Call for support in rejecting amendments to HRC32 draft resolution protecting civil society space

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Open Letter to Member States of the UN Human Rights Council 29 June 2016 Your Excellency, We, the undersigned 244 civil society organizations, spanning across all regions of the world, call on your delegation to stand in solidarity with civil society by supporting the draft resolution on the protection of civil society space, to be considered for adoption at the ...

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TV host Liliane Daoud deported to Lebanon

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After hours of announcing that she ended her contract with ONTV on Tuesday, Lebanese-British TV Liliane Daoud host was arrested from her house in front of her little girl to be deported from Egypt. Liliane was deported from Egypt later to Beirut where now she is staying with her family. Earlier Monday , the famous TV host announced that she terminated ...

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10 Most Unsafe Countries For Women In The World

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By wittyfeed No matter how much we have progress today; the world is still a dangerous place for women. Gender-based discrimination, female foeticide, domestic violence and rapes are some common problems faced by women mainly in Asian and African nations. In some countries, even genital mutilation on the females is practiced. Such miserable countries should implement safety and security measures ...

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Report of the New Woman Foundation about The state of Egyptian female workers in the industrial sector

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The Egyptian government’s adoption of the privatization and structural adjustment policies under the pressure of the World Bank (WB) and International Monetary Fund (IMF) since 1993 has caused greater impoverishment, as a result of the government’s gradual phasing out of providing basic social services. This has adversely affected women, especially in the areas of education, health care, employment, water and ...

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Canadian-Iranian professor arrested in Tehran by Revolutionary Guards

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The Guardian Iranian authorities have arrested a Canadian-Iranian professor of social anthropology, the latest in a string of cases involving dual nationals which has prompted concern over the country’s political atmosphere. Homa Hoodfar was arrested earlier this week after nearly three months of repeated questioning by the Iranian intelligence service, her sister told the Guardian on Wednesday. Hoodfar is the ...

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Report about sexual harassment at workplace

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The New Woman Foundation (NWF) has been involved with the issue of women and work for over a decade, either through the production of action-oriented research, the provision of legal aid and visibility in the media for women workers, or the organization of several sessions of training workshops on various topics aiming at raising the awareness of these women about ...

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A Woman worth A Hundred Women

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Successful stories of ten women who had leadership roles in defending women’s labour rights and their rights to trade union organization. Their roles were motivating and inspiring for their female and male co-workers. We are trying through this booklet to contribute to improving the image of women through highlighting a different image, and highlighting their capacities to change and resist ...

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The Value of Women’s unpaid Housework in Egypt

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Women in Egypt are accused of being reluctant to participate in the economic activities. Official data and reports repeat over and again that women’s participation in the Labour power does not exceed 22%, which is one of the lowest in the world. The prevailing terminology referring to unemployed women is “settled at home” implying that women outside the market are ...

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Statement on the verdict obtained by the New Woman foundation

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Important legal gain for all NGOs about receiving foreign grants   On 28th of February 2016 The State Council administrative court issued a very important verdict for non-governmental organizations about case number 58601 for the year 2016 which was raised by the United Group in 2012 as an agent for Dr. AmalAbd El Hady,the then, Chairman of the Board of ...

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New Woman Foundation Issued A report on Political Participation of Women in Power and Decision-making Positions Axis Beijing +20

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A report on Political Participation of Women in Power and Decision-making Positions Axis Beijing +20 Egypt Dedicated to Shimmaa Elsabbagh the martyr of flower Strategic Goals   Increase the representation of women in parliamentary institutions, political, legislative councils and decision-making positions by supporting their political participation.   Increase women’s membership in political parties, unions, professional associations, local councils and civil ...

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“New Woman foundation” celebrates Egyptian Women’s Day

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Translated by: Doaa Shahin Under the slogan ” she has the right to work .. and she can”, New Woman Foundation celebrated Egyptian Woman’s Day  on 19 March at Swiss Club. NWF has dedicated this year celebration to El Nadeem Center’ members for their role in supporting human rights and resisting violence. Number of women, who work in unusual occupations ...

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Main Speakers

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                                                                          Dr.Ahmed Boray Hala Shokr Allah “Egypt” Neamat Koukou “Sudan” Bosaina El Kharasany “Sudan” Mona Ezzat “Egypt”  Khadiga Rabbah “Morocco”  Soad El Teriki “Tunisia” Nevine ...

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About the conference

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Very few voices advocate for women’s recognition of their contribution to the economy in Egypt as women’s work – either formal or informal, paid or unpaid – remains poorly recognized at the social level, as well as the official level. Despite long efforts conducted over the years by some research centers, as well as the New Woman Foundation (NWF) regarding ...

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Lebenese Women Enter the Business World from Home

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Every morning Mira wakes up, changes her son’s diaper, prepares her daughter for school and makes coffee for her husband. It seems like the typical Lebanese housewife, but after the household shores she takes on another role: that of a business owner. After having put her son to sleep, 23-year-old Mira starts browsing the net for new items for her ...

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Employment Policies from a Gender Perspective Women and Employment in the Formal Sector A Policy Paper

Under the slogan “Living, freedom, social justice,human dignity,” a glorious revolution broke in Egypt to achieve equality and inclusion. Women participated as an influential and active actor in the political and social public sphere of this revolution. The female voice was strongly present in the political and social scene. In spite of the strong presence of women in the societal arena since January ...

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An Islamic Perspective on Women’s Dress

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Muslim Women’s League No subject seems to receive more attention as an issue unique to Muslims than that of women’s dress. In some instances, the dress of the Muslim woman ends up meaning more to others than it does to the woman herself with often far-reaching political and social implications. But what are the religious obligations? The basic principle presented ...

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“Voices of Freedom .. New Woman Foundation’s logo for the ceremony of the Egyptian Woman’s day 16 March

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  The New Woman Foundation Celebrated on 16 March the Egyptian Women’s Day with a large presence in a ceremony organized by the Foundation under the slogan of “Voices of Freedom” in cooperation with Egypt Public Library.  NWF honoring women in several fields like the writer late Radwa Ashour (received shield the daughter of her friend Radwa Medhat) ,media presenter ...

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New Woman Foundation Launches Fact Sheet about violence against women

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For 16 days campaign to avoid violence against women. New Woman Foundation launches a fact sheet about the forms of violence against women include facts , background information , data , statistics and ways of protection , the empowerment and psychological rehabilitation ,the ways of prevention , training of professionals who deal with victims. It comes in the existing cooperation ...

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In a Report for the UN Universal Periodic Review

19 Rights Organizations Declare: A Dramatic Deterioration in the Status of Human Rights in Egypt over the Past Four Years In preparation for Egypt’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) before the UN, scheduled for November 5, the Forum of Independent Egyptian Human Rights Organizations (the Forum), comprised of 19 organizations, published a joint report on the status of human rights in ...

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Forum of Independent Human Rights Organizations asks Egyptian government to set deadline on the implementation of its pledges; declares One Hundred Days campaign to monitor the seriousness of the government’s commitment

The Forum of Independent Egyptian Human Rights Organizations said that the Egyptian government should take immediate and transparent measures to draft a detailed action plan. The action plan ought to include measurable goals and a clear timeline for implementing the recommendations that the government vowed to honor, as part of the four-year Universal Periodic Review (UPR), before the United Nations ...

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Keeping women out

Sexual violence against women in the public sphere As the world focuses on political developments, violence against women continues unabated. Attacks against women protesters in Tahrir Square threw the issue of violence against women into the public spotlight. Yet, sexual harassment and assault is a long-standing and systemic problem in Egypt presenting major obstacles to women’s participation in public life. ...

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