Civil society in Egypt
Monday، 20 July 2009 - 12:00 AM
The non-governmental organizations (NGOs) represent active players and major channels in providing social services and implementation of development programs, where the experiences and experiments of civil society play an integral role to the role of government.
The term "civil society" refers to a large group of non-governmental organizations and non-profit organizations which have a primary role in the public life based on moral, cultural, political, scientific, religious or charity considerations.
Importance of the civil society in Egypt is in the role of its institutions in activating participation of many citizens in determining their fates and interaction with policies which may affect their life positively. Therefore, institutions of civil society in Egypt seek to create an influential with the purpose of achieving development while maintaining a balanced relation with the government based on mutual respect.
Institutions of civil society in Egypt include:
• Political parties.
• Trade unions.
• Public societies.