Civil and political rights - Egypt - Association

Family Status Laws'Campaign

15.07.2015 / Created by (EMWF)

This practice was conducted to counter the rising demands from opponents to repeal the family laws tackling custody and visitation articles. Mothers affected by these laws were suddenly put at the risk of losing their children’ s custody, facing false religious and social claims that support these laws’ nullification, claiming they are illegitimate. 

The aim of the practice is to put pressure on responsible leaders who did not change the current law on child custody which is considered one of the major advances of women in recent years. It also seeks to improve current legislation on parental visits. The advocacy for the custody and visitation started in the first place in 2001 and was relaunched again from 2011 to 2013 base on the post-revolutionary ramifications.

Through roundtable discussions, training for media representatives and several media campaigns, the practice yielded the attention of the population on the need to maintain unchanged the existing laws on child custody. She helped to create a better women’ s commitment to this cause.

This practice has been selected within the framework of the CSO WINS project "Capacity-building in theSouthern Mediterranean to Open Policy Dialogue and Monitoring forWomen IN Society" with the support of the European Union’s Neighborhood Civil Society Facility.


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