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Often international organizations intervene to defend activists and political opponents, who have been arrested and persecuted in some countries.  However, it is rare to hear these organizations opposing the social injustice that women in the East experience if the accusations directed towards them...
Dutch Arabist Eildert Mulder refers to a text in Deuteronomy 22:20-21 in relation to a tragic example of honor killing in the occupied Palestinian area. The text in Deuteronomy is part of the laws on sexual relations. The relevant section reads: “13 Suppose a man marries a woman, but after going in...
Last year anthropologist Erica Canova explored the impact of honor and shame in Egyptian culture, you can find her full article here. Of course, there are large differences between a large city as Cairo and the countryside and between people of different levels of education and regions. The sad...
Italian intern Erica Canova interned between June 11 and July 20, 2019. Erica obtained her Bachelor of Philosophy and Human Sciences (with honours) at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice in 2018. Earlier, in 2017, she received a merit award for the best students at university. Erica has a great...
When an opportunity presented itself for a seventeen year old female refugee from South Sudan to flee, she took it.  However, upon arriving to Cairo, she was imprisoned in a residential apartment for three months where she was repeatedly raped. After this horrifying experience, she discovered that...
Amīra, a 15 year old girl from Fayūm, experienced a terrifying nightmare that no one could have ever anticipated. 
 When law abrogates, state prestige falls and security is unable to protect the homeland, attention is drawn to "customary reconciliation sessions", or so-called "subjugation sessions," as they say, to address sectarian problems that move from village to village, ..    
The Coptic woman's ambition never ends; she is tireless, and never gives up trying to get her rights, especially in facing the church’s legacy of dominance over women’s affairs.
A customary reconciliation session took place today between Muslim and Coptic elders of the village of Al-Hawasliya, near Minya, after a Coptic young man was accused of allegedly having a relation with a Muslim girl and forcing her to leave her family.
Tens of Egyptian Christians demonstrated in front of the Coptic Orthodox Cathedral of St. Mark in `Abbassiya, Cairo, condemning the kidnapping of a Christian girl in Upper Egypt, and demanding the intervention of Pope Tawadros. According to the protesters, the minor girl aged 17 had been kidnapped...

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