بيان مشترك

10 Dec 2014 - A few state institutions have taken preliminary procedures to combat violence against women in Egypt, which include announcing, a few weeks ago, the formation of a committee that is coordinated by the National Council for Women with several ministries and a small number of civil society organizations and initiatives, for the design of a national strategy to combat violence against women, which several feminist organizations and groups and a few human rights organizations have called for it since last year.

خبر

2 Dec 2014 - As part of "Qanun Nashaz" campaign launched by Nazra for Feminist Studies and the Center For Egyptian Women's Legal Assistance (CEWLA) for the Elimination of Legalized Violence against Women, "The Floor is Hers" event will be held a 6:30 pm on December 3rd, at the headquarters of Nazra for Feminist Studies.

خبر

28 Nov 2014 - "Dayra" is a storytelling event hosted by Nazra For Feminist Studies and the Center For Egyptian Women's Legal Assistance (CEWLA). "Dayra" is part of Nazra and CEWLA's "Qanun Nashaz" 16-day campaign for the Elimination of Legalized Violence against Women, which begins on November 25th 2014, in conjunction with the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and ends on the December 10th, in conjunction with the International Human Rights Day. 

خبر

19 Nov 2014 - In conjunction with the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the "Qanun Nashaz" Campaign will be launched on November 25th 2014 by Nazra For Feminist Studies and the Center For Egyptian Women's Legal Assistance (CEWLA)  as a part of their contribution to the annual 16-day Campaign for the Elimination of Violence against Women, which ends on the 10th of December, in conjunction with the International Human Rights Day.

بيان مشترك

27 Sep 2014 - A response to the letter of the Prime Minister regarding demands to include women in the High Commission for Legislative Reform, 

بيان مشترك

25 Aug 2014 - The undersigned knew of the statement of General Adel Labib, Minister of Local Administration, announcing that the upcoming governor reshuffle will not include any women and that women will only be appointed as assistants and deputies for governors, until they are trained and equipped with necessary qualifications for local administration. The undersigned denounce the exclusion of women by the Minister of Local Administration from the post of governor, and its impact on the status of women in the different fields of  local administration.

خبر

7 Aug 2014 - In preparing for the elections of the upcoming House of Representatives, and focusing on the status and issues of Women, Nazra for Feminist Studies held a seminar on "the Status of Women in the Elections of the Upcoming House of Representatives", on Monday August 4th, 2014.

بيان مشترك

3 Aug 2014 - Women and Feminist Organizations and Groups have closely followed the debates over the formation of different electoral coalitions in light of preparations for the upcoming elections for the House of Representatives, as well as the negotiations among Civil Political Parties in that regard, especially with regard to the Absolute Closed Lists (ACL) System established by the new Law on the House of Representatives, which divides the country into four ACL districts with a total of 120 seats.

بيان صحفي

21 Jul 2014 - On July 20, 2014, the Manshia Misdemeanor Appeal Court in Alexandria, presided by Judge Sherif Hafez, resulted in lowering the sentence against Woman Human Rights Defender Ms. Mahienour El-Massry to incarceration for 6 months (of which she completed 2 months) and a fine amounting to 50000 Egyptian Pounds. She is currently being detained at Damanhour Women’s Prison. This verdict comes in subsequence to the verdict that was upheld for Ms.

بيان مشترك

19 Jul 2014 - The ruling of the South Cairo Criminal Court on July 16th 2014 against 7 defendants in the Mob-Sexual Assault and Gang Rape incidents, which took place in Tahrir Square on June 8th 2014 during celebrations of the inauguration of the new Egyptian President, is an initial step in the process of holding perpetrators accountable through prosecution and putting an end to several years of impunity; reflecting the State's recognition of these crimes.

ورقة بحثية

13 Jul 2014 - This paper seeks to provide a feminist review of the Law on the Exercise of Political Rights and the Law on the House of Representatives, and the impact of the provisions of the latter on the participation of women in the upcoming House of Representatives.About the Law on the Exercise of Political Rights and the Law on the House of Representatives:

بيان صحفي

12 Jul 2014 - On 8 July 2014, woman human rights defender Ms. Nahid Sherif was permitted a visit by her family at the Qanatir’s Women’s Prison, during which she confirmed that she was physically assaulted by police officers during her arrest.

