“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 […]

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 […]

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 protests continue as Amnesty International says new constitution “fails”

Egypt protests continue as Amnesty International says new constitution “fails”

WNN Breaking (WNN/AI) Cairo, EGYPT: As protests continue on Tahrir Square in Cairo today, a draft constitution approved by Egypt’s Constituent Assembly falls well short of protecting human rights and, in particular, ignores the rights of women, restricts freedom of expression in the name of protecting religion, and allows for the military trial of civilians, […]

Women’s rights still carries the flag of the Arab Spring

Women’s rights still carries the flag of the Arab Spring

Nada Akl – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN/CGN) Beirut, LEBANON: While the image of women participating in last year’s Arab uprisings has been repeatedly used to provide a narrative for the Arab uprisings, the outcome of what was dubbed the “Arab Spring” did not turn out to be that positive for women. In Egypt, women hold 2 per […]

Changes in Egypt’s family law: A step backwards?

Changes in Egypt’s family law: A step backwards?

Sarah Mourad – Ahram – Thursday, 5 Apr 2012 (originally published 02 April) Over the past year and a half, much debate has taken place regarding Egypt’s Family Law. Whereas some, mostly Islamists, have argued that certain articles must be changed or removed, many, women and men, have taken the streets demanding that rights be […]