FILM REVIEW: Private Revolutions – Young, Female, Egyptian

FILM REVIEW: Private Revolutions – Young, Female, Egyptian

Mersiha Gadzo – Middle East Eye – Tuesday, 02 September 2014 (originally published 27 Aug) Austrian filmmaker Alexandra Schneider watched Egypt’s revolution unravel on TV where male journalists reported live from Tahrir Square, interviewed male leaders and male commentators analyzed the situation. But where were Egypt’s women in this watershed? During the Arab Spring, Schneider […]

Egyptian citizens campaign against harassment of women

Egyptian citizens campaign against harassment of women

Sarah Lynch – USA Today – Friday, 01 August 2014 (originally published 31 Jul) CAIRO — A group of mostly teenagers and men took to the streets of Cairo’s capital this week, ready to do battle — in bright green vests with spray paint in hand — against sexual harassers. “We keep women safe,” said […]

Egypt's first veiled rapper is sick of sexual harassment

Egypt's first veiled rapper is sick of sexual harassment

Reem Abdellatif – Global Post – Friday, 06 June 2014 (originally published 04 Jun) CAIRO, Egypt — Mayam Mahmoud isn’t your average hip hop artist. To begin with, she wears a veil. As Egypt’s first veiled hip hop artist, Mahmoud aims to battle sexual harassment with music, as well as to challenge Middle Eastern expectations […]

Egyptian women protesters freed

Egyptian women protesters freed

Al Jazeera – Tuesday, 10 December 2013 (originally published 07 Dec) Egyptian authorities have released 21 women and girls convicted for staging a street protest after an appeal court reduced their harsh penalties, including prison terms of 11 years, to suspended sentences. The initial verdict handed down late last month caused an international and domestic outcry. […]

Egypt’s women refuse to be intimidated

Egypt’s women refuse to be intimidated

Zainab Salbi – Guardian – Wednesday, 20 November 2013 (originally published 15 Nov) Egyptian women were at the heart of the revolution that toppled president Hosni Mubarak. Their contribution ranged from work in the labor movement to a female journalist breaking taboos by suing the government for harassment. They walked shoulder to shoulder with men as […]

Egypt’s Women Go to Battle

Egypt’s Women Go to Battle

Mike Giglio – Daily Beast – Tuesday, 19 March 2013 (originally published 16 Mar) Like many Egyptian women, 31-year-old activist Dalia Ziada took to the street in early 2011 to join the protest movement that deposed dictator Hosni Mubarak. Afterward, she ran as a candidate in the country’s first open parliamentary elections, facing down death […]

Egypt’s women fighting back against sex assaults

Egypt’s women fighting back against sex assaults

AP – ZeeNews – Thursday, 14 February 2013 (originally published 13 Feb) Egyptian women are growing increasingly angry and militant as they deal with one of the unintended consequences of the Arab Spring: an epidemic of sexual assault that law enforcement has failed to contain. The backlash, which includes self-defense courses for women and even […]

How Egyptians are fighting [sexual] harassment in the streets

How Egyptians are fighting [sexual] harassment in the streets

Rosie Swash – Guardian – Thursday, 08 November 2012 (originally published 05 Nov) Like many Egyptian women, Nihal Saad Zaghloul is no stranger to street harassment. But it was one incident in particular that made the 26-year-old IT worker decide to do something about it. Along with some friends, she was attacked by a group […]

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