بيان صحفي

29 Jun 2014 - On June 29, 2014, the first session of the case of the 7 women human rights defenders was conducted, among others, known as the Ittihadia Presidential Palace Case, and the judge adjourned the session by postponing it until September 13, 2014. The session was moved this morning from the Heliopolis Misdemeanor Court to the Police Institute near Tora Prison.

بيان صحفي

28 Jun 2014 - On June 28, 2014, the Manshia Misdemeanor Appeal Court in Alexandria postponed the issuance of the verdict for the appeal of WHRD Mahienour El-Massry to July 20, 2014, while continuing her detention at Damanhour Women’s Prison. The appeal was made for the sentence that was upheld for Ms. El-Massry and 7 other Human Rights defenders on May 20, 2014, by the Sidi Gaber Misdemeanor Court in Alexandria for 2 years’ imprisonment on charges of unauthorized protest and attacking police officers during the Khaled Said murder retrial on 2 December 2013.

بيان صحفي

26 Jun 2014 - On 25 June 2014, the Heliopolis Public Prosecution transferred the case of the seven detained women human rights defenders to the Heliopolis Misdemeanor Court and the first court session will be held on 29 June 2014.

بيان مشترك

26 Jun 2014 - In the first step towards the trial of the perpetrators of the gang rapes and mob-sexual assaults in Tahrir square, the first hearing was held on Wednesday the 25th of June 2014 in the Sixteenth Circuit for Felonies at the New Cairo Court in order to try some of the defendants charged with committing gang rapes and assaults during the celebrations that took place in Tahrir Square for the inauguration of the New Egyptian President on the 3rd and 8th of June 2014.

بيان مشترك

25 Jun 2014 - The Necessity of Including Women in the Composition of the Supreme Committee for Legislative Reform, Created by Decree of the President of the Arab Republic of Egypt no. 187/2014

بيان صحفي

22 Jun 2014 - On 21 June 2014, seven women human rights defenders were arrested for protesting peacefully against the Protest and Public Assembly Law in Heliopolis, Cairo, after being dispersed by the police using tear gas and bird shots.

بيان مشترك

9 Jun 2014 - At Least 9 Cases of Mob-Sexual Assault and Gang Rapes with Sharp Objects and Fingers this Week

بيان مشترك

29 May 2014 - Continued Disregard for the Situation of Women in the Upcoming Parliamentary ElectionsThe signatories hereto have taken notice of the draft decree-law the President of the Arab Republic of Egypt on the promulgation of the Law on Regulating the Exercise of Some Political Rights, as received by the National Council for Human Rights from the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs.

بيان مشترك

25 May 2014 - Lack of Public Dialogue with all Concerned Parties on the Law of the Exercise of Political Rights and the Law on the House of Representatives leads to Unjust Representation of Women in the Coming House of Representatives (the parliament) The Committee concerned with the Amendment of both laws did not pay attention to the Demands of Feminist Organizations regarding the Best Electoral System for Women

بيان مشترك

21 May 2014 - The undersigned organizations and groups denounce the continuity of issuing judicial verdicts against Human Rights Defenders (HRDs) and Women Human Rights Defenders (WHRDs) according to the violation of the Protest and Public Assembly Law, and call for the renunciation of the verdict against activist Maheinour El-Massry and revision of the faulty law itself and the verdicts issued on its basis against a large number of civilians.

بيان مشترك

7 May 2014 - On Monday May 5th  2014, Nazra for Feminist Studies held a discussion panel for a number of representatives of political parties, feminist groups and organizations concerned with the political participation of Women, and a representative of the National Council for Women, to discuss the work of the Committee on amending the Law Regulating the Exercise of Political Rights and the Parliament Law, and to present to the Committee mechanisms for the adoption of an electoral system that supports the participation of Women in the upcoming parliamentary elections.

بيان مشترك

4 May 2014 - The undersigned to this statement followed the work of the Committee formed pursuant to the decision of the President of the Republic no. 126 for 2014 to draft two decrees to amend some of the provisions of law no. 73 for 1956 to regulate the exercise of political rights ad law no. 38 for 1972 concerning the People's Assembly, in accordance with the provisions of the amended Constitution adopted on the 18th of January 2014.

