Egypt women face uncertain future as constitution draws near

Egypt women face uncertain future as constitution draws near

Manar Ammar with Joseph Mayton – WNN Breaking (WNN) Cairo, EGYPT: Many have called women’s status in the currently drafted Egyptian constitution to be “disappointing and shocking” while others have dubbed it a “male-only” constitution. It is a work in progress, but for women here, it is all in the wrong direction to where women […]

CAIRO: Sexual safety still remains illusive for women journalists under harassment

CAIRO: Sexual safety still remains illusive for women journalists under harassment

Lys Anzia – WNN Breaking (WNN) Cairo, EGYPT: As new policy by Egypt’s Supreme Administrative Court of the State Council, headed by Judge Ali Fikri, overturned Justice Minister Mohamed al-Guindy’s recent decision to give Egypt’s military the power of  impunity to arrest civilians, activists are celebrating. But the newly elected President Mohamed Morsi has inherited another […]

Egypt women voters add strong voice to post-revolutionary election

Egypt women voters add strong voice to post-revolutionary election

Manar Ammar – WNN Breaking (WNN) CAIRO, Egypt: On Egypt’s first day of elections, women’s participation was visibly large in the country’s first post-revolution elections to choose “the revolution parliament.”  The high female turn-out comes despite the low numbers of women who are running for the Parliament. Women candidates themselves running for individual seats account […]

Politicians not women part of the ‘new’ Egypt

Politicians not women part of the ‘new’ Egypt

Joseph Mayton – WNN Opinion (WNN) CAIRO: Helping drive the January revolution in Egypt were women: young, old, married, single, mothers, daughters and sisters. Their contribution to the cause could not be overstated. They were in Cairo’s Tahrir Square in droves, creating the change that had eluded Egypt for decades. It was not just a […]

60 percent of women harassed on daily basis – Cairo

60 percent of women harassed on daily basis – Cairo

Protective laws unfit for women on streets of Cairo   Correspondents JOSEPH MAYTON and MANAR AMMAR – WNN Features CAIRO: Being an Egyptian woman is to accept sexual harassment as daily routine, according to a recent report from the Egyptian Center for Women’s Rights (ECWR). The study outlines, 60 percent of Egyptian women and 98 […]