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A war against women: The CSW declaration and the Muslim Brotherhood riposte

A war against women: The CSW declaration and the Muslim Brotherhood riposte

Open Democracy HODA ELSADDA 3 April 2013 The statement issued by the Muslim Brotherhood in response to the UN Commission on the Status of Women draft Agreed Conclusions on violence against women, is nothing short of an assault on their most basic rights as citizens and human beings, says Hoda Elsadda, The 57th session of the Commission on the Status of Women at UN headquarters (4-15 March) which ended with an Agreed Conclusions was particularly eventful, with a group of countries, including Egypt, attempting to roll back some hard-won rights.