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Intensive efforts by Cedaw Foundation to enable women to run for local councils

12.08.2018 / Created by ledebe387
Intensive efforts by Cedaw Foundation to enable women to run for local councils

The Cedaw Foundation for Democracy and Human Rights is currently implementing a number of workshops aimed at training women who wish to run for next local elections scheduled for next year. These trainings cover different aspect of the elections, the most important of which are:

  1. The new draft law on municipalities and other laws relating to the engagement in the political life in Egypt, in addition to the constitution articles determining quotas of women and youth in local representation.

2 – The know-how in terms of running electoral campaign on a tight budget, as the economic factor has been identified as one of the biggest obstacles hindering women’s involvement in elections.

3 – The analysis of constituencies and the various skills to address the different components of the society, whether they are supporters, opponents or neutral.

4 - How to acquire the skills and expertise necessary to convince voters of the candidate’s electoral program, and encourage them to elect women.

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On the other hand, the Cedaw Foundation for Democracy and Human Rights and the Alexandria Women’s Foundation for Comprehensive Development signed a cooperation protocol to support and empower women in Alexandria governorate through educational seminars and awareness-raising workshops on issues that are considered necessary and urgent for women, marginalized women in particular.

Within the framework of this protocol, a workshop targeting 40 personalities from civil society and other local figures was conducted earlier this year. The workshop aimed at sensitizing women about the importance of their participation as candidates and voters, and the need for activating the Egyptian Constitution articles that gave women the right to representation in the municipalities by 25%. The workshop also aimed at discussing the law of local administration and how to empower women through it.

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