Women’s Rights

Egypt made an unprecedented leap to promote women's rights: Foreign Ministry Spox

Sat, 26 Nov 2022 - 09:20 GMT

Egypt was the first country worldwide that issued a policy paper on preserving women’s rights during the coronavirus pandemic, says head of the National Council of Women (NCW) Maya Morsy on 8 April 2021.

Egypt’s Sisi sends careful but strong message against justifying domestic violence by popular Islamic scholar

Thu, 04 Nov 2021 - 04:53 GMT

For decades, politicians have avoided any comments on “men of religion” to avoid risking their positions.

Man who took indecent pictures of women at airport to be tried

Wed, 16 Jun 2021 - 06:47 GMT

The man who allegedly took indecent pictures of a woman in Cairo Airport has been ordered detained for four days pending investigations and will be referred to criminal trial

Egypt is 1st country preserves women’s rights amid pandemic: NCW President

Thu, 08 Apr 2021 - 03:59 GMT

“7 percent of Egyptian wives revealed that they exposed to husband violence physically and verbally during the pandemic," she said.

Hamida Khalil, the woman whose date of murder became Egyptian Women’s Day

Mon, 15 Mar 2021 - 04:17 GMT

Hamida Khalil was the first of six Egyptian women who were shot dead on March 16, 1919 by British soldiers while they were protesting colonialism. Today, the date marks the Egyptian Women’s Day.

Egyptian woman worth 100 men: initiative launched to highlight women’s work abroad

Tue, 16 Feb 2021 - 02:07 GMT

“A woman worth 100 men” is a saying that means a specific woman has positive traits that maker make her outweigh not just a man, but a hundred of them. Today, the saying became the name of an initiative launched by the Ministry of Immigration to highlight and support Egyptian women abroad.

6 items in the proposed Women Support Fund law

Mon, 23 Sep 2019 - 12:15 GMT

The project to launch the Women Support Fund has been approved by the Social Solidarity Committee of the parliament to help women breadwinners, debtors, and senior, as well as qualify women to work

In pics: Female passengers at Cairo airport welcomed with flowers

Fri, 08 Mar 2019 - 02:29 GMT

A short film on the Egyptian women’s roles was screened in English language at the Cairo Airport’s terminals, she added.

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.

Uproar over draft law to establish National Council for Men

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 - 07:32 GMT

Tensions are vividly on the rise as a lawmaker looks into proposing an unprecedented draft law stipulating the establishment of a national council for men.

UN Resolution 1325: Significant but lacking

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 - 08:36 GMT

Despite UNSCR 1325 being an essential first step towards reaching equality between women and men, 16 years later, more should have happened since its signing.

World says no to violating girls’ bodies

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 - 09:44 GMT

On the International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM, the #MeToo campaign urged people to use #MeTooFGM on Tuesday to include FGM as an abuse against women.

Art for Advocacy

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 - 09:41 GMT

Our Artist of the Month Donia Nagy is just starting out as an artist, but is already working to promote causes through her designs

Introducing Egypt’s strategy to combat violence against women

Sun, 03 Dec 2017 - 01:10 GMT

Launched in June 2015, the National Strategy for Combating Violence Against Women (NSVAW) is being implemented between 2015-2020.

Violence Against Women: Egyptian laws, policies in place

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 - 12:30 GMT

During the 16 days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, Egypt Today explores Egyptian laws and policies.

43 states support Egypt against terrorism in Union of Mediterranean meeting

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 - 12:28 GMT

Morsi pointed out that improving women’s status in society and their access to all their rights is one of the main factors that will create an informed society.

Can gender quotas contribute to closing gender gap?

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 - 08:22 GMT

Opinions on the effectiveness of gender quotas vary based on their implementation and their effect, even among supporters of women’s equality as potential beneficiaries.

On solutions for women debtors’ plight in Egypt

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 - 02:58 GMT

Tens of thousands of poor Egyptian women spend years in jails not for killing, stealing or even selling drugs, but for borrowing money they can’t pay back.

Manal Agha against domestic violence

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 - 04:47 GMT

Apper on her show with a battered face to raise wareness about Domestic Violence.