Community Update

World Pulse Toolkits Available!

At World Pulse, we recognize the need for ongoing learning—for you and for your community! Our toolkits are all available here.

We are especially excited to share our signature Citizen Journalism and Digital Empowerment Curriculum. Start learning today!

In a Reuters poll : Egypt Arab countries less respectful of women

Foundation sponsored a Thomson Reuters survey of expert opinion in the field of women's rights included all members of the League of Arab States and resulted in results announced Tuesday for solutions to Egypt in the tail arrangement Arab countries in terms of respect for the status of women,while dissolved Republic of the Comoros at the top of Arab countries .

The survey does not answer the question: Why ended up in Egypt at the tail end of the ranking of countries in terms of women 's rights and freedoms and put it ? But , according to what she said Monique Villa Managing Director of Thomson Reuters Foundation " is based on the vision of experts on the issue of women for women's rights in the member states of the Arab League. "

Egyptian and raised voices on the villa questions about the credibility of the poll and the followers of the scientific method to demonstrate its credibility .

She said in exclusive statements to the Egyptian votes The poll included 600 specialists in women's issues in the region but did not use the completed answers to the survey , number 336 . Participants included in the survey : health care officials and relief workers and activists in the field of women's rights and decision - makers , lawyers, academics and journalists at the regional, national and local levels .

" We put 36 questions on all of them and values the extent to which countries are committed major items in the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women , which joined or signed or ratified by most of the Arab countries. "

The questions focused in the poll on six axes , all based on the basic texts of the International Convention : Women in politics, women in society, women in the economy , women in the family , reproductive rights and violence against women.

" We put 36 questions on all of them and values the extent to which countries are committed major items in the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women , which joined or signed or ratified by most of the Arab countries. "

With regard to the performance of Egypt said Villa , " despite the fact that women in Saudi Arabia (for example) does not يقدن cars for example, and prohibited them a lot of things without the presence or guardian's consent , but that the order of Egypt ( comparison ) was bad in every one of the areas where roads survey .. poll results appear that after nearly three years on the Arab revolutions order came three countries of the Arab Spring in the bottom of the list. "

She added, " Sexual harassment has become a political weapon , even in Tahrir Square , where recorded last summer rape cases the purpose of terrorizing women and silence them . Seems that women were better off in Egypt under Mubarak what are today after falling three years . This is not my opinion, but the opinion of experts. "

A few days ago said Dalia Abdel Hamid, a researcher at the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights, said in an interview with the sounds of Egyptian The prevalence of harassment , or "sexual violence" , began in 2005 , when there was an upsurge in political activity , which introduced more women into the public domain , although violence sexual used to punish women for their participation in the mass demonstrations during the Egyptian revolution , which women played a prominent role .

Accompanied the survey analyzes and reports and facts about the status of women in the Arab world prepared by the Thomson Reuters Foundation and participated in Egyptian votes .

Says Villa The Foundation sponsored this survey , " so as to ensure coverage of the news that has not received a sufficient degree of coverage. And highlight the issues that rejects others covered. And surveys are part of this effort. Collect data and analyze it and put it in the context in order to focus on global issues such as human women , "noting that this is the third poll conducted by the Foundation during the three years regarding the respect for women 's rights around the world .

This poll is not based on a comprehensive survey , but " based on a poll monitoring , " according to what she said Villa.

Source

http://aswatmasriya.com/news/view.aspx?id=72d11d7a-fd99-405f-b992-328f04...

Downloads

Magazine »

Read global coverage through women's eyes

Letters to a Better World

Letters to a Better World

Community »

Connect with women on the ground worldwide

womenspace's picture

CAMBODIA: Ordinary Women Can Make a Difference

Campaigns »

Be heard at influential forums

WWW: Women Weave the Web

WWW: Women Weave the Web

Programs »

Help us train women citizen journalists

World Pulse Voices of Our Future

World Pulse Voices of Our Future

Partners »

Join forces with our wide network of partners

Nobel Women's Initiative

Nobel Women's Initiative