EGYPT: Women in Cairo talk fear, unrest & who’s to blame

EGYPT: Women in Cairo talk fear, unrest & who’s to blame

Manar Ammar – WNN Breaking (WNN) Cairo, EGYPT, NORTHERN AFRICA: Violence spread across Egypt again on Friday as hundreds of Muslim Brotherhood supporters clashed with police in what they dubbed as the “Friday of Anger.” That anger stems from the death of over 600 people on Wednesday after the military forcibly removed Brotherhood protesters from […]

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 […]

Equality Now petitions ‘equality for all’ for Egypt’s brand new constitution

Equality Now petitions ‘equality for all’ for Egypt’s brand new constitution

WNN Breaking (WNN) Cairo, EGYPT: As a new Constitution for Egypt is looming, women and human rights organizations are particularly concerned about the inclusion of articles stipulating the importance of gender equality. Advocates are calling for both women with men, in all spheres of Egyptian life be treated under the law equally. This includes equal […]

Women Fight to Define the Arab Spring

Women Fight to Define the Arab Spring

Carol Giacomo – New York Times – Monday, 12 November 2012 (originally published 10 Nov) When Mabrouka M’barek is in the Tunisian capital these days, much of her time is spent writing a new constitution as an elected member of the National Constituent Assembly. It is a role the 32-year-old mother of two embraces with […]

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 […]

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