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 […]

Remembering progress for U.S. & world human rights in 2013

Remembering progress for U.S. & world human rights in 2013

Media Benjamin for Code Pink – WNN Breaking commentary (WNN/CP) Denver, Colorado, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: I had the privilege of starting out the year witnessing, firsthand, the unfolding of the Egyptian revolution in Tahrir Square. I saw people who had been muzzled their entire lives, especially women, suddenly discovering their collective voice. Singing, chanting, demanding, […]

“Atrocity is not something that can be ignored,” Stopping gender-based violence in war

“Atrocity is not something that can be ignored,” Stopping gender-based violence in war

WNN Features (WNN) Denver, Colorado, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: As WNN – Women News Network works with the Nobel Women’s Initiative to introduce an amazing group of global women rights defenders, following the  16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign, WNN asked each of the heroines the same vital question: As we get close to […]

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 […]

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