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[16days_discussion] Petition of women groups from Egypt, please sign and spread

Eva Quistorp equistorp at
Wed Feb 23 10:15:36 EST 2011

-dear women this petition please sign and spread it to your governments 
and parliaments
and push to give money to the right women and student groups in Egypt 
and Tunesia now
not to fall into the shadow of the massacres in Lybia
Eva Quistorp, co founder of women for peace
former member of the european parliament

 From The Egyptian Center For Women's Rights <_mailto:ecwr at ecwronline.org_>

_ecwr at <mailto:ecwr at>_

17 Feb 2011


English Version Followed by Arabic

Egypt Constitutional Committee Starts Working While Neglecting and Excluding

Female Legal Experts

Arabic below

A petition

The Constitutional committee starts working while neglecting and excluding

female legal experts

The institutions and organizations below have signed this statement in

disapproval of the criteria and formation of the Constitutional Committee,

whereby the committee does not include a single female expert.

Advancing with a committee like this, triggers fears and suspicions with

regards to the future of Egypt and the transitional phase which Egypt is

currently witnessing after the 25th of January Revolution. This issue poses

a critical question with regards to democracy and the main aims of the

revolution which were initially spelled out as equality, freedom, democracy

and participation of all citizens.

We are hereby questioning the criteria according to which the members of the

constitutional committee are chosen; are they based on political criteria or

on values of equality and justice as spelled out by the revolution? If the

criteria are based on efficiency and integrity, then why are female legal

experts excluded despite the fact that Egypt is rich with lots of female

experts in constitutions whether in the Supreme Constitutional Court or the

Faculties of Law.

We believe that as Egyptian women largely and equally participated in the

revolution with Egyptian men and some of them have been jailed and still

lost while others have even martyred, they have the right to participate in

building the New Egyptian State on the simple basis of citizenship.

Nevertheless, we strongly have confidence in the discretion of the Military

Council in guiding Egypt towards democracy. Hence, we are making the

statement today to stress on the values of citizenship and participation of

women, specifically in the Constitutional Committee at the moment.

1-      The Egyptian Center for Women's Rights- Helwan

2-      Andalus institute for tolerance and anti-violence studies- Cairo

3-      The Centre for the Independence of Judges and Lawyers (CIJL) – Cairo

4-      Association of Human Communication- Cairo

5-      The United Group- Cairo

6-      Association of Arab Women- Cairo

7-      Health and Environmental Culture Society- Cairo

8-       Egyptian Medical Women's Association- Helwan

9-      Citizen's Society for Development and Human Rights- Giza

10-  Maat Foundation for Peace and Development and Human Rights- Cairo

11-  Vision Society for Enlightenment and Community Development- El Menia

12-   Association of population development and the preservation of the

environment- Cairo

13-  Our Society Association for Development and Human Rights- Cairo

14-  The Egyptian Society for Marketing and Development

15-  The Egyptian Foundation for Family Development- Giza

16-  Association of Middle East for Peace and Human Rights- Cairo

17-  With You Society for Social Assistance- Helwan

18-   Gozour Society for the comprehensive Development- Helwan

19-   The Egyptian Society for Family Empowerment- Giza

20-   The Legislative Association in Bakri Mastour- Qalioubia

21-  Pioneers Society for Development- Giza

22-  Al Zohor Association for Development - 6th of October

23-  Society Development Association in Sakil – 6th of October

24-  The Egyptian Association for Environmental and Humanitarian Development

- Al Qualiubia

25-  Our Society Association for Development and Human Rights - Giza

26-  The Egyptian Association for the spread of environmental awareness - Al


27-  Association of Women and Child Development - Al Qualiubia

28-  The legislative Association in Saa'd Zaghlol – Al Qualiubia

29-  Legal Association for the support of Family and Human rights - Cairo

30-  Mary Girgis Youth Association - Cairo

31-  Hope Association in Al Aslougy - Sharkia

32-  Women for Development Association – 6th of October

33-  The Egyptian Association for Defend and support - Helwan

34-  Ayatollah Association - Giza

35-  Economic Liberalization Association - Cairo.

36-  Al Sharkia Youth Association – Al Sharkia

37-  Al Mashrek Association for Population Development - Sharkia

38-  Cairo Center for Development - Giza

39-  Kelmetna Association for Dialogue and Development - Cairo

40-  El Nadim Center for the Management and Rehabilitation of victims of

violence - Cairo

41-  Friends of Youth and Environment Association - October

42-  Future Girls Association for Development - Cairo.

43-  Frasis Charitable Association for Society's Development - Gharbia

44-  Al Hayat Association in Zifta- Gharbia

45-  The Forum of Dialogue and Partnership for Development - Giza

46-  Future Association for Development - Aswan

47-  The Egyptian Association for Community Participation Enhancement -


48-  Al Fayoum Renaissance Association - Fayuom

49-  The Association of the interested people in education and development –


50-  Al Tanweer Centre for Development and Human Rights - Giza

51-  The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights – Cairo

52-  Al Mahrousa Center – Cairo

53-  Nama'a Association for Development and Human Rights – Al Gharbia

54-  The Arab Program for Human Rights Activists – Cairo

55-  Association For the Development and Enhancement of Women – Cairo

56-  Hawaa Future Association – Giza

57-  Ismailia Generations for Development Association – Ismailia

58-  Haq Center for Democracy and Human Rights – Cairo

59-  Association for the Support and Development of Education – Giza

60-  World Without Borders Association for Human Rights - Cairo

61-   New Fustat Association- Cairo

62-  Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights- Cairo

63-   Egyptian Association for Disseminating & Developing Legal Awareness-





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