“No One Cared He Was A Child”

Source: Human Rights Watch Author(s):  Human Rights Watch & Belady: An Island for Humanity  Original Link:  https://www.hrw.org/report/2020/03/23/no-one-cared-he-was-child/egyptian-security-forces-abuse-children-detention Since the Egyptian army forcibly removed Egypt’s first elected president, Mohamed Morsy, in 2013, the government of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has greenlighted a...

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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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EMPLOYMENT TRANSITIONS OF YOUTH AND MENTAL HEALTH IMPLICATIONS IN EGYPT

Source: Economic Research Forum Author(s): Maye Ehab Original Link:  http://erf.org.eg/publications/employment-transitions-of-youth-and-mental-health-implications-in-egypt/ Youth in Egypt suffer from high rates of unemployment and inactivity. They are also heavily affected by the widespread use of informal employment. This paper addresses the effects of employment transitions on the health of...

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Vision of the Egyptian Political System for Education

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Amgad Hamdi Original Link:  https://en.eipss-eg.org/vision-of-the-egyptian-political-system-for-education/ The policies that governed the education process in Egypt after July 1952 have led to deterioration of the education project as a choice for building the renaissance and progress of the Egyptian State. Although education flourished during...

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Assessment of Egypt’s New Education Reform System

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Amgad Hamdi Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/assessment-of-egypts-new-education-reform-system/ No partial experience of reforming the education system will succeed even if depends on in-depth studies since the whole thing does not go unilaterally but remains subject to the general structure that governs development of the educational...

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Behind Deterioration of Egypt’s Education System

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Amgad Hamdi Original Link:  https://en.eipss-eg.org/behind-deterioration-of-egypts-education-system/ The policies adopted by the Egyptian regime have contributed to the declining performance and outputs of the Egyptian educational system, which led to the low ranking of Egypt on the international indices in this regard. The main causes that...

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Challenges for Egypt’s Fragile Stability

Source: Atlantic Council Author(s): Alessia Melcangi and Giuseppe Dentice Original Link:  https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/menasource/challenges-for-egypt-s-fragile-stability The death of Mohamed Morsi on June 17, the only president ever instated through democratic elections, arrived as a reckoning in post-revolutionary Egypt. It can be easy to read this dramatic event as the ideal...

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Youth Empowerment towards Political Change

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Marim Ali Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/youth-empowerment-towards-political-change/ Lots of government policies promised young Egyptians a better future from the time the newly elected president Al-sisi reached authority. While the 2011 revolution came out as a collective action against decades of oppression, corruption and total...

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Socioeconomic Status and the Changing Nature of School-to-Work Transitions in Egypt, Jordan and Tunisia

Source: Economic Research Forum Author(s): Ragui Assaad, Caroline Krafft and Colette Salemi Original Link: http://erf.org.eg/publications/socioeconomic-status-and-the-changing-nature-of-school-to-work-transitions-in-egypt-jordan-and-tunisia/ This paper examines the evolution of initial labor market outcomes across cohorts of school leavers by education and socioeconomic status in Egypt, Jordan...

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Perceptions of Service Access in a Context of Marginalization: The Case of Young People in Informal Greater Cairo

Source: Economic Research Forum Author(s):  Maia Sieverding, Rania Roushdy, Rasha Hassan and Ahmed Ali Original Link:  http://erf.org.eg/publications/perceptions-of-service-access-in-a-context-of-marginalization-the-case-of-young-people-in-informal-greater-cairo/ In Egypt it is estimated that the majority of the country’s 40 million urban residents, which include 11 million young people, live...

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Egypt’s Lost Academic Freedom

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Amy Austin Holmes and Sahar Aziz Original Link: https://carnegieendowment.org/sada/78210 In his speech at the American University in Cairo (AUC) on January 10, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo highlighted the inherent connection between academic freedom and economic development. He called on Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to “unleash the creative energy...

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False Promises to Egyptian Youth

Source: Carnegie Endowment Author(s): Mahmoud Farouk Original Link: http://carnegieendowment.org/sada/74878 On November 4, Sharm El Sheikh hosted the World Youth Forum, the sixth in a series of conferences Egypt has held since October 2016 intended to assure the national and international community that it is working tirelessly to build bridges of trust with Egyptian youth. For

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