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Building Democracy in Egypt: Women's Political Participation, Political Party Life and Democratic Election [English][Arabic]. 2005
The report is the end-result of a project carried out by the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA) in cooperation with the Arab NGO Network for Development (ANND). The project discussed democratic reform in Egypt, Jordan and Yemen and focused on three interconnected themes seen as entry points to help establish a reform-oriented agenda: electoral system reform, the political participation of women and the development of political parties.
 
Development of Women's Representation in the Egyptian Parliament (1979-2005) . 2010
This study is issued by the Egyptian Center for Women's Rights (ECWR) on the development of women's representation in the Egyptian Parliament from 1979 till 2005.
 
Divorced from Justice: Women's Unequal Access to Divorce in Egypt [English][Arabic]. 2004
Egypt has ratified the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). Both require that Egypt take appropriate measures to ensure equality for both men and women in marriage and divorce. Hence, this report recommends that the Egyptian government should take immediate steps to ensure equality in the substantive and procedural laws and policies governing divorce.
 
Family Status Issues Among Egypt's Copts: A Brief Overview [English]. 2007
The following article discusses the impact of the Egyptian Family Status Law of 1955 (which is still in effect) on the country's Coptic population. It provides a concise overview of these laws, especially in light of the dearth of resources in English on the topic.
 
Gender, Education and Child Labor in Egypt [English]. 2004
This paper searches for the linkages between child labor, gender and education, identifies the gaps in the literature on these linkages and highlights areas for further research and program/policy interventions.
 
Governance News [Arabic]. 2004
Yearly report 2004: Women in public life.
 
Political Empowerment of Egyptian Women, is Quota the Solution ?!! [Arabic]. 2009
This study is an overview of the political participation of women in Egypt. The study enumerates the rights gained by women after the July revolution, notably the right of nomination and election. It also monitors the constraints which stand in the face of the political empowerment of women in International Law and the Egyptian Constitution. The study discusses the quota in the international conventions, as well as the presence of women in the legislative, executive and judicial branch.
 
Statistical Report on the Status of Egyptian Women [Arabic]. 2004
This book aims to provide policy and decision makers with a good tool for improving the situation of women in Egypt in the near future.
 
The Gender Dimensions of Poverty in Egypt [English]. 2001
This study presents a picture of the extent of poverty at all levels of analysis and derives poverty measures for male and female-headed households and for males and females in poor households. It also investigates the characteristics of males and females in poor households in terms of their education, employment, child labor, and other characteristics.
 
Women’s Rights in Focus: Egypt [English]. 2004
This is the report of the findings from May – June 2004 of a series of focus groups conducted with Egyptian citizens on women’ freedom. The findings revealed that progress for women is hindered by gaps in public knowledge about basic rights as well as by institutional weaknesses in Egypt’s government.
 
Women's Movement in Egypt, with Selected References to Turkey [English]. 2002
Women's movements in the Middle East vary in terms of specific historical trajectories as well as current ideas and practices. Yet, they are similar in that they share several historical and political factors, such as their links to nationalist movements, their links to processes of modernization and development, and tensions between secular and religious tendencies. Specificities and differences can be found in overarching general themes, as becomes obvious in the context of two case studies -Egypt and Turkey- explored in this paper.
 
Women's Right in Focus: Egypt [English]. 2005
This report presents the findings of a study on public attitudes towards women's rights in Egypt. It discusses the status of women's political, educational, economic, and legal rights, as well as the role of the media and information technology in expanding the information available to women on news, politics, and local affairs. The study finds that progress for women is hindered by gaps in public knowledge about basic rights, as well as by institutional weaknesses in Egypt’s government.
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