بيان مشترك

16 Apr 2014 - Sexual harassment and assault against women remain rife, our organisations warn in a report released today, constituting major obstacles to their participation in the political transition of their country. Successive governments have failed to take measures to stop violence against women and such crimes continue to meet with complete impunity.

نشرة

2 Apr 2014 - Q1. What is a syndicate?A1. It is a legal entity organizing members of the same profession, with the aim of giving them the chance to manage their own affairs and pursue their common interests, such as the Medical Syndicate, the Bar Association, the Engineers Syndicate, and the Nursing Syndicate. Q2. When was the Engineers Syndicate founded?A2. The Engineering Syndicate was founded in Egypt in 1964.Q3. What are the objectives of the Syndicate?

دعوة

4 Mar 2014 - The Women and Memory Forum, Nazra for Feminist Studies and the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights invite you to two side events at 2014 the UN Commission on the Status of Women:Side Event 1 | 8:30am - 10am | Tuesday 11 March 2014 | Guild Hall of the Armenian Convention Center, New York:

بيان مشترك

18 Feb 2014 - The undersigned organizations welcomed the invitation to attend an open dialogue with the 30 June Fact-Finding Commission, affirming the crucial role of independent rights organizations in exposing facts surrounding the human rights violations  committed during the past period. However, the organizations note that they have not received any clear answers to many of the questions they raised during the meeting, and some questions were left unanswered.

بيان مشترك

9 Feb 2014 - Nazra for Feminist Studies held on Tuesday the 4th of February 2014 a workshop in which a number of experts and members of different political parties took part. Participants were people interested in legislative participation and political work of women. They gathered to discuss a proposal by Nazra for Feminist Studies to hold the coming legislative elections using a system that will lead to the parliament including a fair and effective representation of women.

بيان صحفي

5 Feb 2014 - Nazra for Feminist Studies issued a list of succinct recommendations directed at the independent national fact-finding committee (FFC) tasked with gathering information and evidence regarding the incidents that accompanied 30 June 2013. The FFC was established following the issuing of presidential decree no. 698/2013 by the president of the State and it was subsequently restructured by the issuing of presidential decree no. 4/2014.

نشرة

5 Feb 2014 - The different practices of sexual violence against women diversify in multiple contexts, some are associated with erroneous traditional and societal concepts; which are practiced in order to oppress women from different backgrounds and affiliations; and some are practiced under the pretense and guise of preserving peace and general security in specific institutions such as prisons and detention centers.

بيان مشترك

5 Feb 2014 - Justice Adly Mansour, President of the Republic,The undersigned feminist and human rights organizations have followed up the constitutional amendments to the Constitution of 2012 to which the people has agreed on the 18th of January 2014. These amendments guaranteed appropriate representation of women in legislative councils in the second of paragraph of article 11 which stipulates that "the State shall take the necessary measures to ensure the appropriate representation of women in representative bodies."

نشرة

26 Dec 2013 - Q1. What is a syndicate?A1. It is a legal entity organizing members of the same profession, with the aim of giving them the chance to manage their own affairs and pursue their common interests, such as the Medical Syndicate, the Bar Association, the Engineers Syndicate, and of course the Nursing Professions Syndicate. Q2. Is there a syndicate for Nursing Professions?

بيان مشترك

21 Dec 2013 - In an escalatory and unjustified step, police forces have raided the premises of the Egyptian Center for Economic and Social Rights (ECESR) at around 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday December 18, 2013, in which they violently assaulted and arrested six of the staff and volunteers: Mostafa Eissa, the Head of the Documentaries Unit; Mahmoud Belal, Lawyer in the Criminal Justice Unit; and Hossam Mohamed Nasr, Mahmoud ElSayed, Mohamed Adel and Sherif Mansour, volunteers in the Media Unit.

بيان مشترك

19 Dec 2013 - In an unprecedented escalation, the Egyptian security forces, in the early hours of the morning, raided the headquarters of the Egyptian Center for Economic and Social Rights, and arrested Mustafa Eissa, Head of Documentary unit at ECESR, and ECESR lawyer Mahmoud Bilal, as well as three other volunteers: Ashour Mansour, Hossam Mohamed Nasr, Sayed Mahmoud El-Sayed and Mohamed Adel.

