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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Sound, silence and the space between

Source: Madamasr Author(s): Ash Moniz Original Link: https://www.madamasr.com/en/2018/06/13/feature/culture/sound-silence-and-the-space-between/ With art biennales around the world, a certain economy of artistic production, representation and opportunity is mapped out, usually prioritizing global “centers” and capital city pit-stops for jet-setters. However, there is one biennale that has...

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Exposing State Hypocrisy: Sexual Violence by Security Forces in Egypt

Source: FIDH Author(s): N/A Original Link: https://www.humanite.fr/sites/default/files/files/documents/egypt_report.pdf Since the military takeover in July 2013 and resumed control by the army and the police, there has been a surge in sexual violence perpetrated by the security forces in Egypt. While sexual violence has long been a characteristic of state violence, today it indiscriminately...

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Raising the Stakes: Implications of a Second Sisi Term

Source: The Tahrir Institute Author(S): TIMEP Original Link: https://timep.org/special-reports/raising-the-stakes-implications-of-a-second-sisi-term/ Summary: Egypt’s 2018 presidential elections offer little illusion of any outcome than incumbent Abdel-Fattah el Sisi’s certain reelection to a second term; any expectation for free and fair elections was lost after four years of unprecedented...

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Five Limits to Women’s Freedom in the Arab World

Source: Friedrich Naumann Foundation Author(s): Hend Shaheen Original Link: https://mena.fnst.org/content/five-limits-womens-freedom-arab-world The status of women’s freedom across the Arab region has always undergone heaps of critiques. Nevertheless, ratios and forms of gender-inequality vary from country to country according to social and cultural customs as well as legal provisions. While...

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Working Paper- Does Maternal Employment Affect Child Nutrition Status? New Evidence From Egypt

Source: Economic Research Forum Author(s): Ahmed Rashad, Mesbah Sharaf Original Link: http://erf.org.eg/publications/does-maternal-employment-affect-child-nutrition-status-new-evidence-from-egypt/ Abstract: Despite that maternal employment can increase family income, several studies have suggested that it has adverse health consequences on children. The literature on the effects of maternal...

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