Women Rights

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."

15 Egyptian laws, rulings that protect, support, empower women

Sun, 03 Mar 2019 - 11:49 GMT

In celebration of the Month of Women, March, Egypt Today looks at the top 15 rulings and laws that protect women.

Egyptian laws protecting women

Fri, 21 Dec 2018 - 11:06 GMT

The two main legislative documents protecting and supporting women are the Egyptian Constitution of 2014, and the Criminal Code of 1937 and its amendments.

5 rights Saudi women acquired in a year

Tue, 27 Nov 2018 - 04:34 GMT

Since coming to office, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has taken several procedures to boost women's position in the Saudi society

A look at UNSC’s Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 - 12:22 GMT

The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women will take place on November 25, 2018.

I am a proud feminist: Antonio Guterres

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 - 08:00 GMT

Guterres praised the vital role of the CSW to erase stereotypes and fight discrimination limiting women’s and girls’ opportunities.

Learn the facts about rural women and girls

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 - 01:29 GMT

Rural women face multiple forms of discrimination as they have limited access to land and productive resources despite doing most of the household care

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