It was necessary that in decision-making circles there should exist no prejudice against women occupying positions traditionally held by men, especially in a hardened force like the police, and that there should be faith in their ability to perform as well, if not better, than men.
This road map opened the door for Egyptian women and the feminist movement to build a different future inspired by the rights enshrined in the constitution to secure bread, freedom, social justice, and human dignity.
Two years after the sparkle of the revolution in Egypt, Amal, now preparing to go back to Tahrir square on Sunday June 30th talks about her hopes and fears during this turning point in Egypt history.
IMF loan deal conditions would most negatively affect the poor and marginalized sectors of society, including women.
“IMF loan will impact upon poor people and women will be the worst affected.”
Posted on 23 January 2014
Elsadda insists that “people matter,” – who is at the table, engaging in discussions will have a decisive role. Continue Reading
Posted on 12 August 2013
Egyptians are hopeful because we recognized our energy, ability, and power to change. Continue Reading
Posted on 02 July 2013
Democracy can not only be practiced by going to the polls, when at home a father rules as patriarch, as dictator. Continue Reading
Posted on 28 January 2013
“Undoubtedly personal status laws are one main source of the violence practiced against women.” Continue Reading
Posted on 25 January 2013
“This is the time when everybody forgets about women, conservative and liberal forces as well” Continue Reading
Posted on 11 January 2013
Women graduate from leadership courses in Lebanon take on front roles in stepping up the Claiming Equal Citizenship Campaign in 2013 Lina Abou-Habib CRTD.A / WLP-Lebanon 6 January 2012 During the past year, CRTD.A engaged in a series of Leadership and Political Participation training targeting Lebanese women married to non-nationals and who suffer from the [...] Continue Reading
Posted on 24 May 2012
Participants from WLP's most recent Global Training of Trainers (TOT) in Malaysia blog about their experiences: Continue Reading
Posted on 23 May 2012
Betty shared a little progressive secret with me...and with her consent I am going to share. Continue Reading
Posted on 23 May 2012
Happily, the pre-institute participants realized that, in a subtle way, we are all politicians and are in one way or the other involved in the games of politics in our daily interaction. Continue Reading
Posted on 19 March 2012
Today, YouTube and easily-duplicated digital records are standing neck-to-neck with these official narratives; multiple accounts will live on. Continue Reading
Posted on 09 January 2012
Different themes such as feminist methodology for documentation, institutionalizing memory, theory and practice in history, and healing the souls of the oppressed were discussed. Continue Reading
Posted on 05 December 2011
My colleagues at WLP shared this disturbing reminder of the common issues facing women in politics, regardless of where they are: How to Hit a Woman – The new anti-Elizabeth Warren ad, and how political attack ads differ when the target is female. (the article appeared in Slate on November 22, 2011) Continue Reading