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Analysis: Will U.N. declaration on violence against women change Egypt?

March 17, 2013


Source Amr Abdallah Dalsh / Reuters Women shout slogans against Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi and members of the Muslim Brotherhood during a protest rally near Tahrir Square in Cairo on March 8, 2013. By Charlene Gubash, Producer, NBC News, News analysis After a decade of disagreement, 130 nations decided on Friday to adopt a historic, […]

The Voice and the Veil (Egypt)

August 2, 2012


Source: The Global Post Though Egyptian feminism is not a new phenomenon, the country sits at a precarious time in its history and a diverse group of dreamers is doing everything possible to turn revolutionary hopes into real equality for women. GlobalPost presents their stories. Ahmed Awadallah, Egyptian activist and blogger in Cairo, May 2012. […]

Crazy World: Brother impregnates teen sister

July 28, 2012


Source: The Kenyan Daily Post An Egyptian teenager, who was allegedly raped by her older brother several times, is now pregnant with his child. According to an Ana report, the 13-year-old girl claimed that her 40-year-old brother summoned her to his room every night on the pretext of having his room cleaned and raped her. […]

Egypt’s Maria TV Caters To Fully Veiled Women (Egypt)

July 24, 2012


 Source: Huffington Post CAIRO (AP) — The only visible female face in the Cairo-based studio of a new Islamic TV channel for women is that of a puppet. The human stars are all veiled from head to toe, with only their eyes showing. Maria TV is run primarily by women. They operate cameras, present shows […]

Female genital mutilation ‘divides opinion in Egypt’

July 16, 2012


  Female genital mutilation (FGM) is proving to be a divisive subject in Egypt, an academic has stated. According to Dr Richard Gauvain of the American University in Dubai, there is one group in the country that fights for human rights to be universally applied and another that supports “traditional society”, Al Arabiya reports. He […]

‘Summer Brides’: Under-age daughters sold as ‘sex-slaves’ in Egypt, report claims

July 15, 2012


According to a report by the U.S. State Department, wealthy Arab tourists from Gulf countries are paying money to purchase under-age Egyptian girls as “temporary brides.” (AP) Wealthy Arab tourists from Gulf countries are paying money to purchase under-age Egyptian girls as “summer-brides”, claims a new report on human trafficking released by the U.S. State […]

Are fears of legalization of female genital mutilation in Egypt real?

July 12, 2012


According to the World Health Organization, FGM is recognized as a violation of human rights of women and children, as it is often carried out on minors. (Reuters) By Yasmin Helal Al Arabiya Despite a 1996 ban on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in Egypt, the issue continues to be a divisive one, especially amid fears […]

Egyptian women speak up against sexual violence

July 7, 2012


On Cairo’s streets, sexual harassment of women, regardless of whether or not they wear an Islamic headscarf, is common in the form of obscenities, touching or groping. (Reuters) By AFP Cairo Egyptian women are speaking up against sexual violence after harrowing tales of mob attacks in Cairo’s iconic Tahrir Square prompted initiatives to combat the […]

Egypt: Stop the lowering of the minimum age of marriage for girls in Egypt

May 8, 2012


Egypt’s People’s Assembly Council is currently discussing legislation that would reduce the minimum age of marriage for girls from 18 to possibly as low as 9 years old and could vote on the final draft bill at any moment. If adopted, girls could be married off by their families without their consent putting them at […]