Women’s Equality: Constitutions and Revolutions in Egypt

Authored by: Ellen McLarney

Categories: Statebuilding
Sub-Categories: Democratization and Political Participation, Political Transitions
Country: Egypt
Region: Middle East and North Africa
Year: 2016
Citation: McLarney, Ellen, “Women’s Equality: Constitutions and Revolutions in Egypt,” in Women and Gender in Middle East Politics, POMEPS Studies no. 19. Washington, DC: Project on Middle East Political Science [POMEPS], May 2016.

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Executive Summary

In the aftermath of the 2011 uprisings, the new Egypt converted the fervor of revolutionary change into the civil liberties of a new constitutionalism. This article explores the 2012 re-constitution of the existing power structure, which involved a glimmer of gender equality within a newfound political order.