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The results of a secret investigation in two incidents of sexual harassment by a potential presidential candidate, Khālid ‘Alī, and rape by another human rights lawyer, Mahmūd Bilāl, have been released after the issue went viral by human rights and women groups on social networking sites a month...
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. 
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.
Head of Egyptian Mossawāh Center for Consultation and Training, Fat'hī Farīd said that after launching unsuccessful campaigns against sexual harassment, the Center decided to launch a new campaign by recruiting men that advocate the anti-sexual violence women endure on Egyptian streets.
Center for Egyptian Women Legal Assistance (CEWLA) organized a training workshop for female health and rural pioneers, designed to increase their knowledge and proficiency in a variety of aspects , to discuss all forms of trafficking in women, and to articulate action plans to tackle these offenses...
Egypt's National Council for Women (NCW) announced that the Legislative Committee has completed a draft law on women anti-violence, to be submitted to the Cabinet for approval, before referring it to the House of Representatives.
President `Abd al-Fattah al-Sisi’s announcement as 2017 being the Year of the Woman renewed hopes of female jurists and feminists that the new year will see more pleasant events, giving women more rights and gains which are currently absent.
In the past, we used to wear short dresses that were above the knee and no one was to opposed this. But now, despite the spread of the Hijāb and Niqāb, cases of harassment are rampant, reaching unprecedented levels. So let’s go back to short clothes, to force men to respect our bodies. That is the...
The United Nations launched the "Safe Cities from Violence against Women and Girls” global program in Egypt. The overall purpose of Safe Cities is to improve the quality of life for the people in 20 countries, including India, Ruwanda, and Papua New-Guinea.
In an interview he gave to Misr al-`Arabyia newspaper, George Ishāq of the Egyptian National Council For Human Rights stated that the new amendments to prison laws allow female prisoners who give birth inside prisons to keep their children with them up to four years, increased from two years, and...
For many women in Egypt, fending off catcalls and lewd comments is a grim routine of daily life.
The article discusses to what extent the civil court is affected by the judgment of the Mufti concerning death penalties. The Mufti responds to questions.
It is certain that there will be fewer marriage proposals made by rapists to their victims, now that the People’s Assembly has approved the annulment of clause 291 of the Penal Code, which waives aside criminal charges against a rapist if he offers to marry his victim. The removal of the clause is...
The infamous Article 291 of the penal code, which exempts a rapist from punishment if he marries his victim, was canceled by the People’s Assembly on 20 April. Lawyers and women’s activists, who’d been pushing for years for amendment to the law, hailed the decision as a partial victory for women’s...
On April 3, President Hosni Mubarak issued a decree that would clip the wings of rapists and make it impossible for them to escape prosecution. The decree repealing Article 291 was approved by the cabinet the next day.
The Council of the Ministers recently agreed on canceling article 291, which states that the kidnapper should be exempt from punishment if he legally marries his victim. The Minister of Justice said the cancellation of this article is for the benefit of the society because this article will...
Certain modifications could be made and if these modifications do not satisfy the requirements of the society, then they should be canceled.
Dr. Nasr Farid Wassel, the mufti of Egypt, confirmed that the marriage of the rapist with his victim should not prevent him from being punished.
Under the existing law, a rapist has the choice of either facing criminal charges or marrying his victim. Article 290 of the Penal Code stipulates that rape is punishable by death, but Article 291 states that if a rapist offers to marry his victim and she agrees, criminal charges are dropped and...

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