New Egypt demonstration law allows unjust arrests of women protesters, say advocates

New Egypt demonstration law allows unjust arrests of women protesters, say advocates

WNN Breaking (WNN) Denver, Colorado, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Militarism and its push toward military armed violence is one of the leading factors contributing today to violence against women worldwide, says a new campaign for human rights advocates Amnesty International. Working to coordinate with the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign the human rights […]

Violence in divided Egypt places Egyptian & foreign journalists in danger

Violence in divided Egypt places Egyptian & foreign journalists in danger

CPJ – WNN Breaking (WNN/CPJ) Cairo, EGYPT, NORTHERN AFRICA: Several journalists working for international media said they were assaulted or briefly detained over the weekend. The attacks and harassment came as Egyptian authorities publicly accused international journalists of distorting coverage of recent events. The State Information Service, a government-run agency tasked with overseeing editorial content […]

EGYPT: Women in Cairo talk fear, unrest & who’s to blame

EGYPT: Women in Cairo talk fear, unrest & who’s to blame

Manar Ammar – WNN Breaking (WNN) Cairo, EGYPT, NORTHERN AFRICA: Violence spread across Egypt again on Friday as hundreds of Muslim Brotherhood supporters clashed with police in what they dubbed as the “Friday of Anger.” That anger stems from the death of over 600 people on Wednesday after the military forcibly removed Brotherhood protesters from […]

EGYPT: UN urges peaceful process on rights to protest

EGYPT: UN urges peaceful process on rights to protest

WNN Breaking (WNN/UN) Cairo, EGYPT, NORTHERN AFRICA: With massive protests in Egypt reportedly sparking violent clashes across the country, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon last evening urged the security forces to protect the protesters and called on the Egyptian people to demonstrate “exclusively by peaceful means.” “The Secretary-General is following with growing concern the latest […]

Increased conservatives in Egypt endanger ‘Stop FGM’ efforts

Increased conservatives in Egypt endanger ‘Stop FGM’ efforts

Elizabeth Arrott – WNN Breaking (WNN/VOA) Cairo, EGYPT, NORTH AFRICA: Egyptian activists are concerned that the rise of Islamist politicians could undermine years of work to discourage female genital mutilation. The practice, and the movement against it, however, have far deeper roots in the country. To its supporters, it is a sign of purity, community […]

Post revolution sexual harassment against Eqypt’s women ‘sky-rocketing’

Post revolution sexual harassment against Eqypt’s women ‘sky-rocketing’

WNN Breaking (WNN/VOA) Cairo, EGYPT, NORTH AFRICA: CAIRO — In Egypt, women’s rights groups are pushing back against some Islamists’ attempts to blame women for an upsurge in sexual harassment. Post-revolution, the number of women reporting sexual harassment and violence has skyrocketed.  So, too, it appears, has the tendency to blame women for the assaults […]

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