Egypt: Spate of ‘Morality’ Prosecutions of Women

Source: Human Rights Watch Author(s): Human Rights Watch Original Link: https://www.hrw.org/news/2020/08/17/egypt-spate-morality-prosecutions-women Egyptian authorities have since late April 2020 carried out an abusive campaign targeting female social media influencers on charges that violate their rights to privacy, freedom of expression, and nondiscrimination, Human Rights Watch said today...

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Egypt’s TikTok Crackdown and “Family Values”

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Basil El-Dabh Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/egypts-tiktok-crackdown-and-family-values/ This past month, the Economic Court in Cairo sentenced two women, Haneen Hossam and Mawada al-Adham, to two years in prison and a fine of 300,000 Egyptian pounds ($18,750) each, on charges of “violating family values and...

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The Controversy of Banning Niqab in Public in Egypt

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Ishak Ibrahim Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/the-controversy-of-banning-niqab-in-public-in-egypt/ Calls for banning the niqab (the full face veil) in public places and state institutions in Egypt have recently re-emerged, gaining momentum after the High Administrative Court rendered a final judgment this past...

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World Report 2020 | Events of 2019

Source: Human Rights Watch Author(s): Human Rights Watch Original Link:  https://www.hrw.org/world-report/2020/country-chapters/egypt The Egyptian government in 2019 passed constitutional amendments that were approved in an unfair referendum in April. The amendments consolidate authoritarian rule, undermine the judiciary’s dwindling independence, and expand the military’s power to intervene...

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Trends and Patterns of Women’s Enterpreneurship in Egypt

Source: Economic Research Forum Author(s): Reham Rizk and Ali Rashed Original Link: http://erf.org.eg/publications/trends-and-patterns-of-womens-enterpreneurship-in-egypt/   This paper conducts a detailed analysis of the trends and patterns of women’s role in household non-agricultural enterprises in Egypt. The paper uses the Egypt Labor Market Panel Survey (ELMPS)...

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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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