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Egypt – Penal Code No. 58 of 1937

Article 237 of Egypt’s Penal Code No. 58 allows for a lesser punishment for men who kill their wives on discovering them in an act of adultery than for other forms of murder. Country: Egypt Law status: Discriminatory law in force Law ...


Remembering Nawal El Saadawi

On Sunday, Egyptian writer Nawal El Saadawi died at the age of 89. Author of over 55 books, El Saadawi was a prominent feminist campaigner. Her 1980 book The Hidden Face of Eve shone a spotlight on the issue of female genital mutilation (FGM). Dima ...


Egypt UPR Submission 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 ...