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This report provides facts and numbers about the reality of violence against Women in Egypt, a country that ratified the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), although with reservations to Article 2 on policy measures and Articles 16 regarding marriage and family life.The report casts light on gaps in the criminal code and other laws that do not protect Women, in addition to other cases of violence against women that the law tolerates such as domestic violence... It gives critics and recommendation for the implementation to national strategy to combat violence against women (VaW), which was launched in June 2015, and is set to be implemented over a five year period from 2015-2020.
This platform is part of the Axis 1 "Strengthening the capacities of equality actors" of the Priority Solidarity Fund "Women for the future in the Mediterranean" funded by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and led by the European Institute of the Mediterranean, in the framework of the project “Developing Women's Empowerment” labelled by the Union for the Mediterranean.
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