بيان مشترك

10 Dec 2013 - (Cairo, December 10, 2013) – Thirteen Egyptian and international human rights organizations called on the Egyptian authorities today, on international Human Rights Day, to acknowledge, and seriously and thoroughly investigate the killing of up to 1,000 people by security forces dispersing Muslim Brotherhood sit-ins on August 14, 2013.

تقرير

10 Sep 2013 - Percentage of deaths among female sit-inners is 1.9% in Rab’aa and 1.1% in Al-Nahda

ورقة بحثية

30 Jul 2013 - Masses of the Egyptian people took to the streets within and outside of the capital on 30 June 2013 expressing the demand of deposing the President, Muhammad Morsi. This was a new wave of the revolt by Egyptians against a power ruling them, since the January 25 Revolution of 2011. On 3 July, Colonel General Abdul Fattah el-Sissi, the Commander-in-Chief of the Egyptian Armed Forces and the Minister of Defense, ousted President Morsi and presented a roadmap for the upcoming transitional period.

ورقة بحثية

28 Jul 2013 - Issues of political participation of women are among the most controversial issues in countries like Egypt which is witnessing for many years now considerable political mobility in which women have been participating very actively. Such political mobility was renewed and manifested itself in a new wave of the Egyptian revolution on the 30th of June 2013, leading to the removal of Mohammed Morsi from power and the assignment of the president of the Supreme Constitutional Court as an interim president.

ورقة بحثية

12 Jul 2013 - Egyptians masses took to the streets inside Cairo and outside it, on June 30 2013 to express their demand of deposing president Mohammad Morsi in a new wave of the Egyptian people's revolution against the ruling authority, which had started on the 25th  of January 2011.

بيان مشترك

3 Jul 2013 - The undersigned feminist organizations and groups condemn the reactions of the Egyptian authorities, represented in the office of the presidency and the Ministry of Health, towards the violent sexual assaults that took place in the vicinity of Tahrir Square from June 28th 2013 to July 3rd 2013.  The recorded incidents of sexual assaults have reached 101 cases of varying intensity.

تقرير

20 May 2013 - This report presents, in chronological order, a compendium of testimonies of survivors of rape and different sexual assaults, and testimonies of the women and men who have formed volunteer groups to ward off attacks against women. The report also present a snapshot of the statements issued to denounce these attacks, and the analysis of some rights organizations of the attacks.

تدوينة

14 May 2013 - Nomination for parliamentary elections after the revolution was a rich and unique experience for me. In the beginning, my name was suggested by some of my friends who are political activists. I knew that this idea was welcomed by the prominent Egyptian scientist, Prof.

ورقة بحثية

4 May 2013 - Five days after the outbreak of January Revolution, workers managed to establish their first independent union, which they called "the Egyptian Federation for Independent Trade Unions". It included male and female workers in the public, private and informal sectors, under the slogan “Bread, Freedom, Social Justice”.

خبر

23 Apr 2013 - Nazra for Feminist Studies released today its final report on the journey of 16 women candidates who took part in the elections of 2011, and were nominated on political party lists or ran as individual candidates in 8 governorates in Upper and Lower Egypt, through the women’s political participation academy that Nazra launched in October 2011.

ورقة بحثية

4 Feb 2013 - With this paper, Nazra for Feminist Studies offers a feminist theoretical attempt to understand the rise of sexual violence against women over the past few months.   We believe that it is important to raise this issue so that different political actors, even well intentioned ones, do not exploit women’s concerns. We also wish to contribute to a debate that is currently underway on this sensitive issue based on our past experiences in combating violence against women.

تدوينة

26 Jan 2013 - ‘We Will Take Her and Then One by One, Guys’

بيان مشترك

14 Dec 2012 - On 13 December, Sudanese teacher and activist Jalila Khamis Koko was officially charged on five criminal counts. She faces the death penalty. The Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition (WHRD IC) condemns the charges and prolonged detention of teacher and activist Jalila Khamis Koko in Sudan.

بيان مشترك

12 Dec 2012 - The undersigned organizations are deeply concerned about the potential for rigging during or after the referendum on the proposed draft constitution, especially after the press conference convened today by the National Council for Human Rights (NCHR), at which it was announced that organizations seeking to monitor the vote must obtain authorization from the Council. The undersigned groups further reject the NCHR as a custodian over civil society organizations.

