The Arab Uprisings Improved Human Rights

3403 WordsDec 22, 201414 Pages
Chapter 1: Origins (Intro) How have the Arab Uprisings improved human rights in Egypt? MUBARAKS GOV BAD FOR HUMAN RIGHTS MORSIS GOVERNMENT WORST IS THERE HOPE NOW?? (WITH NEW GOV) 1. Where did uprisings begin? Which rights existed? DEFINE -Muslim Brotherhood -Sharia Chapter 2: Women’s rights in Egypt There is a widespread belief in Egypt that gender equality is an attack on Egyptian culture and a foreign agenda imposed by the West rather than a basic human right. "All successive Egyptian governments, since 1952 onwards, have used xenophobia to create a sense that there is a conspiracy in Egypt," according to Hossam Abdalla, an Egyptian political commentator and activist speaking to Al Ahram weekly, an Egyptian newspaper. However, this has not silenced Egyptian civil society on the issue of women 's rights, with the Arab Spring helping many women find their political voices. For example, the National Council for Women and other NGO’s in Egypt have worked tirelessly to defend the legal status of women and their place in society. The Arab Uprisings have made popular the belief that change is possible, and many established organizations have united with younger volunteer-led organizations in fighting for fundamental change. The most important recent development for Women 's Rights in Egypt is the new constitution which was approved in January 2014, with 98.1% of people voting in favour of it. This constitution is tailored to the freedom of its all its citizens as
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