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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.
Bishop Bākhūm, official spokesperson for the Catholic Church, said that the Catholic Church in Egypt finished the personal status law for Copts and that it has been handed over to Pope Tawāḍrūs II so that it can be handed over to parliament afterwards.  Bishop Bākhūm added that the Catholic Church...
Coptic pages on social media have been circulating the opinion of Bishop Raphael [Rāfāʾīl], bishop of the churches of downtown Cairo, on the suicide and sexual orientation of Egyptian activist Sarah Hegazy [Sārah Ḥijāzī]. 
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 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 suicide of the activist Sarah Hegazy [Sārah Ḥijāzī] has caused controversy on social media in Egypt for the last two days. Some sympathise with her and pray for forgiveness for her, while others attack her and refuse to ask God to have mercy on her. Now Dar al-Iftāʾ joined the controversy and...
Lawyer Samīr Ṣabrī filed a complaint against an Egyptian female student in the Faculty of Archeology at Cairo University, calling for an investigation into her.   
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...
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...

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