National Society for the Defense of Rights and Liberties It continues its campaign work in Upper Egypt “Together to sign and ratify the Maputo Protocol” Aswan from November 30 to December 2, 2023
The National Society for the Defense of Rights and Freedoms continues the work of its campaign “Together to sign and ratify the Maputo Protocol” in the far south of Egypt, “Aswan Governorate, by introducing the protocol on the rights of African women and the annex to the African Charter for Peoples and Human Rights, known as the “Maputo Protocol” and the importance of signing and ratifying it. Targeting women in southern Egypt in order to raise their awareness of the provisions of the protocol and study its benefits. Twenty-five leaders of community and political work from various societal groups participate in the workshop, in addition to, specifically, the women’s secretariats in political parties, a number of members of the National Council for Women in Luxor, and a number of media figures and civil society leaders, after the association targeted a number From the governorates, including “Luxor, Alexandria, Port Said, and Dakahlia.” 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), which is a non-governmental organization working in the field of Women’s Rights, based in Nairobi, Kenya.
Mr. Walid Farouk, President of the National Society for the Defense of Rights and Freedoms, Mr. Nabil Shalabi, a lawyer and human rights expert, and Mr. Ahmed Tammam, a researcher and legal and development expert, will lecture in the workshop, which will last over three days. The workshop will discuss a number of issues. related to women’s rights under national legislation and international and regional women’s mechanisms. The provisions of the Maputo Protocol are also explained through interactive training among the participants in order to obtain some comments from the participants and rank their importance according to the geographical and cultural diversity in local communities. At the same time,
It is noteworthy that the National Society for the Defense of Rights and Freedoms is implementing a campaign to ratify the Maputo Protocol regarding African women by targeting components of Egyptian society (the media – civil society – national councils – women’s secretariats in parties – parliamentarians) out of its belief in the importance of positive participation and consideration of international mechanisms. And the regional ones, by 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 the African mechanisms.
The National Society for the Defense of Rights and Freedoms stresses the importance of dealing with African regional mechanisms and permanent joint work with the working mechanisms of the African continent, to complement the ongoing work on the advancement of women in the African continent and to emphasize interest in common issues, and at its heart is the importance of protecting women and raising their ability for the advancement of African societies.