Civil Society

Green Zone at COP 27 spans over 12K sqm to accommodate civil society: Egypt's PM

Sun, 06 Nov 2022 - 02:58 GMT

Madbouli said that Egypt is keen on making room for everybody, and listening to all views and visions put forward by organizations, individuals, and civil society.

Know more about regulations set for establishing associations in Egypt

Tue, 30 Aug 2022 - 11:45 GMT

Egypt's law that regulates the practice of civil work in the country set a condition for establishing associations, which is having a written statute consistent with the model specified by executive regulations of the law.

Sameh Shokry meets with UNFCCC Admitted NGOs to discuss visions on COP 27

Wed, 08 Jun 2022 - 03:01 GMT

President Designate of COP 27, who is also Egypt's minister of foreign affairs, Sameh Shokry held talks Wednesday with the NGOs admitted by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

7 violations to Egypt's Civil Society Bill that incur fines worth tens of thousands of pounds

Thu, 02 Jun 2022 - 03:26 GMT

Article 95 of the legal bill regulating civil work in Egypt designates seven types of violations to the license issuance conditions.

Senate agrees to extend NGO registration deadline for another year

Sun, 27 Mar 2022 - 01:18 GMT

The Senate has agreed to extend the deadline for NGOs to register under the 2019 civil society law for another year on Sunday.

28K unlicensed NGOs in Egypt become official, 32K others apply to legalize their status

Wed, 19 Jan 2022 - 06:10 GMT

The official referred to Article 2 of law no. 149/2019 providing that unlicensed NGOs must apply on licensing within a year since the foundation date.

Cairo Court of Appeal dismisses 'illegal foreign funding' case against 4 NGOs

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 - 01:46 GMT

As such, the total number of NGOs, cases against which have been dropped, becomes 75.

Coordination of Party Youth and Politicians meets New Zealand ambassador to Egypt, discuss human rights, parliamentary cooperation

Tue, 05 Oct 2021 - 03:19 GMT

Senior members of the Coordination of Party Youth and Politicians (CPYP) met with the New Zealand ambassador to Cairo Greg Louis on Tuesday, where they discussed human rights rights and means to enhance relations.

1M diabetic people in Egypt at risk of amputation given hope by Sound Foot initiative

Mon, 04 Oct 2021 - 12:47 GMT

A total of L.E. 15 million have been allocated to support “Sound Foot” initiative to reduce the risks of diabetes, according to a Monday statement by the Ministry of Solidarity.

20K associations apply to reconcile status per new NGO law

Wed, 29 Sep 2021 - 12:46 GMT

A total of 20,000 associations and NGOs have applied at the Ministry of Solidarity to reconcile their status per the new NGO law, according to a Wednesday report by the ministry.

Egypt’s diplomatic mission to UN in Geneva reviews legal framework governing the civil work

Sat, 08 May 2021 - 03:26 GMT

Egypt’s diplomatic mission to the UN in Geneva: The Civil Work Law does not entail any custodial penalties for violating any of its provisions.

African civil society representatives sign document recommending postponement of 2nd GERD filling

Mon, 12 Apr 2021 - 10:22 GMT

The document, including many recommendations, was signed by the participants at the “Nile for Peace” conference held from 5-11 April in Uganda’s capital of Kampala, a statement by Maat read.

Cairo Appellate Court issues ruling in 'illegal funding to NGOs and civil society'

Tue, 30 Mar 2021 - 02:31 GMT

The justice noted that the first ruling issued on December 5 cleared six NGOs, and did not convict 14 others because the evidence is not sufficient.

9,630 individuals benefited from ‘Mobile Theaters’ initiative from 31 Jan. to Feb. 5

Mon, 15 Feb 2021 - 02:16 GMT

The General Authority for Culture Palaces presented many cultural and artistic activities through the mobile theater of the Aswan Culture Palace, southern Upper Egypt, specifically in the village of Wadi Al-Arab.

Egypt celebrates international day of zero tolerance for FGM

Thu, 04 Feb 2021 - 09:48 GMT

On the occasion of the international day of zero tolerance for female genital mutilation FGM, 6 February, the National Committee for the Eradication of FGM, co-chaired by the National Council for Childhood and Motherhood and the National Council for Women, held a virtual meeting today with the participation of members of the committee in addition to representatives of development partners.

Civil society praises issuing executive regulations for NGOs Act

Tue, 19 Jan 2021 - 08:35 GMT

A number of representatives of the civil society organizations praised issuing the long-awaited executive regulations for the NGOs Act No.149 for Year 2019.

Egypt's Command of People's Defense Forces organizes training for civil society

Sun, 27 Dec 2020 - 12:04 GMT

Officials at the ministries of youth, health, social solidarity, and education also took part in the training delivery.

A child is born every 13.5 seconds in Egypt: civil society

Sun, 13 Dec 2020 - 04:04 GMT

Abdel Qawi's statements came in a conference held to examine possible partnerships between the government and the civil society.

Probe on 20 NGOs in Egypt dropped as judge says no ground for legal claim

Sat, 05 Dec 2020 - 10:51 GMT

A judge from the Cairo Court of Appeal announced the lack of any ground to file a legal claim against 20 civil society organizations, either for insufficient evidence or the absence of offense, in the case known as “foreign funding case”.

Civil society is key partner in Egypt’s int'l financing projects: Al-Mashat

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 - 01:35 GMT

This came during a meeting held between Al-Mashat, and Minister of Social Solidarity Nevin Al-Kabbaj, to discuss expanding cooperation in regards to increasing international development financing to support Egypt’s civil society and expand social protection programs.

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