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Russian tourist raped in Sharm El-Sheikh

  /  July 12, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Suspect, a minibus driver, in custody

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Trial begins for Tahrir sexual assaults

  /  June 25, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Accused may face life in prison if convicted

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Public sexual assault: Why don’t people intervene?

  /  June 17, 2014  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

Some bystanders join the attackers instead of intervening, human rights advocates say

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Rape in Congo can be a death sentence to women

  /  June 14, 2014  /  Opinion  /  No Comments

By Dr. César Chelala Rape as a weapon of war continues to take a heavy toll on women’s lives in today’s conflicts around the world. A high proportion of the women who are victims of read the rest…

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2 health workers penalised for failing to treat sexual assault victim

  /  June 13, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Ministry of Health announces it will deduct wages of two employees at Mounira Hospital

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Government committee puts forth plan to combat sexual harassment

  /  June 13, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  3 Comments

United Nations commends Egypt’s new legal measures against sexual harassment

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Victims of Tahrir Square sexual assault faced ‘indecent assault’: Forensics Authority

  /  June 11, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  19 Comments

Al-Sisi apologises to sexual assault victim and vows the state will not allow the crime to happen again

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19-year-old jumps three stories to escape rape

  /  May 4, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Woman escaped, but has been hospitalised for injuries

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A world free of wartime rape is within our reach

  /  April 28, 2014  /  Opinion  /  2 Comments

By Zainab Hawa Bangura Conflict-related sexual violence is a war crime mired in myths and shrouded in secrecy and stigma.  Perhaps the greatest misperception is that it is an atrocity of a bygone era, and read the rest…

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Death sentence for child molester and murderer in Zagazig

  /  April 21, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

The defendant molested, robbed and killed his seven-year-old neighbour

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Concept Paper: Different practices of sexual violence against women

  /  February 8, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  3 Comments

This paper includes the definitions of the following practices: Pregnancy Tests, Vaginal and Anal Tests , Virginity Tests,Rape , Sexual Assault , Sexual Harassment.

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Rape victim complains of new delay in Tunisia police trial

  /  January 20, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  No Comments

Three police officers have been held in custody in connection with the case, two of them, Chawki Ben Ammar and Walid Feriani, on rape charges and the third on charges of extortion.

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Tunisia police rape trial adjourned

  /  October 5, 2013  /  Politics  /  1 Comment

The defence had asked for a doctor to conduct a psychiatric examination of the woman.

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JUSTICE IN INDIA

  /  September 15, 2013  /  Opinion  /  1 Comment

By Dr Cesar Chelala The conviction of four men in India, accused of gang rape and the murder of a young Indian woman was widely celebrated throughout the country. Although the conviction is seen as a just read the rest…

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NGOs: 101 sexual assault cases in Tahrir Square since Friday

  /  July 3, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  40 Comments

26 new cases of sexual assault on Tuesday; groups describe official reaction to assault cases as “new low”

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Systematic sexual torture still continues under Morsi

  /  June 24, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

State still uses sexual torture as a method of oppression

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Street children: What they are not

  /  April 14, 2013  /  In Focus  /  13 Comments

We see them everywhere. They beg, they clean cars, they fight in the street. We see mothers with their babies and babies without their mothers. We see them in wheelchairs, sitting on the ground, leaning on our cars. Begging, touching us. Asking us to help them, for the love of God. We see them sleeping in the street, under a blanket, on a piece of cardboard. Sometimes, we mistake them for a pile of garbage. They are everywhere, all day, all night. We call them street children and most of us have never exchanged a single word with them.

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HarassMap: More than half of sexual harassment takes the form of groping

  /  April 1, 2013  /  In Focus  /  No Comments

The anti-sexual harassment initiative’s statistics come from its recently released annual report

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Human trafficking in the Sinai

  /  March 18, 2013  /  Opinion  /  1 Comment

8 year old girl to be sold to gangsters and her mother in danger of gang-rape before her eyes

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Dead India gang-rape suspect was heavy-drinking migrant

  /  March 11, 2013  /  Politics, World  /  No Comments

Singh was accused by police of being the ringleader in the fatal gang-rape of a 23-year-old student on a moving bus in New Delhi last December

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Rape, burn and pillage

  /  March 10, 2013  /  Opinion  /  No Comments

Violence. Sheer, unadulterated brute force. From the Ultras, to the Brotherhood’s ‘militias’ (can you believe that our president is a member of a group that has ‘militias’? Doesn’t that sound utterly ludicrous; does it not read the rest…

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Report of sexual assaults in police stations

  /  February 18, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

A report filed to the prosecutor general claims at least 21 men-in one incident- have been raped while in police custody

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How un-Islamic it is to blame the victim

  /  February 16, 2013  /  Opinion  /  1 Comment

No-one should trivialise such crimes against Egyptian women, as doing so is wrong, unethical, and immoral

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Political groups will join fight against sexual harassment

  /  February 5, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Members of political groups will join Tahrir Bodyguard in attempts to make Tahrir Square harassment-free

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Somalia jails alleged rape victim, journalist for one year

  /  February 5, 2013  /  Politics, Region  /  No Comments

Rights groups have condemned the case as “politically motivated”

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Tahrir’s Tattered Trophy

  /  February 2, 2013  /  Opinion  /  2 Comments

By Philip Whitfield How long would it take you to vent your spleen? Me? An hour a column if I’m not distracted. This one’s been stewing, nay boiling, for months. The headline should have been read the rest…

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19 Sexual Harassment cases in Tahrir, Sky News reporter assaulted in Alexandria

  /  January 27, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

An Egyptian woman less than 20 years old was sexually assaulted on Friday night amidst demonstrations in and around Tahrir. The assault caused cuts on the girl’s genitals.

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Demo against hospital rape case

  /  January 21, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Anti-Harassment groups will demonstrate outside diabetes institute where a man raped six women while they were under anaesthetic

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Delhi gang-rape accused in court for first time

  /  January 7, 2013  /  Politics, Region  /  No Comments

Lawyers at the Saket court complex have decided to refuse to defend the accused, ignoring pleas from India’s chief justice

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Sexual abuse within the family

and   /  December 19, 2012  /  In Focus  /  9 Comments

Sexual abuse in Egypt is a great taboo but it is the victims who pay the price for society’s intolerance

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