A watchdog for women's participation in Egypt
News from the Field, 11 February 2011
Ensuring women's participation will be key to building a democratic and well-governed Egypt. Although women were granted full political rights more than 50 years ago, they have yet to achieve equal access to decision-making positions and participatory democracy. An UNDEF-backed initiative aims to strengthen women's participation, including in the coming elections. The project, implemented by the Egyptian Center for Women's Rights, has established a watchdog to monitor women's political and institutional access, while training women leaders to effectively take part in electoral campaigns.