National Association for the Defense of Rights and Freedoms Complete campaign work in Upper Egypt “Together for signing and ratifying the Maputo Protocol”
The National Society for the Defense of Rights and Freedoms began its work by completing its campaign in Upper Egypt, in Luxor Governorate, “together to sign and ratify the Maputo Protocol” by defining the Maputo Protocol and the importance of signing the protocol in order to target women in Upper Egypt. 25 participants from the leaders of community and political work and leaders participated in the workshop Partisan organizations and leaders of NGOs and civil society in various societal groups, in addition to some members of the Women’s National Council in Luxor, after the association targeted media professionals with a workshop in Alexandria. Journalists and correspondents from different news agencies participated in the workshop. The workshop aims to emphasize the importance of signing and ratifying the protocol as a regional mechanism for women’s rights. The workshop is held in cooperation with the SOAWR Network (Solidarity Network for African Women’s Rights), a non-governmental organization working in the field of women’s rights based in Nairobi-Kenya.
Mr. Nabil Shalaby, a lawyer and human rights expert, and Mr. Ahmed Tammam, a researcher and human rights and development expert, will lecture in the three-day workshop. The workshop will discuss a number of issues related to women’s rights under national legislation and international and regional women’s mechanisms. The terms of the Maputo Protocol are explained through an interactive training among the participants in order to obtain some notes from the participants and arrange their importance, according to the geographical and cultural diversity in the local communities. At the same time,
It is noteworthy that the National Association for the Defense of Rights and Freedoms is implementing a campaign to ratify the Maputo Protocol for African women by targeting the components of Egyptian society (media – civil society – national councils – women’s secretariats in parties – parliamentarians), believing in the importance of positive participation and looking at international mechanisms And regional, with the self-will of the Egyptian state in order to keep pace with national legislation and international and regional mechanisms, and at the heart of them are African mechanisms.