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The city of al-Manṣūrah in Egypt’s Delta witnessed a mass sexual harassment of two girls, coinciding with the release of a song by Egyptian artist Tamīm Yūnis, which some believe incites more violence against women.  The incident happened on New Year’s Eve, and a shocking video published on social...
Recently released political activist, ʿAlāʾ ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ, announced on Wednesday that he had gone to the National Council for Human Rights to complain about the inflexibility of carrying out the punishment of police observation.
For many years expatriate churches in Cairo organize regular visits to foreign prisoners at Qanater prison. French-Moroccan intern Dina Bouchkouch visited foreign female prisoners, including two Moroccans, in Qanater prison on August 6. Dina visited the Moroccan Embassy in Cairo as she had promised...
For many years expatriate churches in Cairo organize regular visits to foreign prisoners at Qanater prison. Egyptian authorities allow foreigners only to visit non-Egyptian nationals. Egyptian visitors are allowed to visit both Egyptian and non-Egyptian visitors. It is much easier to visit prison...
Naguib Gabriel [Najīb Jubrāʾīl], President of the Egyptian Union of Human Rights Organization (E.U.H.R.O), submitted a draft proposal to amend the Penal Code to the Egyptian Parliament. The amendments to the penal code are to classify crimes of assault on Christian places of worship and/or church-...
Sources revealed to “al-Dostor” that Būlūs al-Riyānī has received an official presidential pardon yesterday evening, on Tuesday. 
7 December 2017, by Jasper A. Kiepe and Salma Khamis This article is the second installment in a three-part series: In the first article, we gave an overview on the situation in Egypt with respect to sexual harassment, and violence against women more generally. In this piece, we examine the...
About the Authors: Mette Toft Nielsen completed her M.A. degree in Culture, Communication and Globalization in Aalborg University, Denmark in 2013. Nielsen began her career at the Center for Arab-West Understanding, researching the reasons why people choose to emigrate for her M.A. thesis....
  Danish researcher Mette Toft Nielsen, former CAWU intern and main author of the book Women in Post- Revolutionary Egypt: Can Behavior Be Controlled? (withPeter Hervik, 2017) held a book launch event on the 21st of October, 2017, in the Danish Egyptian Dialogue Institute in Zamalek, Cairo. 
With a weakening economy, populism on the rise, and the hunt for scapegoats, personal rights and freedoms seem to be on the decline in Egypt. People live in fear for their right to exist and to live a peaceful life, due to a lack of social acceptance, as well as pressure from the government....

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