Women and Development Association Joins the Campaign of Forum for Development and Human Right Dialogue to demand the Government’s Ratification of the Maputo Protocol

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Today, Thursday, June 23, 2022, the Women and Development Association, of consultative capacity with the United Nations, announced that it has joined the campaign of the Forum for Development and Human Rights Dialogue (FDHRD) to demand the Egyptian government to ratify the Maputo Protocol. The protocol aim is to protect the rights of African women.

Aida Nour El-Din, a lawyer and feminist activist and chair of the board of directors of the Women and Development Association in Alexandria, welcomed the initiative of the Forum for Development and Human Rights Dialogue in its campaign, which it launched last week.

Aida Nour El-Din invited many human rights organizations in Egypt to join the FDHRD’s campaign to ratify the Maputo Declaration by the Egyptian government.

It is worth noting that Women and Development Association was established in 2000, and it has an active presence before the United Nations committees in New York and Geneva.

At the national level, for the Women and Development Association aims to monitor forms of discrimination and violence against women in order to provide psychological support to them and their families, provide legal support, put women’s problems and societal problems before decision makers and make recommendations for solutions to enhance women’s public and political participation.

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