Men must play a role to stop sexual harassment of women in Egypt

Men must play a role to stop sexual harassment of women in Egypt

Nihal Magdy – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN/CGN) London, UNITED KINGDOM: Reports of sexual harassment in Egypt have risen drastically in the past few months. The problem, while not new to Egypt, has become an epidemic seriously affecting the lives of millions of women in the country. Whether incidents of sexual harassment have risen or whether more women […]

Political diversity and tolerance is key to a new Egypt

Political diversity and tolerance is key to a new Egypt

Nada Zohdy – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN/CGN) Cairo, EGYPT: In recent weeks, speculations about Salafis have erupted in headlines as people try to understand the role they played in the tragic episodes of violence associated with an incendiary video ridiculing the Prophet Muhammad. Salafis are a broad group of conservative Muslims who typically have a literal understanding […]

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 […]

EGYPT: Secret abortions help women circumvent honor violence

EGYPT: Secret abortions help women circumvent honor violence

Mannar Amar – WNN Features (WNN) CAIRO: *Twenty-two year old Amira went through a clandestine abortion to escape society’s retributions. She was in love with her boyfriend of five years and insisted that the pregnancy was an innocent mistake. When she first realized that she was late on her menstruation cycle she felt helpless and […]

“We’re tired. We’re tired of the corruption, Mam” says Egyptian woman protester

“We’re tired. We’re tired of the corruption, Mam” says Egyptian woman protester

WNN Breaking Friday, 28 January, 2010 As protests rise on the streets of Alexandria and Cairo, Egypt, women have been speaking out. Amid rising food prices, choking political uncertainty, difficult circumstances in supporting families and ongoing police force corruption, protests have pushed forward after the death of Mr. Khaled Saeed, a young man pulled out […]

Egypt’s Spinsters Fight Against Society Stereotypes

Egypt’s Spinsters Fight Against Society Stereotypes

Cairo Correspondents MANAR AMMAR and JOSEPH MAYTON –  WNN Features Cairo, Egypt – It is a challenge to be unmarried in Egypt and even more so if the woman is “growing old” according to Egyptian customs. This means any unmarried woman past her mid-twenties is seen negatively through society’s lens, leaving many questions to be answered. However, 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 […]