Egypt

The decision overturned the government's policy of forcing Baha'i Egyptians to choose one of the three state-recognized religions of Islam, Christianity and Judaism as a prerequisite for obtaining identification documents.
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Zeinab Radwan, Deputy Speaker of the People’s assembly in the Egyptian Parliament and member of the National Democratic Party, created a storm announcing “the testimony of a woman is legally equal in weight with a man’s testimony.”
La jeune et belle actrice égyptienne Abeer Sabri était sans doute loin d’imaginer qu’en décidant de ne plus porter le hidjab, elle allait subir la colère des islamistes.
The campaign started in 2005, where the center discovered that there was no relevant data on the issue, nor studies nor statistics or researches were done at that time."
“Nous avons essayé (d’obtenir le certificat), mais on nous a dit que nous devions choisir entre musulman, chrétien ou juif”, explique la soeur de la défunte.
The reform of Egypt’s family-law system was the outcome of a struggle to advance and guarantee women’s rights. Has the new system achieved this? In search of an answer, Mulki Al-Sharmani looks at the complex effects of the family-mediation process.
The ECWR is an independent Cairo-based NGO established in April 1996 to improve women's political and social status and confront all forms of discrimination against them. The website is available in Arabic and English.
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