Egypt UPR Submission 2019 - Equality Now

Egypt UPR Submission 2019

Egypt Submission to the UN Universal Periodic Review

Thirty-Fourth Session of the UPR Working Group of the Human Rights Council

October – November 2019


This submission details our concerns regarding Egypt’s treatment of Women Human Rights Defenders, discriminatory provisions of the nationality law, and the need for a law on violence against women. We make key recommendations for action by the government of Egypt to better address these areas of concern.

Submitted by: Equality Now, Center for Egyptian Women’s Legal Assistance (CEWLA) and the Global Campaign for Equal Nationality Rights.