Digital Library

New study published by New Woman Foundation

  Salwa El Antari, PhD, and Nefissa El Dessouki: Unpaid Labor of Women: Working for the Family in the Informal Economy of Egypt, the New Woman Foundation, Cairo, 2016 The importance of this research stems in the scarcity of attempts to identify reasons, conditions, and expectations of women working without remuneration in the context of the family in Egypt.  Such ...

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

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

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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Report about sexual harassment at workplace

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

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

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

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

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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