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Sout to Support Women’s Rights

Gender equality/ the right of women to be hired in the leadership positions/ media support

Presence in: Egypt
Focus: Financial Sustainability & Fundraising, Gender-based violence, Legal Aid & Public Interest Law, Women's Rights

The initiative focuses on the issue of gender equality, provides comprehensive support to women to be hired in the leadership positions. For example; the case of a girl, whose appointment at the State Council refused, despite the conditions applied to her. The initiative provided comprehensive support to another girl and her colleagues as the Public Prosecution has refrained from appointing them as well. The cases are still pending before the judicial authorities until now.
It also recently focuses on supporting “Gender Equality”, as we launched a campaign entitled  “Capable Women ” to support female lawyers in the Bar Council elections and spread the principle of gender equality.
As for the obstacles that we face in our work, we seek to legally register the initiative. We have tried to establish a civil society institution affiliated with the Ministry of Social Solidarity, but the difficulties and complications we faced from government agencies as well as the expensive costs and the long time we had excluded the idea. When we set out to establish a law firm in the Bar Association, our attempets was directly subjected to threats and violence by the employees of the Syndicate’s Companies Registration Committee, because we provide aid to women, spread human rights principles and confront violence against women in Egypt.
They refused to submit our papers and promised that if we established the company they would close it and inform the security about us under the claim that “we incite” Women described us as protectors of human rights with sarcasm and threat.”
I am working on the process of establishing a company with a legal status affiliated with the Egyptian Ministry of Investment, although it costs a lot of money. Therefore, we are trying to fund the initiative to be launched.

People Associated With This Organization

Noha Sayed

Sout to Support Women’s Rights
Joined May 2022
Interests: Financial Sustainability & Fundraising, Gender-based violence, Legal Aid & Public Interest Law, Women's Rights
I am Noha Sayed, introducing myself to you as the director of "SOUT to Support Women's Rights" it is Women Initiative concentrating on Gender Equality in Egypt. As a previous lawyer with Egyptian NGOs concerned with defending human rights for a long time, in 2016, I'd founded SOUT, aka Voice in Arabic, aiming to support women in facing all societal pressures and social empowerment to record a gender balance between males/ females in women life. We've already provided legal and media support to a group of girls in cases of; harassment and assault as well as we obtained the final court rulings in which the accused were convicted and executed. I am looking forwad joining the legal network because it will be a great opportunity to hange with other organizations. Furthermore, being apart of a joint network with you is considered a further benefit for my initiative to learn, interact and get more experiences.
Noha Sayed is the network champion (main point of contact) for Sout to Support Women’s Rights.

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