Task Force for a Unified Law against Violence Against Women
The Task Force for a unified law against violence against women, held a conference, on 4 December 2017 in celebration of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence (GBV). The establishment of the taskforce comes as result of the continuing spread of violence against women, despite the adoption of several policies and procedures to combat GBV in Egypt. The founding organizations gathered to launch the Task Force and introduce their proposed VAW bill.
The taskforce consists of 9 founding organizations, these are: The New Woman Foundation, Nazra for Feminist Studies, The Foundation for Egyptian Women’s Issues, Cairo Center for Development and Law, Women and Memory Forum, Nadeem Center for Psychological Treatment and Rehabilitation for Victims of Violence, Center for Appropriate Communications for Development, Egyptian Women Lawyers Initiative and Tadwein for Gender Studies.