Hoda Elsadda

Article 11: feminists negotiating power in Egypt

Article 11: feminists negotiating power in Egypt

Open Democracy HODA ELSADDA 5 January 2015 Faced with unequal power relations at the negotiating table and authoritarian consolidation, a member of the 50-committee explores how feminist voices achieved leverage when drafting the 2014 Egyptian Constitution to include article 11.  Caught between an authoritarian and exclusionary religious discourse on the one hand, and an equally authoritarian and exclusionary ultra-nationalist stance on the other, how can feminists in Egypt forge a space for voice and political change?
Article 11: feminists negotiating power in Egypt

Article 11: feminists negotiating power in Egypt

Open Democracy HODA ELSADDA 5 January 2015 Faced with unequal power relations at the negotiating table and authoritarian consolidation, a member of the 50-committee explores how feminist voices achieved leverage when drafting the 2014 Egyptian Constitution to include article 11.  Caught between an authoritarian and exclusionary religious discourse on the one hand, and an equally authoritarian and exclusionary ultra-nationalist stance on the other, how can feminists in Egypt forge a space for voice and political change?