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June 7, 2021, 5:57 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: ATC-DATA-3

"Reservations made upon signature and confirmed upon ratification: 1) In respect of article 16: Reservation to the text of article 16 concerning the equality of men and women in all matters relating to marriage and family relations during the marriage and upon its dissolution, without prejudice to the Islamic Sharia's provisions whereby women are accorded rights equivalent to those of their spouses so as to ensure a just balance between them. This is out of respect for the sacrosanct nature of the firm religious beliefs which govern marital relations in Egypt and which may not be called in question and in view of the fact that one of the most...more
May 24, 2021, 2:10 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"In 2020, 92% of births in Egypt were attended by skilled health personnele" (p 43).
May 24, 2021, 2:08 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: ISTD-DATA-3

"In 2018, there were .04 new HIV infections per 1,000 uninfected population in Egypt" (p 43).
May 24, 2021, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"From 2010-2018 the density of nursing and midwifery personnel in Egypt was 19.3 per 10,000 population" (p 58).
May 24, 2021, 2:06 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"From 2010-2018 the density of nursing and midwifery personnel in Egypt was 19.3 per 10,000 population" (p 58).
May 24, 2021, 1:55 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: MISA-DATA-1

In 2016, the prevalence of anaemia in women of reporducticve age (15-49 years) in Egypt was28.5 % (p 66).
April 30, 2021, 8:17 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"While, on the one hand, the Egyptian feminist movement seems to be taking great strides forward, particularly on the grassroots level, with young women inventing new forms of activism to draw attention to endemic sexual violence that plagues them both in their homes and on the streets, the government is moving to further curb women's autonomy" (para 1). "Nehad Abu El Kosman, head of the Egyptian Center for Women's Rights, called the bill 'repressive' and 'patriarchal' in a video statement. 'We completely reject this shocking draft law,' she said. 'It takes us back 200 years'" (para 4). "In reaction to the proposed changes, women turned to a proven outlet, launching...more
April 30, 2021, 8:17 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: ATFPA-LAW-1

"El Kosman said the bill doesn't reflect the reality of Egypt today, where 18.1 percent of women are the head of their households" (para 5). This statistic suggests that women can legally be heads of household in Egypt (RAO-CODER COMMENT).
April 30, 2021, 8:17 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

"Still, Eltahawy finds encouragement in the new openness in discussing sexual pleasure and desire—subjects that, in a country where more than 87 percent of women between the ages of 15 and 59 have been subject to genital cutting, which deprives women of vaginal sensations, hardly warranted a mention in the past" (para 18).
April 30, 2021, 8:17 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: CUST-LAW-1

"The draft law also gives fathers priority in child custody matters (currently mothers are given priority)" (para 2).
April 30, 2021, 8:17 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"The government may be moving to curtail women's freedoms, but on a grassroots level, women, particularly young women, are becoming increasingly vocal in their demands. Most notably, they have taken to social media to try to get justice for themselves in a nation where sexual harassment and sexual violence are rampant and little is done about it. Through Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, they are forcing the issue of consent into the mainstream and challenging the prevailing and widely internalised view that sexual harassment and rape are the fault of the women on the receiving end" (para 13). "Still, Eltahawy finds encouragement in the new openness in discussing sexual pleasure and...more
April 30, 2021, 8:17 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"As of last year, out of more than 12,000 judges in Egypt, only 66 were women" (para 10).
April 30, 2021, 8:17 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

"Historically, women in Egypt have been reluctant to report rape or harassment because they were seen as having invited the attacks. Having been subject to such abuse brought shame on the women, and police would sometimes further abuse them, seeing them as 'damaged goods', said Mona Eltahawy, author of the Feminist Giant newsletter" (para 14).
April 30, 2021, 8:17 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-3

"Substantive progress will require structural change, Hassan argued, and for that to happen there needs to be a free civic sphere, which can't exist in a country with the repressiveness of Egypt. 'If you want a structured, long-term, diverse [feminist] movement, you need a public sphere,' she said. 'You don't get that if you're not secure...anyone speaking up can be jailed tomorrow'" (para 17).
April 30, 2021, 8:17 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: DTCP-PRACTICE-1

"Having been subject to such abuse brought shame on the women, and police would sometimes further abuse them, seeing them as 'damaged goods', said Mona Eltahawy, author of the Feminist Giant newsletter" (para 14).
April 30, 2021, 8:17 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: MARR-LAW-1

"In January, the Egyptian cabinet approved a personal status law that would require women to get the consent of a male guardian to get married" (para 2). "In matters of marriage, a male guardian such as a father or brother would sign the marriage contract, not the wife, and he would have the right to file to annul the marriage within a year" (para 3).
April 30, 2021, 8:17 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"Women's rights activists have also been speaking out oflate against discriminatory practices within the judicial system, where women are effectively barred from applying for entry-level positions. As of last year, out of more than 12,000 judges in Egypt, only 66 were women" (para 10). "After a March presidential decree issued called for greater representation of women in the judicial system, women were given a two-week window during which they could apply for 40 to 50 mid-level positions within the State Council, but only those employed by the State Lawsuits Authority and the Administrative Prosection were eligible" (para 12).
April 30, 2021, 8:17 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: CLCC-LAW-2

