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Voices from CSW62

19.04.2018 / Created by ECWSRE
Voices from CSW62

In an interview with UN Women following the 62nd session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW62) held last march, Nehad Abo El-Komsan, Lawyer, Co-founder and Chairwoman of the Egyptian Centre for Women’s Rights, said that in the recent years, there have been many positive developments in Egypt in terms of women´s rights and place in the society.

“Women’s rights were included in our constitution in 2014 and since then many legislations have been changed, especially in relation to violence against women. The Egyptian Center of Women’s Rights developed a national strategy for stopping violence against women. Sexual harassment, female genital mutilation and child marriage have been included in the law, with harsh penalties. Although these good developments have taken place, women still face challenges. Implementation of the law is a major challenge. It is very important to raise awareness of law enforcement authorities and [help them] understand it is not just a women’s issue, it is protection for the whole society.” she added.

More than 4,300 civil society representatives from 130 countries participated in the CSW62 which focused on rural women and girls.

In the link below, you can read the views and the perspectives of more civil society representatives who were asked by UN Women why do they came and what do they take back with them from this UN meeting?

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Volunteering association  Touiza  of the wilaya of Algiers
Association Voix de Femmes Marocaines
Psycho Social Counseling Center for Women (PSCCW)
Equity, Parity and Gender Mainstreaming Commission of Guelmim
SIDRA Association
Moroccan Association of Reproductive Health
Socio-cultural centre for women in action
Association for Women's Total Advancement & Development (AWTAD)
Tunisian Association of Development Law - ATDD
Tunisian National League of Policewomen
Association Djazairouna des victimes du terrorisme
Be active. Be emancipated (B.a.B.e.)
EÖTVOS LORÁND University
Sama Goods
Association AGIR pour le Developpement et l'Epanouissement de la Jeunesse
Ideaborn Consulting
Arij Khamis Al Zawi
iJMA3, The Arab ICT Organization
Association of Women in Green Economy (AFEV)
Mobilising for Rights Associates (MRA)
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN IN PHOTO
European Anti-Violence Network (EAVN)
Assiwar- the Feminist Arab Movement
Social and Economic Forum for Women Association
The Libyan Network to Support and Empower Women
Creativity Center for Citizenship and Democracy
Racha Ramadan
La ciutat invisible
Yaich Elarbi
Association des Femmes Tunisiennes pour la Recherche sur le Développement (AFTURD)
Egyptian Feminist Union – EFU
Myriem Narjis
Association for the Promotion of Rural Women of Mezzouna
Fédération des Ligues des Droits des Femmes
Association El Ghaith
The Palestinian Initiative for the Promotion of Global Dialogue and Democracy (MIFTAH)

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