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The NCW condemns Egyptian men’s abuse of female Syrian refugees through marrying them
Egyptian women experience various forms of discrimination in public and private life. One of the biggest results of discrimination is violence. Although the media condemns violence and raises awareness about its enormity in some outlets, it has been accused of accidently perpetuating violence as well. Daily News Egypt investigates how violence against Egyptian women is covered in both printed and televised media.
By Hussein Ibish No more illusions. No further evasions. Tolerate not a single additional apologetic explanation. Admit no further concessions to a false moral and cultural relativism. The Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood has now fully exposed itself as what many of us have been trying to explain it is: paranoid, chauvinistic, reactionary, retrograde, and, above all, …
(Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, in case you’re wondering about the title.) In our patriarchal, unfortunately chauvinistic, society, many of the words or phrases used to denote positive qualities have a distinctly male flavour: gada’ or dakkar, for example. The brilliant Cairokee, right at the end of their song Matloob Za’eem (Wanted: A leader), …
Aims to expand the role of Egypt’s women through workshops
A recent study by a market research company says 43% of women feel the situation has become worse since the 2011 Revolution
Report: One dead and 127 detained after clashes between protesters, police and Muslim Brotherhood members
By Farah Halime, Rebel Economy Circumstances beyond our control, including our parents’ job titles, have become more important in deciding the fate of young Egyptians in the job market, World Bank data shows. The type of job a young person ends up with is heavily influenced by the occupations of their parents, underscoring the inequality …
Samira Ibrahim is a young Egyptian woman, fed up with Hosni Mubarak and his regime; fed up with the life she hopes for and knows she will never get in a country infested by corruption and favouritism; fed up with an education she earned and is unlikely to use. She probably knew as little politics …
American government-sponsored programme helps launch 46 start-up businesses in Egypt, 18 of which are owned by female entrepreneurs
Hend El Falafly’s Silence of Tunes is on display at Safar Khan Gallery in Zamalek
The group has been actively ensuring women’s safety in protests.
Cairo cabbie informs Adel Heine she is not a woman
The collection of films included a range of genres; from personal chronicles to fictional stories and novelistic documentaries
Shura Council Human Rights Committee blames women for being victims of sexual assault
The youth movement gathers signatures of Beni Suef women in response to Qandil’s ‘offensive’ statements
Harassment is politically-driven and the government is responsible, says National Council for Women
“Suddenly I found my pants down, a hand between my legs. I did not know how he unbuckled my belt without me feeling him…” This is a typical statement beginning Egyptian women’s tales of sexual harassment. They almost always focus on “the belt” the first time they tell their stories as if the belt was …
Women protesters say they will continue carrying out their national duties despite increasing reports of sexual harassment and rape during protests
On the International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting, the Daily News Egypt brings you the traumatic experience of Om Hossam and her daughter.
The women will proceed to the High Court of Justice chanting ‘Egyptian men should not be stripped’
A coalition of organisations, parties and initiatives releases joint statement against sexual assault and rape
By Philip Whitfield How long would it take you to vent your spleen? Me? An hour a column if I’m not distracted. This one’s been stewing, nay boiling, for months. The headline should have been The Rape of Egypt, but I toned it down not to offend the squeamish. If you don’t care to read …
Political party is organizing a protest and march near Giza Square, calling for people to join
An Egyptian woman less than 20 years old was sexually assaulted on Friday night amidst demonstrations in and around Tahrir. The assault caused cuts on the girl’s genitals.
Opposition bloc places women’s issues on its agenda at meeting with female activists
There has been a global war on women but in spite of it women are succeeding
By Natana DeLong-Bas Boston, Massachusetts – The Arab Spring introduced us to the strength and determination of the many Arab women who took to the streets and the internet to call for change in their governments and societies. Gone were the stereotypes of oppression and passivity. In their place were voices and faces of hope, …
Women’s groups were hopeful that the elections law would guarantee greater representation for women
Parties must field single female candidate, no requirement for Coptic representation