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NCW  launches new paper on legislation for protecting women from violence

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NCW  launches new paper on legislation for protecting women from violence

NCW paper aims to shed light on the legislative framework for the current legal protection of women under the constitution and national laws


Egypt’s National Council for Women (NCW) has released a new paper, entitled “Protecting Women from Violent Crimes in National Laws and Legislations”, in partnership with the Ministry of Justice’s Human, Women and Child Rights Sector.

The paper aims to shed light on the legislative framework for the current legal protection of women under the constitution and national laws, within the framework of national strategies that Egypt had launched and the ratified conventions the country abides by.

This comes in conjunction with the celebrations that are taking place as part of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, marked on 25 November every year. It also marks the start of 16 days of activities to combat violence against women, which will continue until 10 December.

The paper aims to shed light on the legislative framework for the current legal protection of women under the constitution and national laws and within the framework of the national strategies it launched Egypt and the ratified conventions.

The paper said, “The Egyptian state has committed to strengthening the protection of women and ensuring their right to all kinds of protection,  work is still underway towards achieving further reforms and legislative amendments to provide a comprehensive legal framework for women protected  from all forms of violence and discrimination.

The NCW said that the file of legal protection for women receives special attention and is at the forefront of the Egyptian state’s plans and strategies. It looks to develop and adopt appropriate legislation and executive procedures that will effectively protect women from all forms of violence.

Human rights in their civil, political, economic, social and cultural dimensions are the cornerstone in determining the contents of the general application of international human rights standards.

In accordance with international human rights laws, women’s rights are closely related to the right to equality and non-discrimination. This is one of the basic principles that dominates all women’s civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, and it occupies the forefront of all United Nations charters, foremost among which is the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and in international and regional human rights conventions.

The paper said, “The Egyptian state has committed to strengthening the protection of women and ensuring their right to all kinds of protection,  work is still underway towards achieving further reforms and legislative amendments to provide a comprehensive legal framework for women protected  from all forms of violence and discrimination.”

Topics: NCW women

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