If Egyptian Women's Day came and went without anyone in Cairo marking the occasion, it wasn't for lack of effort on the part of women's organizations.
This 62-page report documents serious human rights abuses stemming from discriminatory family laws that have resulted in a divorce system that affords separate and unequal treatment to men and women.
ECWR is deeply saddened and extremely concerned about this cancellation and what it implies about the supposed support of the government for women's empowerment and civil society.
ECWR will organize a celebration of Egyptian Women's Day on March 16 during which the first martyrdom of a female candidate will be recognized and freedoms in Egypt will be promoted. The celebration is entitled, " New year ….. New Hope."
Despite the opening of the first safe-house for women in Cairo, few are choosing to leave their abusive marriages due to the social stigma and financial insecurity they would face.
An Egyptian newspaper published several of the cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed that have sparked outrage across the Muslim world.
Conference recommendations on women's status in political movements following the parliamentary election from the Egyptian Center for Women's Rights.
Although this case in particular has received much attention in the Egyptian press and abroad, it is important to note that it is not at all unique. In fact, there are roughly 14,000 similar paternity suits currently being processed by the courts.

Egyptian women's experience of new khol provisions, as discussed in this book, act not only as a future warning for those seeking to expand women's access to divorce in other Muslim contexts. It also confirms what legal rights activists in Pakistan have known for many years since case law firmly established khol as a right available to the wife without the husband's permission in 1967.