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On political opposition in Egypt, two contradicting views were portrayed in Sunday’s op-eds. Over the weekend, several government critics were arrested including former ambassador Maasoum Marzouk who announced an initiative calling for a public referendum on the regime’s stay in power. The first op-ed in the state-owned media Al-Ahram by Morsi Atallah and political currents …
The cabinet recently extended the penalty for practitioners from a five-year prison sentence up to seven years
Many script writers have decided to put their heroines in a standard role, where she suffers from a diversion of mental illness or abnormal behaviour.
An Egyptian philosopher friend advised me to watch The Three Faces of Eve (1957) as a guide to the abysmal status of women here in Egypt, and boy, did I discover a thing or two watching this black and white classic on multiple personality syndrome. Not just about the kind of twin tracks modern-day Egypt …
The report aims to shed light on different indicators of women’s rights issues locally and internationally, says researcher
By Semanur Karaman and Sara Katrine Brandt No country in the world is safe for women human rights defenders, yet Egypt is particularly dangerous for women who want to contribute to democracy and assert their presence in the public-political sphere. Here are a few examples of defenders who have been punished, attacked, who have experienced …
The incident allegedly took place in Shubra Al-Kheima over a week ago
Egyptian women share stories of gender discrimination, harassment, and abuse on BuSSy’s new blog
President meets with NCHR head
Group says arrests due to women’s legitimate activities in the defense of human rights.
Running has long been used to promote causes; fighting cancer, eradicating poverty, promoting literacy among other worthy endeavours. It has been used by men to spread awareness, including women’s rights. In Europe, the well-known “walk a mile in her shoes” displays men wearing high heels and walking a mile to draw attention to the different …
The commission, which brings together officials from the UN’s 193 member states and several thousand representatives from non-government groups, meets until 21 March.
By Sabine Pallas Each year on 8 March, the International Land Coalition (ILC) celebrates International Women’s Day. The theme for 2014 is ‘Equality for women is progress for all’. The story of one young woman I met in Rwanda recently during a learning route organised by ILC and the NGO Procasur illustrates this theme perfectly. …
Saudi Arabia imposes a strict interpretation of Islamic law, forbidding women to work or travel without the authorisation of their male guardians.
In late 2013, Thomson Reuters conducted a poll ranking Egypt the worst country among 22 Arab League states for women’s rights. The poll measured women’s status in six different categories. First, “Women in politics” calculated women’s civil representation and presence in high public positions. “Women in society” measured tradition and cultural expectations and limitations of …
The documentary by a young Egyptian director explores the lives of four women in Egypt
Conservative religious figures are still opposed to women driving.
The Facebook page that organised We Will Wear Dresses is gearing up for an event to encourage women to ride bicycles
Online campaign calls for women to take back their power and wear what they want
NCW condemns operation; calls for immediate investigation into incident
Soraya Bahgat, founder of Tahrir Bodyguard, speaks on Egyptian women’s fight for their rights
Shoft Taharosh women’s coalition to protest at Maspero, will demand Minister of Information be punished and dismissed
FCO report expresses concern over sectarian violence, women’s rights, freedom of expression and the constitution in Egypt
Salafi Al-Nour Party Shura Council member Mohamed Al-Azab called for a distinction between “fairness” and “equality”
Upper house of parliament condemns UN treaty on women for allowing sexual freedoms and gay marriage, attacks police for failing to protect FJP offices
The bill drafted by the Shura Council reverses placement of women at top of party lists
The Cairo Centre for Development and Human Rights urges people in power to stop using women’s rights as a pretext for political gain
The council was delegated by Prime Minister Qandil to draft a law regarding violence committed against women
US State Department, European Neighbourhood Policy and Freedom House make recommendations to Egypt
Fouada Watch describes initiative as empty and ‘flimsy’