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Egyptian Center for Women' s Rights (ECWR)

Member since 05.06.2015

Country

Egypt

Mission and objectives

The Egyptian Center for Women' s Rights is an independent, non-partisan and non-governmental organization. The Center is dedicated to supporting women in their struggle to research her full rights and establish gender equality. ECWR works on eliminating all forms of discrimination against women and urging legislative authorities to reconsider all legislations opposing women-related international agreements, at the top of which CEDAW.
In this framework, ECWR, via its programs, is concerned with raising women' s awareness, emphasizing the necessity of women' s participation in public life- as an elector and nominee – and improving women legal knowledge. Such knowledge could be achieved through simplifying legal concepts so as to be capable of handling daily life issues and problems or filing lawsuits defending women and demanding their rights.

Main activities related to gender equality and women's rights

- Fill in legislation gaps hindering women from exercising their rights: ECWR’s advocacy is grounded in its practical work to improve women's legal and political status in Egypt.
- The Egyptian society is free from gender-based violence: We have also been instrumental in helping change public attitudes to sexual harassment and violence against women.
- Women are active participants in the decision making process and precisely in Parliamentary and Local Councils elections, both as voters and candidates: At the legal level, our Access to Justice Program uses a three-level approach to advance women’s rights - at the official, civil society, and grassroots levels.

Geographical sphere of activity

National

Working themes

Civil and political rights
Types of Violence
Economy / Employment

Target group(s)

Employed women, Victims of violence, Other

Specific years of work experience in gender equality

+10

Contact

Address : Engineers Towers, 2nd Tower, 16th Floor, Maadi, 11711 ,Egypt
Telephone : 2 02 252 82 176
Adress email : ecwr@ecwronline.org
Website : http://ecwronline.org/

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