Egyptian women have long struggled for greater equality under authoritarian regimes on one side and radical extremists on the other. At the nexus of the Arab Spring, women in Egypt were on the frontlines of protests and faced gender-based sexual violence and repression following elections and a military coup. The government of Egypt is using the “NGO Foreign Funding” case to target Women Human Rights Defenders (WHRDs) and feminists for their activism and work to defend various rights. The impact of this law has extended to WILPF partners, forcing them to close their offices (due to the lack of funding), while several members were arrested and summoned for investigation. Egypt ranked 134 out of 144 countries in the 2017 Global Gender Gap Index. In 1981, Egypt ratified the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). Egypt has not ratified or signed the Arms Trade Treaty. During the 2017 October Security Council Open Debate, Egypt made no specific commitments towards the implementation of UNSCR 1325 and the WPS Agenda holistically. In 2016, $2773.7 million was spent by Egypt on its military; however, they have not developed a National Action Plan on the Implementation of Resolution 1325 (2000). Egyptian women's rights leaders remain active advocates against female genital mutilation and increasing women's political and economic participation.