Women's Rights in Focus: Egypt
Findings from June 2004 focus groups with Egyptian citizens on women's rights.
By Brian Katulis
Sponsored by Freedom House's Survey of Women's Rights in the Middle East and North Africa
A series of focus groups conducted with Egyptian citizens finds that progress for women is hindered by gaps in public knowledge about basic rights as well as by institutional weaknesses in Egypt's government. Conducted with a broad cross section of Egyptians from Cairo, Alexandria, and several villages in the Nile Delta and Upper Egypt in May and June 2004, the focus group research offers fresh perspectives from Egyptian citizens whose views are often not included in analyses on women's rights. Designed to complement other efforts aimed at identifying the challenges and opportunities for empowering women, this public opinion research project is one component of Freedom House's Survey of Women's Rights in the Middle East and North Africa.
Read the full report here.