بيان مشترك

12 Dec 2012 - Repetition of Black Wednesday Events with Different Players and Offenders The undersigned feminist and human rights organizations express deep concern due to the escalation of state policies that reinforce the state of impunity and which refrain from protecting citizens and securing peaceful assemblies. The organizations also condemn the perpetuation of the approach of groups that support the regime in targeting female activists and excluding women from the public sphere through direct incitement and aggression.

بيان مشترك

6 Dec 2012 - The undersigned Egyptian human rights organizations express their grave concern regarding the recent developments that are rapidly pushing Egypt toward the brink of civil war, the first signs of which were seen in the street battles and exchanges of violence which occurred yesterday in the area surrounding the presidential palace in Cairo and in a number of other governorates.  These developments took place when the Muslim Brotherhood incited its supporters to attack the demonstrators who were conducting a peaceful sit-in in front of the presidential palace

بيان صحفي

29 Nov 2012 - Nazra for Feminist Studies issued a checklist for the Egyptian government today that provides steps as to how to achieve justice for women human rights defenders (WHRDs) as per international human rights standards.

ورقة بحثية

25 Nov 2012 - Following a month of training on field research methods in the framework of urban violence and security, Nazra’s Societal Violence and Alternative Security research team has been divided into three groups, each group examining local conceptions and forms of urban violence and alternative security practices in a distinct area in Greater Cairo. Group I – Ma’adi:

ورقة بحثية

22 Oct 2012 - Summary: This program works to identify and establish dialogue with alternative urban-community practices of violence reduction, human-security promotion, and societal safety that have emerged in Egypt since the transformative events of 2011.  We aim to support communities as they articulate the novelty of the new practices and concepts. And we will build on these alternatives to shape new policy tools and public participatory mechanisms that will have national, even international, impact.

تقرير

3 Sep 2012 - Naza for Feminist Studies today released a brochure to present short profiles about 16 female candidates for the People’s Assembly elections 2011/2012 that Nazra for Feminist Studies worked with through the Women Political Participation Academy that Nazra launched in October 2012 The profile if each candidate in the brochure include the name, age, job, type of candidacy, political history and the election result. You can read the brochure by clicking here.

تقرير

1 Sep 2012 - Nazra for Feminist Studies issued today a report on the violations committed against women human rights defenders in Egypt in the period from August to December 2011.

تدوينة

3 Jul 2012 - On 16 June 2012, dozens of young women in Khartoum University’s dorms started chanting loudly, "No to High prices". As a result of the government’s austerity measures, the costs of meals and transportation became unbearable for female students. "The police cracked down on the dorms, fired tear gas, and beat us with batons", said M.H., a female student studying political science in Khartoum University. The demonstrations led by these young women inspired ongoing protests in Universities, which seek to mobilize residents of many Sudanese cities.

ورقة بحثية

27 Jun 2012 - Executive Summary- The Women Human Rights Defenders (WHRD) program is issuing a series of concept papers that aim to introduce the notion of WHRDs: who they are, what they do, and why they should be considered as a distinct group of human rights defenders. The categories of WHRDs analyzed in the concept papers include: vocational women (doctors, nurses, and teachers); students; political candidates; civil society activists; protesters; and workers (industrial and agrarian sectors).

بيان مشترك

26 Jun 2012 - On 19 June 2012, due to their deteriorating health, women human rights defenders Basma Al-Keumy, lawyer, and Basma Al-Rajehy, writer and TV broadcaster, ended their hunger strike aimed at their administrative detention which continued until 24 June 2012 and the lack of access to their families and lawyers. Both women were arrested on 11 June 2012 along with approximately 20 other protestors when security forces and anti-riot police broke up a three-day protest held in front of the

خبر

26 Jun 2012 - On Tuesday, June 26, the First Circuit Administrative Court – Individual Disputes, headed by Counselor Ali Fekry, issued a decision to revoke Decree No. 4991/2012 of the Minister of Justice that granted military intelligence and military police judicial powers to arrest civilians.

خبر

13 Jun 2012 - Today, 13 June, 2012, is the day to tweet and blog against sexual harassment in Egypt. On this occasion, Nazra for Feminist Studies is publishing three testimonies of women who were sexually assaulted by a mob on Mohammed Mahmoud Street on Saturday, 2 June.

