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Recently Egyptian society has been preoccupied with claims circulating on social media related to incidents of “rape and harassment” of girls by one young man, calling for official legal action against him. 
Google celebrated the 141st birthday of Hudā Shaʿarāwī, who was responsible for beginning the women’s liberation movement in Egypt and who was born on June 23, 1879 in al-Minya governorate. Shaʿarāwī has made a great history in the feminist movement in Egypt.
The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) in Egypt praised the efforts of the National Council for Women for guaranteeing the adoption of a gender perspective in Egypt’s plan to fight COVID-19.  This gender perspective is clear from the first policy paper...
The Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and the executive director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, praised Egypt for providing substantial support for women to face the consequences of coronavirus. Mlambo-Ngcuka said that she is pleased with the existing cooperation between the...
An incident of mass sexual harassment targeting a girl in al-Manṣūra, Egypt, has recently caught the public’s attention. The case is just one of repeated cases of group harassment which take place in public places, and often happen on public occasions and holidays. News of the incidents normally...
The United Nations condemned the tragic death of Nadā, a twelve-year-old girl from Asyūṭ, who died while getting circumcised by a doctor.  The UN said in a statement that they are shocked by senseless deaths like these, which continue to happen in 2020 despite gainful advances to end this harmful...
Today the president of the National Council for Women, Dr. Māyā Mursī, welcomed Dr. Harbeen Arora, the founder of the Women Economic Forum, to discuss the final preparations for the forum which will be held in Egypt for the first time in March under the patronage of President ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī...
The Supreme Administrative Court has issued a final ruling banning a teacher from his profession after he was convicted of sexually harassing primary school children in Alexandria governorate. Women’s rights activists, such as Mājda ʿAdlī one of the founders of al-Nadīm center for Rehabilitation of...
The National Council for Women wrote an official complaint to Google administrators asking them to take down the music video “Salmonella” by the singer Tamīm. In the complaint, the Council points out that the song contains disrespectful language to women, undermines their rights, and openly incites...
Egyptian women experience different kinds of violence and recently the violations against female human rights activists and women’s rights defenders have increased. According to the organisation, Nazra for Feminist Studies, the violations against women in Egypt are increasing. These violations...

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