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May 15, 2019, 6:51 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Cameroon, Chad, Congo, East Timor, Egypt, Eritrea, Fiji, Ghana, Greece, Guinea, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Israel, Jordan, Kosovo, Laos, Lesotho, Macedonia, Maldives, Mali, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Serbia, Singapore, Slovenia, Somalia, South Korea, South Sudan, Taiwan, Ukraine
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

2.0
May 1, 2019, 7:53 p.m.
Countries: Egypt, Italy, Philippines, Thailand
Variables: SUICIDE-SCALE-3

1.0
May 1, 2019, 7:50 p.m.
Countries: Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Botswana, Brazil, Cameroon, Chad, China, D R Congo, Egypt, Ireland, Jordan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Mali, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Palestine, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Uganda, Ukraine
Variables: SUICIDE-SCALE-1

1.0
April 29, 2019, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

"'Economic Opportunity for Gender-based Violence' study has revealed that FGM is one of the most widely spread VAW phenomena among women, with nine out of every 10 women between the age of 18 and 64 years old, 89.5% of the women participated in the study, have been subject to FGM" (11).
April 29, 2019, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"In cooperation with Soot El-Arab radio station, ECWR has successfully launched the radio show 'She & Her Sisters' over the month of Ramadan. In its daily episodes, the show discusses issues that directly affect women, such as economic empowerment and the rights of women in Islam" (14).
April 29, 2019, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: RCDW-PRACTICE-1

"MP Elhamy Agina and a member at the Human Rights sub-committee delivered some statements that violate privacy and human rights. He submitted a request to the head of House of Representatives called on female MPs to dress in a modest manner inside the parliament" (7).
April 29, 2019, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Women in Egypt are still experiencing violence according to the 'Economic Opportunity for Gender-based Violence' study conducted by the CAPMAS in 2015 and published in June 2016. The study has revealed that 30.4% of Egyptian women, 7.888 million, experience violence annually, either by the husband, fiancé, a family member, or in public spaces" (10). "The 'Economic Opportunity for Gender-based Violence' study showed that the rate of domestic violence is high in Egypt. Around 46% of women who have been previously married and who are between the age of 18 and 64 years have been subject to violence perpetrated by their husbands. This includes psychological, physical, and sexual violence. The study...more
April 29, 2019, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"With regards to women in leadership positions, Egypt has moved from the 99th in 2016 instead of the 101th in 2015 and the 116th out of 142 in 2014. According to the 2016 Gender Gap Report. It is worth mentioned that the Gender Gap Report assesses the situation based on the ministerial positions are occupied by women in the government. However, according to the monitoring of ECWR, the status of women in leadership positions still witnesses a decline" (5). "In March 2016, a cabinet reshuffle was conducted resulting in the appointment of one female minister Dalia Korshid as Investment Minister, among 10 new ministers. Dr. Nehal El Mogharbel was appointed...more
April 29, 2019, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"The NCW has finalized a draft law on protecting women from violence. The draft is prepared by the Legislative Committee to be approved by the Cabinet to further submit it to the parliament for discussion. The draft law includes five main sections that include; Definitions of VAW, VAW Crimes, Sexual Assault and Morals Corruption Crimes, The Protection of VAW Victims and Witnesses, and General Provisions. The draft includes 40 articles in total" (13).
April 29, 2019, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"His third statement was more horribleness as he asked the Minister of Higher Education to conduct virginity tests female students applying to Egyptian universities as a precondition for her acceptance, alleging that this would limit Urfi marriage. This demand violates the privacy of women's bodies and increases the parental authority exercised by the MP on female students and women, additionally it incites violence against women" (7). "Women's education witnessed a progress in 2016 from the previous year. Egypt ranked 112 out of 144 countries worldwide in education while it ranked the 115th from 142 countries in 2015. And it ranked the 109th from 142 countries in 2014, according to the...more
April 29, 2019, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: INFIB-LAW-1

"The FGM Law has been amended to increase the penalty of the person operating FGM surgery from 5-7 years of imprisonment instead of 3 months - 3 years. The penalty also changed from misdemeanor to felony. The penalty for the person accompanying a girl in FGM operations increased from one year to three years of imprisonment" (12).
April 29, 2019, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"While the percentage of female members of the administrative prosecution is 43% females and 57% males and the percentage of female members of the consular and diplomatic system is 21.3% compared to 78.7% for males" (5).
April 29, 2019, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-1

"Women have achieved great successes at the level of sports in the Paralympics. 5 female players won 5 medals out of 11 medals in the Rio Paralympics. This raised Egypt's ranking to the 28thplace out of 71" (8).
April 29, 2019, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"With this regard, the parliamentary elections resulted in 89 female parliamentarians out of 596 members, 75 of them were elected and 14 were appointed, amounting to 14.7%" (4). "According to the 2016 Gender Gap Report, Egypt ranked 99th out of 144 countries in terms of women's participation in parliament. It is the first time in the history of Egypt to have 89 female MPs. Previously women's representation didn't exceed 1.5 % or 2% except the periods in which the quota was applied, 1979, 1984 and 2010" (6). "The elections of the 25 sub-committees were conducted during the first session of the House of Representatives resulting in 8 women were elected...more
April 29, 2019, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: GEM-DATA-1

