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“It is better to die in revenge than to live on in shame” a saying associated with Upper Egypt, where it continues to be increasingly deadly as people stick to their parents and grandparents’ traditions.
A wave of anger and accusation has sparked since the killing of a women in al-Salām district. The incident occurred on Thursday, when the woman was thrown from the balcony of her apartment on the sixth floor by three people, due to allegations by the property’s guard regarding her behaviour. The...
Idrāk [Edraak] Foundation for Development and Equality released a report about violent crimes against women in Egypt, which indicated an increase in violence against women in 2020 as a result of the Coronavirus.
Recently, several campaigns have encouraged women to speak up about their experiences with violence, especially sexual assault.  These campaigns send a clear message that what happened to these victims is important and that the voices of women must be heard. 
The Egyptian authorities have provoked controversy over their arrest of three young girls who became famous for producing content on the video application TikTok. Over the last month, the Egyptian authorities have arrested four persons, three young women and one young man, by order of the public...
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...
Dutch Arabist Eildert Mulder refers to a text in Deuteronomy 22:20-21 in relation to a tragic example of honor killing in the occupied Palestinian area. The text in Deuteronomy is part of the laws on sexual relations. The relevant section reads: “13 Suppose a man marries a woman, but after going in...
Last year anthropologist Erica Canova explored the impact of honor and shame in Egyptian culture, you can find her full article here. Of course, there are large differences between a large city as Cairo and the countryside and between people of different levels of education and regions. The sad...
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...
Italian intern Erica Canova interned between June 11 and July 20, 2019. Erica obtained her Bachelor of Philosophy and Human Sciences (with honours) at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice in 2018. Earlier, in 2017, she received a merit award for the best students at university. Erica has a great...

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