Tag Archives: women’s political participation

June 2 Meeting – Pathways for Women in Democratic Transitions

Bachelet is back! I guess she really likes Egypt.  Pathways Middle East Hub is co-hosting this UN Women roundtable on June 2 in Cairo aimed at discussing how we can bring gender justice to this period of democratic transition in … Continue reading

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Gender justice and making the law work for women – materials available

Materials (papers and presentations) are now available online from the 18th Annual AUC Research Conference whose focus this year was “Social Justice: Theory, Research and Practice”.  The conference was very timely, considering all the recent political and social change in … Continue reading

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Two sessions on gender in the upcoming AUC Social Justice conference in Cairo

AUC’s annual research conference will focus on “Social Justice: Theory, Research and Practice” this year. The conference is open to all and the first day (May 3) will be held in Oriental Hall at the downtown campus and the last … Continue reading

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Sharaf seems responsive to women’s demands

New PM Essam Sharaf has been a decent guy so far in my books. Thanks to the much-needed help of my faithful office buddies ( colleagues, if you are feeling in the mood for a professional shout out) Heba Gowayed … Continue reading

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From Tahrir Square to my Kitchen

Hania Sholkamy writes about the reaction to the Million Women march  in Tahrir on March 8 and suggests considerations for moving forward. This piece really resonated with me. Check it out at the Pathways site: From Tahrir Square to my … Continue reading

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Million Women march: some reflections

The March 8th demonstration on International Women’s Day to demand equal rights for women in Tahrir was a blow to many of us. What was intended as a peaceful gathering on International Women’s Day for the rights of Egyptian women … Continue reading

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Shorouk op-ed on justice for women

Hania Sholkamy’s op-ed was published in today’s El-Shorouk paper: The People Want Equity for Women Summary (courtesy of my wonderful colleague Heba Gowayed): Sholkamy begins by describing the scene in Tahrir square, where men and women stood side by side … Continue reading

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