Women's NGOs and Their Relations With the State in Egypt

Karaoğlan, Beril
This thesis is designed to analyze the relations between the Egyptian women’s NGOs and the state in Contemporary Egypt through the interviews conducted with members and administrators of eleven selected women’s NGOs based in Cairo. The main aim is to show how these NGOs with different aims and different working areas build their relations with the state, what kind of problems they face and how they cope with them as well as, if there are any, elaborate the relation patterns between the state and different women’s NGOs in different fields. The sample of the research consists of twenty-seven women, members and administrators, from eleven women’s organizations based in Cairo. The women’s organizations that constitute the subject of this research study were selected out of the leading advocacy, research, charity and development NGOs in Cairo. Within this framework, the thesis is mainly based on the qualitative data of the in-depth interviews and the interpretations of the responses given by the interviewees. On the other hand, in order to better analyze and understand existing relations between the state and women’s organizations in contemporary Egypt, women’s activism and NGOs and their shifting relations with the state will be examined historically as well.


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Citation Formats
B. Karaoğlan, “Women’s NGOs and Their Relations With the State in Egypt,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2007.