Sexual harassment of women reveals the under-belly of turmoil in Egypt

Sexual harassment of women reveals the under-belly of turmoil in Egypt

WNN Breaking (WNN) Cairo, EGYPT: In what has been called the most violent attack on women protesters since the pro-democracy revolution began in January 2011, women have been fighting back against sexual harassment in Tahrir Square. “It is becoming increasingly uncomfortable to be female or foreign in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, birthplace of the January 2011 […]

Egyptian women protesters forced to take ‘virginity tests’

Egyptian women protesters forced to take ‘virginity tests’

Amnesty International – Wednesday, 23 March, 2011 Amnesty International has today called on the Egyptian authorities to investigate serious allegations of torture, including forced ‘virginity tests’, inflicted by the army on women protesters arrested in Tahrir Square earlier this month. After army officers violently cleared the square of protesters on 9 March, at least 18 […]

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 […]