بيان مشترك

28 May 2012 - The undersigned organizations express their appreciation for the efforts put forth by the Human Rights Committee of the People’s Assembly to develop a new bill, put forward by the Freedom and Justice Party, to regulate non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and civil society institutions.

بيان مشترك

7 May 2012 - The undersigned Egyptian rights organizations condemn the treatment of sit-ins and demonstrations in Egypt from the time of the ouster of former president Hosni Mubarak until now, as a result of which hundreds have been killed and thousands injured and detained. We note that increasing social violence is linked to the insistence of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) on pursuing policies of suppressing freedom of expression and using the military judiciary as a tool to subjugate civilians and harass peaceful activists.

تدوينة

30 Apr 2012 - Between merely expressing my views on my private Facebook account, and publicly voicing my opinion, is a story of struggle, resistance and hope; one that has changed me for good.

تقرير

30 Apr 2012 - Executive Summary- The Women Human Rights Defenders program at Nazra for Feminist Studies is launching its manual on Women Human Rights Defenders (WHRDs). Rather than translate into Arabic manuals that have been produced by other organizations, the WHRD program opted to produce it’s a manual that is especially tailored to the Egyptian context.

ورقة بحثية

26 Apr 2012 - In May 2011, the Women and Memory Forum has initiated the "Women & Constitution Working Group". The working group saw the light after the January 2011 Revolution and is part of the Coalition of Egyptian Feminist Organizations.  The working group has been working in coordination with the "Let's Write Our Constitution" initiative and the "Popular Committee for Constitution Writing". The "Women & Constitution Working Group" has studied gender relevant articles in Egyptian constitutions and in other countries' constitutions.

بيان مشترك

14 Apr 2012 - Maryam Al-Khawaja, a 24 year old woman human rights defender from Bahrain, has been doing extensive work on documenting human rights violations prior to and during the February 14th uprising in Bahrain. She is the head of international relations and advocacy officer at the Bahrain Center for Human Rights and left Bahrain in March 2011 to testify about violations in Bahrain. She has not been able to go back to Bahrain since for the fear of detention and torture.

بيان مشترك

11 Apr 2012 - The undersigned human rights organizations declare their utter rejection of the new draft law on non-governmental organizations (NGOs), prepared by the Ministry of Insurance and Social Affairs and which aims to nationalize civil society. Under this law civil society would be considered an institution of the government, and NGO staff would be regarded as civil servants. Furthermore, the new law would impose several new arbitrary restrictions aiming to terrorize civil society activists.

تدوينة

5 Apr 2012 - This is the thought constantly running through my head. As a human rights defender I have learned to numb my emotions and continue working. I have been working on covering human rights violations in Bahrain for more than two years now, documenting all the arbitrary arrests, systematic torture, rapes, kidnappings, extra-judicial killings; the list goes on.

دعوة

24 Mar 2012 - Nazra for Feminist Studies invites you to attend the lecture of the activist Sussan Tahmasebi about “Iranian Women: changing Culture, Building Movements” on Wednesday 28 March at 6 pm at Nazra’s office 44, Talaat Harb st., Down Town, 8th floor.

دعوة

14 Mar 2012 - Nazra for Feminist Studies invites you to attend a lecture by Researcher Julie Pruzan-Jørgensen , Researcher at the Danish Institute for Internatioanl Studies, to discuss her research “Islamic Women's Activism in the Arab World” which was published on February 2012. The lecture will be held on Thursday, March 15 at 6 pm at Nazra for the Feminist Studies, 44 Talaat Harb Street, 8th Floor.

بيان مشترك

12 Mar 2012 - The undersigned organizations today stated that the acquittal of the military doctor accused in the 'virginity testing' case did not come as a surprise, and furthermore opens the door to the prosecution of members of the military council using international mechanisms, after remedies inside Egypt have been exhausted.

بيان صحفي

11 Mar 2012 - The Military Regime does not Welcome Women’s Public Action and Defends Abuses on the Basis of Moral Justifications.

نشرة

6 Mar 2012 - Nazra for Feminist Studies issued its first newsletter, which aims to collect its remarkable activities and events and also it contains information on the mandate of Nazra and other issues related to the field of interests of Nazra team.

