The Women Human Rights Defenders program at Nazra for Feminist Studies is launching its manual on Women Human Rights Defenders (WHRDs) tailored specifically for an Egyptian context.
The manual includes sections on Egyptian legislation and military verdicts used to constrain public action; regional and international mechanisms that WHRDs can utilize to report violations committed against them; and security tips that can be of special use during perilous circumstances.
Nazra is a partner organisation to KVINFO.
Read more at Nazra for Women's Studies.
08/05/201309:50The Egyptian revolution appears to present a “gender paradox.” On the one hand, women have been marginalized in many formal political institutions since the downfall of Hosni Mubarak. On the other hand, representations and images of women and women’s bodies have been everywhere.Nicola Pratt, Associate Professor at The University of Warwick writes representation and realities of Egyptian women.Read more at Jadaliyya.
With the report 'She and Elections', Nazra for Feminist studies scrutinises 16 individual women's running for Parliament in Egypt in 2011. Nazra, a partner to KVINFO, aims at building an Egyptian feminist movement.
The report analyzes the social and political context in which these women had their electoral journey, and the different ways in which they dealt with their respective realities and challenges. It also covers the tools applied to support the women's candidatures, including Nazra’s so-called mentoring on the ground methodology.
Read the report at Nazra for Feminist Studies. Watch the 18 minutes video on the women's parliamentary journey.
19/03/201311:22“The Arab women I’ve met are some of the fiercest women in the world with sincere dedication to their work, cause and sense of identity. We didn’t experience an ‘awakening’ since the revolution; but we’ve definitely had to fight harder,” writes blogger suzeeinthecity from Cairo.Read more at suzeeinthecity.wordpress.com.
“I never thought I would have fewer rights in my own country at the age of sixty than I did when I was twenty.” So said an Egyptian mother to her son – and it made him reflect.
Ahmed Kadry, a PhD student at Imperial College London, writes:
For all the arguing about constitutional clauses protecting women’s rights and all the media exposure on the countless incidents of sexual harassment we read and hear about daily, we are perhaps further away than ever from both understanding and preventing the continuation of Egypt being a “male dominated” society.
Read more at OpenDemocracy.