"In 2016, Women's political empowerment has progressed; ranking the 115out of 1442 countries instead of the 136th in 2015 and the 134 in 2014" (4). Data comes from the 2016 Global Gneder Gap report issued by WEF (CCS-CODER COMMENT).
April 29, 2019, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"Women participated in expressing their opinions in many protests including; dozens of female and male students of the Technical Nursing Institute who organized a protest in front of the General Directorate of Sharqiya governorate as an objection against the decision of preventing them to obtain the title of their position 'Nurse'. Also, Dozens mothers participated in a protest in front of Nasser Institute Hospital as an objection against increasing the price of infant milk and it is not existed in the markets. Additionally, the Egyptian Company of Medicines trade refused to provide infant milk at low cost" (8). "This comes in addition to 2.49 million women experiencing sexual harassment in...more
April 29, 2019, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: CUST-LAW-1

"The Administrative Court in Alexandria has laid several legal principles to resolve the conflict between fathers and mothers over the children custody and educational guardianship after divorce. The court has affirmed a set of new rights serving the Egyptian mother, the most important of which is the selection of children’s schools and schooling system" (12). "The MP Soheir El-Hady along with another 60 MPs have submitted a draft for Personal Status Law amendments. One of these proposed amendments gives the noncustodial partner the right to host the child for a day or two at his/her home. This comes in addition to one month of the summer holiday. Another amendment includes...more
April 29, 2019, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

"The unemployment rate among females was 25.9% of the total female labor force, while it was 25.6% in the previous quarter. On the other hand, unemployment rate among males was 8.7% of the total male labor force comparing with the previous quarter which was 8.5%" (8). "The previous table shows that most of the women in Egypt are employed by local administration sector with 41.6%, followed by the services sector 35.6%, the general state budget with 30.2% and the administrative body of the state with 9.2%" (8).
April 29, 2019, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2

"More than 1000 young female activists have been supported to run for the upcoming Local Councils elections in the frame of Women’s Voices Project supported by Fund for Gender Equality – UN Women. The project was launched in in April 2015 seeking to build the capacities and a network of more than 1000 young women leaders from all Egypt’s 27 governorates to promote women’s political participation in the local councils as a candidate and a voter preparing a generation of young women leaders" (14).
April 29, 2019, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"Despite the increase in the violence rates among women, women do not access justice in most of these cases. The number of women reporting being subject to violence does not exceed 75 thousands, constituting 1% of the total number of women suffering from violence in one year. These numbers may reflect the weakness of the reportingculture or lack of trust in the reporting institutions" (10). "In cooperation with Ain Shams University, Assyut University, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, and the UNFPA Egypt Office, ECWR established units for combating sexual harassment in Ain Shams and Assyut Campuses. (...) ECWR has launched 'Be Aware & Speak Up' Campaign during the 16 days...more
April 29, 2019, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"The National Council for Women launched several campaigns to combat VAW, including Taa Marbota Campaign that aims at empowering Egyptian women. Also many NGOs launched their campaigns during the 16 days of activism. This includes Nazra for Feminist Studies, El-Nadim Center for Management & Rehabilitation of Victims of Violence. New Woman Foundation, and the Center for Egyptian Women's Legal Assistance" (14).
April 29, 2019, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"Egypt ranked 132 out of 144 countries worldwide in economic participation and opportunities according to the 2016 World Economic Forum Gender Gap Report. While it ranked 135 out of 142 countries in 2015, and ranked 129 out of 142 countries worldwide in 2014" (8).
April 29, 2019, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

"The status of Egyptian women has witnessed a progress in the field of Gender Equality. According to the 2016 Gender Gap Report issued by the World Economic Forum; Egypt ranked in the 132th out of 144 countries. In the Global Gender Gap report 2015, Egypt came among the 10 worst countries in gender equality ranking the 136th out of 142 countries. Egypt also ranked 121th out of 185 countries at the level of women's political empowerment according to the Inter- Parliamentary Union webpage. In despite of the progress achieved in women's status in 2016, women still suffer from violence with its all forms; sexual harassment, domestic violence, and community violence"...more
April 29, 2019, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-1

"Despite the efforts made by women deputies during drafting the internal regulations of the Parliament including an article insuring a proper representation of women in the formation of the sun committees of the parliament. However, the State Council made a reservation on this article and confirmed that its unconstitutionality. When the State Council's observations were sent to the parliament, they were approved, which led to the cancellation of that article" (6).
April 29, 2019, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: DSFMF-PRACTICE-4

"His third statement was more horribleness as he asked the Minister of Higher Education to conduct virginity tests female students applying to Egyptian universities as a precondition for her acceptance, alleging that this would limit Urfi marriage. This demand violates the privacy of women's bodies and increases the parental authority exercised by the MP on female students and women, additionally it incites violence against women" (7).
April 29, 2019, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: INFIB-PRACTICE-1

"The second statement of MP Elhamy Agina was on concerning the issue of female circumcision, as he rejected the intensification of the penalty in FGM cases providing a false justification that men in Egypt are sexually weak and FGM will help" (7).
April 4, 2019, 7:45 a.m.
Countries: Azerbaijan, Egypt, Finland, Georgia, Honduras, Israel, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Luxembourg, Maldives, Malta, Morocco, Peru, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-3

2.0
April 4, 2019, 7:40 a.m.
Countries: Albania, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Barbados, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Fiji, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Turkey, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-2

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April 4, 2019, 7:27 a.m.
Countries: Albania, Algeria, Angola, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Brazil, Burma/Myanmar, Chad, Cyprus, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Guinea, India, Indonesia, Iran, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Lithuania, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Mongolia, Mozambique, Nepal, North Korea, Oman, Paraguay, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Ukraine, United States, Vanuatu
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-3

3.0
March 26, 2019, 5:14 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

Egypt's net responses to the Global Gender equality attitude by YouGov with an average score of 6. Higher scores show progressive attitudes to gender equality (para 6).