خبر

5 Mar 2012 - Nazra for Feminist Studies (Nazra) is pleased to announce the launch of its new website with better content display and developed browsing experience: nazra.org.During the development of the website we took into consideration different criteria related to choosing the fonts, colours, structure and interactivity. The major restructure of the website aims to lay special focus on the content where you can find on the homepage the most recent content issued and the website will automatically load more content once you scroll more.

ورقة بحثية

25 Feb 2012 - This paper is providing an analysis from gender perspective and from Islamic feminist perspective, to the statements of Dr Manal Abul Hassan, the secretary of Women division of Cairo, of the Freedom and the Justice party, here and after FJP , the political arm of the Muslim Brotherhood.  Abul Hassan criticized female demonstrators and their march which was known by “women march”, where they refuted the violations of the army personals against the female protestors in the cabinet incidents, which took place in December 2011.

بيان صحفي

29 Jan 2012 - Nazra for Feminist Studies (Nazra) released a report about mentoring* women candidates in the 2011-12 People’s Assembly Elections based on its observations of the electoral process and the experience of several women candidates.

بيان مشترك

18 Dec 2011 - The targeting of Women human rights defenders  seen over the course of an entire day, when the sit-in at the cabinet building was dispersed at dawn on December 16, is a continuation and clear escalation of militaristic policies aimed at Women human rights defenders, employed consistently by the former regime prior to the January 25 revolution. The policy of targeting Women human rights defenders is part of attempts by those currently in charge of the country, the various security agencies, and the remnants of the former regime to expel women from the public sphere.

تقرير

11 Dec 2011 - The Women Human Rights Defenders Program (WHRDP), of Nazra for Feminist Studies, is launching today its first report “A Continuation of Violations: Military Policy Towards Women Human Rights Defenders” on the ongoing state’s discriminatory policies against women human rights defenders since the Mubarak's regime till now.

بيان مشترك

25 Nov 2011 - Today marks the International Day for The Elimination of Violence Against Women, and we as feminist organizations wanted to take part in the 16 days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence Campaign by organizing events in Egypt, especially that this year’s theme is challenging Militarism and Ending Violence against Women.

بيان مشترك

16 Oct 2011 - The undersigned organizations condemn the unprecedented extra-judicial killings and acts of violence committed by military police and central security forces, on the 9th of October in the Maspero area and central Cairo. Peaceful protesters demanding rights for Coptic citizens were attacked, leading to at least 25 deaths and 300 injuries, some critical. We further condemn the arrest of an unknown number of demonstrators and their referral to a military tribunal for investigation.

تقرير

1 Jul 2011 - Introduction: from early to late summer in 2010, the Danish Egyptian Dialogue Institute has helped develop a new agenda for working with gender equality in Egypt and the Arab world through the project “Changing Masculinities, Changing Communities”. The project was implemented and funded in collaboration with KVINFO, the Danish Center for Information on Gender, Equality and Ethnicity, and coordinated in Cairo and Copenhagen by Mozn Hassan, and Thomas Burø. 

تدوينة

17 Jun 2011 - One of the earliest and most important questions raised by the Egyptian revolution, and one that is still being asked, is this: Where are the Egyptian women? The answer I give: Women in Egypt are getting to a better place, but the path is long and hard.

خبر

12 Jun 2011 - Within the work of the International Action Network on Small Arms (IANSA) in the Global Week of Action against Armed violence, especially that women's participation and gender are cross cutting issues that will be highlighted across all themes of the week, in addition to Nazra for feminist studies' belief in the importance of having all parts of society in the public arena without any distinction between a man and a woman in the defense of the homeland, taking into consideration the status of violence against women and men human rights defenders, we ho

بيان مشترك

10 Apr 2011 - The signatory human rights organizations to this report strongly condemn the Egyptian army’s use of firearms against protestors in Tahrir square and its surrounding areas during the early hours of April 9th.The attack - which led to several deaths and injuries - is a dangerous precedent and must be investigated immediately. Officials who gave the order to use firearms and resort to inappropriate force against demonstrators must be held to account.

