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By Zainab Hawa Bangura Conflict-related sexual violence is a war crime mired in myths and shrouded in secrecy and stigma. Perhaps the greatest misperception is that it is an atrocity of a bygone era, and that in today’s age of high tech warfare, rape is no longer used as a weapon of mass destruction. Nothing …
Helmy El Touni depicts Egyptian women going about their daily lives
AFP- Human Rights Watch welcomed Saturday a recommendation by Saudi Arabia’s consultative Shura Council to lift the ban on sports in girls’ state schools. On Tuesday, the council recommended that the longstanding ban, relaxed in private schools last year, be ended altogether, state media in the ultra-conservative Muslim kingdom reported. It is now up to …
Running has long been used to promote causes; fighting cancer, eradicating poverty, promoting literacy among other worthy endeavours. It has been used by men to spread awareness, including women’s rights. In Europe, the well-known “walk a mile in her shoes” displays men wearing high heels and walking a mile to draw attention to the different …
National Council for Women chairman criticises western countries’ “double-standards” in addressing human rights during 58th UN Commission on Status of Women
At the heart of Egypt’s sexual harassment epidemic lies an out-of-date and unrealistic ideal of the “real” man and the “honourable” woman
Women spearhead efforts to feed the continent
The commission, which brings together officials from the UN’s 193 member states and several thousand representatives from non-government groups, meets until 21 March.
Mesh Sakta’s goal is to empower women and to highlight the criminal nature of sexual harassment
By Navi Pillay It is natural for a man to respond to a nagging female partner with violence. Women’s demands for equal pay with men for equal skills are not justified, because women are likely to stop working to have children. A man who kills his wife may receive a more lenient sentence if she …
By Dr Cesar Chelala The growing worldwide demand for resources is threatening the world’s environmental health to an unprecedented extent. There is widespread agreement that unless new and more effective policies are set in place, this situation could have devastating implications for human development. In this context, women and children can be very active participants …
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More than 1,250 women are participating in the micro-business projects that Coca-Cola launched
Egyptian Centre for Women’s Rights calls for introduction on quotas for women in government
The Institute hosted a screening of 5 shorts about women that were also screened at the Euro Film Panorama last November
A flash mob in Cairo on 14 February organised to raise awareness for women in Egypt
Practice still widespread in Africa, parts of Asia
This paper includes the definitions of the following practices: Pregnancy Tests, Vaginal and Anal Tests , Virginity Tests,Rape , Sexual Assault , Sexual Harassment.
The job creation initiative will be implemented through “Cash for Work” programmes in cooperation with the Social Fund for Development
Mansour’s speech which was delivered by his advisor on women’s affairs, Sakina Fouad, stressed the importance of women’s role in “stopping the bloodshed”.
By Omar Al-Ghraieb Women of different ages, sizes, social classes and backgrounds can be found at Gaza’s Karate Sports Club dressed in the classic white karate uniforms (known as Karategi in Japanese). They stand tall and barefoot. Some wear headscarves, some don’t. They all have different colored belts around the waists, marking their progress. Emad …
The 14 adult defendants were handed 11-year prison sentences, while seven minors were ordered into a juvenile facility until their 18th birthdays, at which point their cases would be re-evaluated.
Pro-Morsi coalition dubs Friday demonstrations “at your service, mother of the martyr”
An analysis of the first two sections in the draft constitution concerning economic and social rights
Human rights organisations condemn the 11-year verdict served to female Morsi supporters
Press conference held to highlight women rights groups’ efforts to fight violence against women
By James M. Dorsey A vast majority of Saudis favour women having the right to fully engage in sports in a country that has no official facilities for female athletes or physical education programmes for girls in schools, according to a Saudi sociology researcher, who has put forward a series of recommendations at a time …
By Dr Cesar Chelala For the past few decades girls have become unwilling warriors or sex partners for soldiers throughout the world. It is estimated that, between 1990 and 2003, girls as young as 13 served in military and paramilitary groups in 55 countries and participated in armed conflict in 38 of those countries. At …
Women demand that their rights be guaranteed in constitutional articles
The first annual forum on women’s health aims to encourage women to get regular checkups