Womens Rights

18K women benefitted from battered women shelters in Egypt: Cabinet

Tue, 12 Apr 2022 - 08:36 GMT

A total of 18,300 women have benefitted from guidance and battered women shelters across the country, which provide legal, social, and psychological consultations, according to a recent statement by the Cabinet Media Center.

Draft law allows mother to report births, toughens penalty of failing to report from LE200 fine to 5K, year in prison

Mon, 28 Mar 2022 - 07:57 GMT

Toughening the penalty of failing to report the birth of a baby in 15 days from a L.E.200-fine to L.E.5,000 and a year in prison is being deliberated in the House of Representative

Why is International Women’s Day celebrated on March 8?

Tue, 08 Mar 2022 - 08:56 GMT

The world celebrates the 8th of March every year as International Women's Day.

6th Aswan International Women Film Festival to honor Somali Hibaq Osman

Thu, 03 Feb 2022 - 10:37 GMT

Ambassador Mervat el-Telawy, chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Aswan Festival, said that Hibaq Osman is one of the most important women's rights defenders in the world.

Draft law: Women can have 2 paid maternity leaves, 3 unpaid leaves for 6 years during career in gov't sector

Thu, 19 Aug 2021 - 04:33 GMT

A new labor bill submitted by the government to the House of Representatives includes important guarantees and benefits in favor of women working in the government sector.

'Bullying incident' by invigilators against dress-wearing student referred to prosecution

Sat, 26 Jun 2021 - 01:48 GMT

President of Tanta University has referred a bullying incident against a student to the prosecution after the issue has gone viral since Tuesday.

American Embassy in Cairo mourns late feminist writer Nawal el-Saadawi

Mon, 22 Mar 2021 - 03:11 GMT

On its official Facebook page, the American Embassy in Cairo mourned the late writer Nawal el-Saadawi, a pioneer, who has paved the way for the feminist movement in Egypt. Saadawi passed away on March 21 at the age of 90.

Why are Egyptian women living their 'golden era' today, according to the government?

Mon, 22 Mar 2021 - 01:48 GMT

Egyptian women are living their “golden era” during the term of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, said President of the National Council for Women Maya Morsy on Sunday.

Sisi expresses deep respect for Egyptian women, reassures them about personal status law

Sun, 21 Mar 2021 - 05:16 GMT

On Mother’s Day, President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi called for a standing ovation for women, emphasizing that they are the “main hero” in the state’s plans and policies.

Farida el-Shoubashy 'exhilarated' at being first woman ever to head parliamentary session

Tue, 12 Jan 2021 - 01:28 GMT

Fariday al-Shoubashy, the oldest lawmaker at the newly sworn House of Representatives, expressed exhilaration at being the first woman ever to head a parliamentary session on Tuesday.

Nazly Mostafa, Seif el-Deen Ahmed released pending investigations of Fairmont Hotel rape case

Wed, 06 Jan 2021 - 12:57 GMT

Nazly Mostafa and Seif el-Deen Ahmed have been released from their detention pending investigation of the notorious gang rape case known as the “Fairmont Hotel incident,” according to a General Prosecution statement Wednesday.

Maya Morsy congratulates survivors of Ahmed Bassam Zaky's crimes on court redress

Tue, 29 Dec 2020 - 06:48 GMT

President of the National Council for Women (NCW) Maya Morsy congratulated the survivors of the sexual crimes of Ahmed Bassam Zaki, a man exposed a few months on social media for his assaults, for their redress in a Tuesday court sentence against him.

Egypt’s Academy of Arts hosts “Women Address Violence” seminar on Dec. 6

Sun, 06 Dec 2020 - 02:15 GMT

The Academy of Arts, in cooperation with the National Council for Women, will host an awareness seminar entitled "Women Address Violence", on December 6 at 1 p.m. in the Academy’s Tharwat Okasha Hall.

Spanish FM awards Egyptian women's rights activist Order of Merit, prioritizes women's empowerment in cooperation agenda

Mon, 19 Oct 2020 - 11:26 GMT

Spanish Foreign Minister Arancha Gonzalez Laya has praised the cooperation between her country and Egypt in the field of women empowerment, awarding head of the Egyptian Center for Women's Rights, Nehad Abolkomsan, the Order of Civil Merit.

Defendant in Fairmont Hotel gang rape case arrested during attempt to flee Egypt

Thu, 27 Aug 2020 - 12:12 GMT

A defendant in the notorious Fairmont Hotel gang rape case has been arrested and will be detained for four days pending investigations.

7 of Fairmont Hotel gang rape defendants flee Egypt after disseminating their names online

Wed, 26 Aug 2020 - 07:13 GMT

Seven of the defendants in the notorious Fairmont Hotel gang rape case have fled Egypt as a result of disseminating their information online before the victim officially reported the incident.

Egyptian authorities arrest owner of Merit Publishing House Hashem over harassment accusations

Sat, 11 Jul 2020 - 06:14 GMT

Mohamed Hashem, the owner of Merit Publishing House was arrested to be investigated over police reports filed against him, accusing him of harassing several girls.

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