Women in the Egyptian Parliament: A Different Agenda?
Women in Egypt achieved a historic increase in their legislative representation in 2015, securing 14.9 percent of seats in parliament. Cairo University professor Mazen Hassan analyzes transcripts of parliamentary sessions to determine whether this increase in female parliamentarians had a noticeable impact on Egypt’s legislative agenda. His findings are presented below in an issue brief and in a longer, more in-depth research paper. This research is part of a series on pluralism and inclusion in the Middle East after the Arab Spring. The project is generously supported by a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York.