Women’s Rights In Egyptian Law: The Legal Battle For A Safer Life

Egypt’s history has witnessed notable strides in connection with women’s rights. Meanwhile, Egypt is a signatory of the significant international conventions on gender equality. Nevertheless, interference to change women’s position is faced with colossal failure sometimes. One of the reasons could b...

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Published in:Middle East - Topics & Arguments
Main Author: Elsaman, Radwa
Format: Journal Articles
Language:English
Published: Philipps-Universität Marburg 2020
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Summary:Egypt’s history has witnessed notable strides in connection with women’s rights. Meanwhile, Egypt is a signatory of the significant international conventions on gender equality. Nevertheless, interference to change women’s position is faced with colossal failure sometimes. One of the reasons could be the lack of relevant legislation. Other essential obstacles include social practices and stereotypes that prevent the application of the rule of law. The absence of community support is the third reason. Finally, misconceiving <br>Islamic religious rules impacts women’s rights in Egypt. Solutions include legal reform and complementary policy actions; allowing real political participation; opening the door for women initiatives; teaching gender in schools and universities; and ensuring better access to resources when it comes to economic rights is another possibility.
DOI:https://doi.org/10.17192/meta.2020.14.8242