supporting Women’s Livelihoods in Egypt: Opportunities and Challenges

Source: Economic Research Forum Author(s): Caroline Krafft and Emma Kettle Original Link:  http://erf.org.eg/publications/supporting-womens-livelihoods-in-egypt-opportunities-and-challenges/ In a nutshell: Egyptian women, especially rural women, have low economic participation by standard measures. Standard measures under-estimate the economic engagement of rural women. Married women work a...

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Egyptian Women 6 Years after Sisi’s Access to Power

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Monitoring and Documentation Unit Original Link:  https://en.eipss-eg.org/egyptian-women-6-years-after-sisis-access-to-power/ Since the military coup of July 3, 2013, violations against women in Egypt have unprecedentedly increased. In the past six years, dozens of women have been killed by police forces during sit-ins and protests, and by army...

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An Own Goal in Cairo

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Sherif Mohyeldeen Original Link: https://carnegie-mec.org/diwan/79507 The early exit of the Egyptian national team from the African Cup of Nations tournament in Egypt was considered a double loss by many people in the country. It was a sporting loss, given Egypt’s elimination by South Africa on July 6. But it was also a loss in terms of morals, because

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Women and Gender in the Middle East and North Africa: Mapping the Field and Addressing Policy Dilemmas at the Post-2011 Juncture

Source: Barcelona Centre for International Affairs Author(s): Katerina Dalacoura Original Link: https://www.cidob.org/en/publications/publication_series/menara_papers/final_report/women_and_gender_in_the_middle_east_and_north_africa_mapping_the_field_and_addressing_policy_dilemmas_at_the_post_2011_juncture This report offers a “map” of the diverse situations of women in the post-2011 MENA...

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“Periods in Prison” a campaign calls on the prison authorities to provide cotton-based sanitary pads to female prisoners free of charge

Source: Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights Author(s): Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights Original Link: https://eipr.org/en/press/2019/03/international-womens-day-periods-prison “As a woman, your body is not seen by the law,” noted a former prisoner[1] to EIPR when asked about how she coped with her monthly period while incarcerated. “Your body isn’t seen- that is, until you become...

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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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HUMAN RIGHTS IN EGYPT: REVIEW OF 2018

Source: Amnesty International Author(s): Amnesty International Original Link: https://www.amnesty.org/download/Documents/MDE1299162019ENGLISH.pdf The scope of Egypt’s human rights crisis expanded, as the authorities arrested opponents, critics, satirists, current and former human rights and labour rights activists, journalists, presidential candidates and sexual harassment survivors. The...

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World Report 2019 | Events of 2018

Source: Human Rights Watch Author(s): Human Rights Watch Original Link: https://www.hrw.org/world-report/2019/country-chapters/egypt Since President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi secured a second term in a largely unfree and unfair presidential election in March, his security forces have escalated a campaign of intimidation, violence, and arrests against political opponents, civil society activists...

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The Challenges Facing Egypt’s Female Migrant Workers

Source: The Washington Institute Author(s): Eman Elwarakky Original Link: https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/fikraforum/view/the-challenges-facing-egypts-female-migrant-workers Safiya, 30, wakes up to the sound of her mother yelling, “Get up now or the car will leave without you.” A new morning brings with it the same misery: Safiya is one of thousands of migrant workers in rural...

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