بيان صحفي

10 Apr 2011 - Nazra's statement on the continuity of applying the Quota system in the upcoming elections:

بيان مشترك

24 Feb 2011 - Despite the fall of some of the pillars of the Egyptian regime and the stepping down of the former president of the Republic, the National Council of Women - established and presided by the wife of the ex-president - that never adopted any stand denouncing or condemning the violations perpetrated against the Egyptian people since the beginning of January 25th revolution intends to continue representing Egyptian women abroad in international conferences and meetings, specifically in the conference organized by the UN Committee on Women’s Status that will take place in New York by t

تقرير

2 Dec 2010 - Nazra for feminist studies issued a statement on the results of women quota seats in the first round of the parliamentary elections.Nazra for feminist studies, a member of the Independent Coalition for observing the Elections, observed the results election of the first round from gender perspective, through our observation to the results of the women quota seats of the first round, we noticed the following:

تقرير

30 Nov 2010 - Nazra for feminist studies, a member of the Independent coalition of Observing the elections.Nazra observed the followings in the counting of the votes process:1. The lack of knowledge on the quota system in the electoral process was obvious in the counting of the votes process, ballot cards  of the women quota seats were in the general seats boxes , and many voted only for one candidate not two candidate professional or labor and this happened in the second committee (women quota seat) in Cairo governorate .

تقرير

28 Nov 2010 - Nazra for feminist studies, the member in the Independent coalition for observing the elections, releases a special statement on women in the election day to choose the member of Parliament and the statement has some observations on women in the elections day, and they are:1. Because employees supervising the electoral process had limited knowledge about the women’s quota system, inaccurate information was given to women about the system.2. The ballot cards for the quota were not clear.

بيان صحفي

23 Nov 2010 - Nazra for Feminist Studies has released "Manual to Integrate Gender Mainstreaming in the Electoral Process". This manual is the first step by Nazra team mainstream gender in the Electoral Process. The guide provides information on the Egyptian status and how to integrate gender in all phases of the process of election taking place in 2010.  

بيان صحفي

8 Nov 2010 - Nazra for Feminsit Studies announced that it will monitor the parliamentary elections of 2010 from a gender perspective, through monitoring the various social, cultural, legal and economic factors that affect the empowerment of women in the elections.

دعوة

13 Jun 2010 - Nazra team in collaboration with the initiative of Rising Voices are organizing the training of "Exploring Taboos ". This training will focus on equipping the trainees with the needs knowledge and skills to discuss taboos issues in our society, using the social media tools .It is note worthy saying that these topics are censored in the main stream media, that is why the social media will be the best outlet to articulate these ideas.

خبر

3 Jun 2010 - The revolutionary court in Iran sentenced the women rights activist Mahboubeh Abbasgholizadeh two years and half in jail and 30 lashes, the court deemed Mahboubeh guilty for committing acts against national security through conspiracy and collusion intended to disrupt public security, disturbing public order and defiance against government officers.This sentence shows the attitude of the Iranian regime toward Human Rights activits in general and women rights activists in particular.

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22 May 2010 - The Young Arab Feminist Network was launched in Cairo from 29 April to 2 May, 19 participants from different Arab countries gathered to discuss the problems that face the young generation of the Arab feminist movement. Issues like lack of experience and absence from the decision making process, were raised. However that meeting was aiming to create a safe, diversified and knowledgeable platform for young feminists. Fatma Emam, Research Associate at Nazra participated in the event.

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21 May 2010 - Nigerian Senator Ahmed Yerima "married " to 13 years old Egyptian girl, this piece of news caused huge anger within the women rights groups, because it is not the first time for the ex governor of Zemafra state who applied Sharia law, but also because it is a typical case of trafficking a minor to cross border for sexual exploitation under the name of marriage.Senator Yerima has been questioned by the Nigerian agency of anti trafficking and after three hours of interrogation, he was released on a bail.

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20 May 2010 - Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court [official backgrounder] ruled Sunday 14th March 2010 that female judges can serve on the State Council (Maglis id-Dowla), an administrative court system with jurisdiction over cases involving the state. In its ruling, the court emphasized the equality of all citizens .

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19 May 2010 - The Danish Egyptian Dialogue Institute (DEDI) in cooperation with the Danish Center for Information on Gender, Equality and Ethnicity (KVINFO) is implementing a project entitled Changing Masculinities, Chancing Communities, facilitating the meeting of a group of Egyptian and Danish activists, artists, academics and social workers in Cairo and Copenhagen whose work involves an awareness of masculinity as a crucial factor in the construction of social relations and communities.