A war against women: The CSW declaration and the Muslim Brotherhood riposte

Open Democracy HODA ELSADDA 3 April 2013 The statement issued by the Muslim Brotherhood in response to the UN Commission on the Status of Women draft Agreed Conclusions on violence against women, is nothing short of an assault on their most basic rights as citizens and human beings, says Hoda Elsadda,   The 57th session of the Commission on the Status of Women

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Article 11: feminists negotiating power in Egypt

Open Democracy HODA ELSADDA 5 January 2015 Faced with unequal power relations at the negotiating table and authoritarian consolidation, a member of the 50-committee explores how feminist voices achieved leverage when drafting the 2014 Egyptian Constitution to include article 11.  Caught between an authoritarian and exclusionary religious discourse on the one hand, and an equally authoritarian and exclusionary ultra-nationalist stance on

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