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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...
This year’s International Women’s Day is celebrated in light of the harsh conditions that Arab countries are going through where voices demanding gender equality and respect for women are drowned out by the horrors that nations in armed conflicts like Syria, Iraq, Libya, Yemen, and Palestine are...
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...
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...
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...
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. 
Tunisian critic Shukrī Mabkhūt (Shoukry Mabkhout) writes: Amidst the worldwide campaign on sexual harassment and rape “#MeToo”, a British mother of a six-years-old child accused the famous children’s tale “Sleeping Beauty” claiming that the kiss the handsome prince takes from the beautiful sleeping...
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....

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