The National Society for the Defense of Rights and Freedoms concluded its work in completing its campaign in the Egyptian Delta within Mansoura Governorate, “Together to sign and ratify the Maputo Protocol”
by introducing the Maputo Protocol and the importance of signing the Protocol in order to target women in the Delta. 25 participants from community and political work leaders and leaders participated in the workshop. Party and leaders of civil society associations and civil society in various diverse societal groups, in addition to some members of the National Council for Women in Luxor, after the association targeted media professionals in a workshop in Alexandria. Journalists and correspondents from various news agencies participated in the workshop. A workshop was also implemented in Luxor Governorate in the presence of the women’s secretariats of the parties and members of the National Council for Women. The heads of women’s organizations also attended. 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 Shalabi, a lawyer and human rights expert, Mr. Ahmed Tammam, a researcher and legal and development expert, and Mr. Shadi Abdel Karim, a lawyer and jurist, will lecture in the three-day workshop. The workshop will discuss a number of issues related to women’s rights. In accordance with 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 in accordance with 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.