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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. 
The Egyptian Dār al-Iftāʾ said that justifying the reprehensible crime of harassment with the type of clothes [a woman is wearing] is a delusional excuse that only stems from those with sick souls and depraved desires. Muslims are ordered to disregard the forbidden in all cases and circumstances.
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has announced that the Egyptian National Railway Authority (ENRA) won the bronze award in a project to improve gender equality and fight gender-based violence. The ENRA won under the category of “gender and economic inclusion” for its commitment...
The Monastery of Saint Thomas [Dayr Anbā Thomas al-Sā’iḥ] was warned of a fake page on social media under the name of Father Samuel [Ṣamūʾīl].
Life turns upside down in Egypt once Ramadan is about to start. Besides the fasting and worshipping, this month also brings with it many traditions that over decades have become an essential part of the social life in Egypt. But life does not only change for Muslims during the holy month, Copts...
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 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...
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...
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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