Women Rights

Interview - Brotherhood lacked faith in women as ‘useful force’ in society: Amb. Mervat Al-Talawi

Sat, 24 Jun 2023 - 08:13 GMT

Ten years have passed since the June 30 Revolution took place, and as we celebrate this month the anniversary, we also recall the spirit of this uprising that meant to build a homeland, correct a path and open horizons of dream and hope for millions of Egyptians.

Why do we celebrate Women's Day on March 8th?

Wed, 08 Mar 2023 - 09:53 GMT

Every year, women celebrate International Women's Day. Various institutions celebrate this day, but not many know where the idea of celebrating International Women's Day came from.

Arab Women Organization holds workshop addressing 'increasing violence against women

Wed, 30 Nov 2022 - 10:58 GMT

The workshop will be held in person at the organization's headquarters, and a number of experts will virtually participate in via the Zoom application.

Maya Morsi highlights importance of focusing on women role in labor market: conference

Wed, 29 Jun 2022 - 02:09 GMT

Maya Morsi pointed out that women have broken barriers in many fields, despite that, there are many obstacles facing women in the labor market.

All appointed Egyptian female judges to sit on judiciary podium for 1st time March 5th

Wed, 02 Mar 2022 - 11:58 GMT

All female judges, who were recently appointed at the State Council, will sit on the judiciary podium with their fellow judges as of March 5th for the first time, marking a historic move by Egypt to empower women with powers and competencies as judges.

A Sustainable Feminist Recovery

Tue, 01 Mar 2022 - 09:40 GMT

The cascading crises of recent years have highlighted how women’s leadership is more crucial than ever.

UN resident coordinator in Egypt praises ‘Haya Karima’ projects that raise living standards of millions of citizens

Wed, 25 Aug 2021 - 10:01 GMT

UN Resident Coordinator in Egypt Elena Panova praised the projects implemented under “Haya Karima” initiative that serves the needy villages across Egypt, expressing her desire to participate in the initiative’s projects.

For 1st time, Egypt appoints female judges in State Council, General Prosecution

Sun, 14 Mar 2021 - 01:37 GMT

The decision came upon President Abdel Fattah El Sisi’s directives on International Women Day regarding the empowerment of women.

First Lady: Egypt achieves breakthrough in empowering women in recent years

Thu, 11 Mar 2021 - 02:40 GMT

Egypt approved a package of law amendments to protect Egyptian women like, the First Lady said.

Viral story: Revealed video shows harasser luring girl into Maadi building

Tue, 09 Mar 2021 - 03:19 GMT

A surveillance camera on street revealed Tuesday footage showing Maadi harasser luring a young girl into a residential building, before sexually harassing her inside.

Egyptians angry after camera caught man sexually assaulting a girl

Tue, 09 Mar 2021 - 11:16 GMT

A surveillance camera in a residential building in Maadi district showed a man sexually harassing a girl.

NCW’s Maya Morsy appeals to parliament to quickly pass Egypt’s new FGM law

Tue, 02 Feb 2021 - 12:21 GMT

This comes in a quick response to a recent case of a 15 year old girl who arrived at a hospital after being subject to FGM; the father and the nurse were arrested and remain in custody pending investigations.

Mashat: COVID-19 accelerated reforms to eliminate gender gap, empower women

Mon, 30 Nov 2020 - 02:05 GMT

Egypt’s International Cooperation Minister Rania Mashat assured, on Monday, that women's empowerment is a key factor in the implementation of the national development plan that Egypt seeks to carry out.”

Egypt's National Council for Women, UN Women hold public screenings of 'Between Two Seas'

Sun, 29 Nov 2020 - 02:13 GMT

The series of public screenings commenced in Qena governorate, where two public screenings were organized on November 27-28.

OIC's Women Development Organization conference tackles gender equality

Fri, 23 Oct 2020 - 10:06 GMT

The director of the Women's Department at the Ministry of Women, Family and Solidarity in Burkina Faso praised the great effort exerted by the Egyptian government and the OIC General Secretariat for the organization to start its activities.

Full text of President Sisi's speech on the 25th Anniversary of Beijing +25 on Women

Fri, 02 Oct 2020 - 01:58 GMT

Egypt celebrated the 100th anniversary of Egyptian women's participation in public life, Sisi said, noting that the percentage of Egyptian women's representation in the Egyptian Parliament by 25 percent.

3 Egyptian defendants in Fairmont rape case arrive in Cairo after extradited from Lebanon

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 - 12:42 GMT

Three fugitive Egyptians who are accused raping a girl in 2014 in the notorious case known as “Fairmont Case” arrived at Cairo International Airport after their deportation from Lebanon at Interpol Egypt’s request.

Egypt's National Council for Women calls on girls to quickly report harassment crimes

Sat, 04 Jul 2020 - 04:40 GMT

The National Council for Women announces its full support for the girls who are victims of harassment and rape, and it calls upon them to quickly report the crimes that were circulated on Instagram.

Egypt's National Council for Women follows rape, harassment accusations by group of women against young man

Thu, 02 Jul 2020 - 04:22 GMT

The council called on concerned bodies to investigate the issue, and take necessary measures.

Confidence coach: World Youth Forum's goals divinely align with my career

Wed, 11 Dec 2019 - 10:18 GMT

“I've always viewed Egypt as an Empire. A sacred place where my ancestors were born and worked hard to get me where I am today."