""In January, the Egyptian cabinet approved a personal status law that would require women to get the consent of a male guardian to…register a child's birth" (para 2). "A recent court case highlights one of the problems inherent in the proposed law. A woman named Amal Abdel Hameed, who says she was raped, is currently in the final stage of appeal to have the name of her two-year-old daughter's father—her alleged rapist— listed on the girl's birth certificate. The father's identity has been confirmed by a DNA test. Current law does not mandate paternity registration for children conceived out of wedlock, so under the vagaries of Egyptian law, obtaining a...more
April 30, 2021, 8:17 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: CLCC-PRACTICE-1

"A recent court case highlights one of the problems inherent in the proposed law. A woman named Amal Abdel Hameed, who says she was raped, is currently in the final stage of appeal to have the name of her two-year-old daughter's father—her alleged rapist— listed on the girl's birth certificate. The father's identity has been confirmed by a DNA test. Current law does not mandate paternity registration for children conceived out of wedlock, so under the vagaries of Egyptian law, obtaining a rape conviction is essential in order to have the father's name listed in the registry. Without a male guardian to register the child, she will not be able...more
April 30, 2021, 8:17 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1, CLCW-LAW-2, IIP-PRACTICE-1, IIP-LAW-1

"In January, the Egyptian cabinet approved a personal status law that would require women to get the consent of a male guardian to…travel abroad. The draft law also…allows fathers to prevent mothers from traveling with their children" (para 2).
April 30, 2021, 8:17 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-2

"While, on the one hand, the Egyptian feminist movement seems to be taking great strides forward, particularly on the grassroots level, with young women inventing new forms of activism to draw attention to endemic sexual violence that plagues them both in their homes and on the streets, the government is moving to further curb women's autonomy" (para 1). "Eltahawy sees these young women's efforts as the continuation of the incomplete 2011 revolution. During the uprisings that overthrew longtime president Hosni Mubarak, women were told that it was not time for them to come forward with their concerns, that there were more pressing issues to be addressed. Because of that, the...more
April 30, 2021, 8:17 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1, ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

"They flooded the social media platform with stories about instances in which current laws and social mores have already prevented them from making decisions for their children or themselves, even on matters of their own reproductive health" (para 8).
April 30, 2021, 8:17 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

While, on the one hand, the Egyptian feminist movement seems to be taking great strides forward, particularly on the grassroots level, with young women inventing new forms of activism to draw attention to endemic sexual violence that plagues them both in their homes and on the streets, the government is moving to further curb women's autonomy (para 1).
April 30, 2021, 8:17 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: SMES-DATA-3

"El Kosman said the bill doesn't reflect the reality of Egypt today, where 18.1 percent of women are the head of their households" (para 5).
April 20, 2021, 5:05 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: INFIB-PRACTICE-1, INFIB-DATA-2

"A report prepared by the Senate's Health and Population Committee said 'the practice of female genital mutilation is still one of the worst crimes in Egypt and so laws should be amended to impose harsher penalties to this crime'" (para 18).
April 20, 2021, 5:05 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: INFIB-LAW-1

"Meanwhile, the Senate, Egypt's consultative upper house, passed a law on Sunday toughening penalties for female genital mutilation (FGM)" (para 17). "A report prepared by the Senate's Health and Population Committee said 'the practice of female genital mutilation is still one of the worst crimes in Egypt and so laws should be amended to impose harsher penalties to this crime'" (para 18). "As a result, the report added, Article 242 of the penal code will be amended to increase the minimum and maximum prison sentences imposed on FGM crimes. 'Non-medical individuals involved in performing genital mutilation would face up to seven years in prison if the practice led to a...more
April 20, 2021, 5:05 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: CWC-DATA-2, MARR-PRACTICE-1

"The president complained that the instances of child marriage and early marriage were widespread in the countryside. 'Egyptian families should stop this habit which harms their daughters and causes serious social and economic implications on the nation's life,' said Al-Sisi. Al-Sisi said 'early marriage is a major reason for rapid population growth and for the spread of poverty in villages'" (para 3-4).
April 20, 2021, 5:05 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi revealed on a Mother's Day ceremony that he had given directives to the government to introduce a number of initiatives in favour of supporting women in Egypt. 'First, I asked that parliament take all the measures necessary to pass a separate law that would ban child marriage by setting a minimum legal age of marriage for both males and females,' Al-Sisi said" (para 2).
April 20, 2021, 5:05 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-9

"The president also asked families in the countryside to refrain from spending too much on marriage preparations. 'Many families resort to borrowing too much [money] to prepare their daughters for marriage, but this is another bad habit as most mothers end up failing to pay back money and finally find themselves forced into jail, becoming gharemat' (mothers in debt)" (para 5-6). "'It is sorrowful that many of the women who serve prison sentences defaulted on paying debts they had borrowed for preparing their daughters for marriage,' said Al-Sisi" (para 7).
April 20, 2021, 5:05 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: CUST-LAW-1

"The president also called for changes to the personal status law in order to be balanced and to maintain the interests of both fathers and mothers on an equal footing. The president's initiative came amid much controversy over many of the draft law's articles which regulate marriage, divorce, alimony, and guardianship and custody issues" (para 10). "Al-Sisi said the law should help create a favourable climate for children who suffer because their parents are separated" (para 13).