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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
Abdullah’s decrees marked a breakthrough in the conservative kingdom that imposes stringent restrictions on females, who are banned from driving and denied the right to travel without male consent.
The National Front for Egypt’s Women holds protest outside Shura Council objecting to draft election law
As the draft electoral law is being discussed by the Shura Council, ESDP demands better female representation in parliamentary elections
A few weeks ago I was invited to a UNDP-sponsored forum on “women’s participation in post-revolutionary parliamentary elections.” Policy makers, legislators and opinion leaders from Egypt, Libya and Tunisia had gathered to share their experiences in legislative elections held following the mass uprisings in their countries and discuss ways of ensuring increased participation of women …
Women are being investigated by UAE prosecutors in connection with a plot to seize power in the Gulf state
Daily News Egypt would like to thank contributors to the Commentary page who provided us and our readers with insight, analysis, hope and in some cases laughter to pull us through the stressful times
By Musa Furber “Oppressing women and justifying it using Shari’a is more offensive to our Prophet than a cheap film.” Al-Habib ‘Ali al-Jifri Fear of sexual harassment is a fact of life for women in Egypt. Many have posited that women themselves should bear responsibility for such harassment, with even seemingly religious arguments being deployed …
So I am turning the big “three-oh” in a couple of days. I have been itching to reach this age since I was 17 and just starting college. For me, it was the magical number, the age of finally knowing who I am. I was never keen on being a teenager. Childhood was a wonderful …
Small group of women claim constitution represses their rights
When poverty and lack of awareness turns marriage to a business deal; this deal plagues some poor villages and urban areas in Egypt
The number of rape cases in New Delhi has risen 17 percent from 2011 to 661 this year
Demonstrators express disapproval of draft constitution and referendum in Giza
Sexual abuse in Egypt is a great taboo but it is the victims who pay the price for society’s intolerance
Women’s rights still a central theme in national debate, a year after photo of protester stripped to blue bra shocked the world
You have to have lived in Egypt to understand what I am writing about now. Many foreigners would say that it is a failed attempt to empower Egyptian women, but the few who have spent years over here fully get it. Women run Egypt. Even one of the Lonely Planet guides advises their readers to …
NCW flooded with complaints of voting violations from female witnesses
Party heads seek boycott but youth to go forward with campaign
The mood was tense last Thursday as anti-Islamist protesters continued their sit-in in Tahrir Square, demanding that President Mohammed Morsy annul the constitutional declaration he had issued a week before. Liberals and leftists had all come together to adopt a common stance: “No to absolute powers for the president.”They vowed to continue their sit-in until …
It is not an exaggeration or act of slander to say that the Muslim Brotherhood has always been the fascist alternative to what has been a reactionary regime. In the beginning of the 20th century, it entered into alliances with Egypt’s minor parties against the Wafd, who ruled the country and represented the people’s desire …
Early marriage in Egypt is a prevalent problem, too often framed within a religious vs. secular debate
Fear is what has made the apolitical stability-junkie stick his head above the parapet.
After the revolution, strolling around the streets of Cairo, Alexandria, Mansoura or other big cities is never boring. Now like never before, you might run into marches, graffiti, posters and video projection that women political parties, groups and activists hold. Women activists have created many initiatives and campaigns to campaign for their rights. Daily News Egypt speaks to some of these emerging initiatives, their goals and activities, evaluates their impact and what it takes for them to reach their aims.