“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 […]

Street Art Lets [US] Women Take a Stand Against Harassment

Street Art Lets [US] Women Take a Stand Against Harassment

Daniela Walker – PSFK – Thursday, 18 September 2013 (originally published 16 Sept) Living in a city, most women expect to be harassed at some point or another. ‘Hey, baby, what’s your number?’ ‘You’re so pretty when you smile’ – but artist Tatyana Fazlalizadeh wants men to ‘Stop Telling Women to Smile.’ Her public art project […]

Hey Stranger, Stop Telling Me To Smile

Hey Stranger, Stop Telling Me To Smile

Ana Cecilia Alvarez – Daily Beast – Thursday, 01 August 2013  You hear it all the time. Hey baby, smile for me a little bit. Why are you so upset? Come on I know how to make you feel better. Some women decide to respond to the constant teasing, cat-calling and harassment with a cold […]

How Egyptians are fighting [sexual] harassment in the streets

How Egyptians are fighting [sexual] harassment in the streets

Rosie Swash – Guardian – Thursday, 08 November 2012 (originally published 05 Nov) Like many Egyptian women, Nihal Saad Zaghloul is no stranger to street harassment. But it was one incident in particular that made the 26-year-old IT worker decide to do something about it. Along with some friends, she was attacked by a group […]

678 unveils one of Egypt’s taboos (against women)

678 unveils one of Egypt’s taboos (against women)

Wael Eskandar – Ahram Online – Monday, 20 December, 2010 (originally published 19 Dec) 678 is the first Egyptian film to explore the many dimensions of sexual harassment, but perhaps it comes several decades too late No film in Egypt’s recent history has attempted the task of addressing the problem of sexual harassment with as […]

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 […]