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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 academic committee for women’s first conference entitled “Violence against Women” came to a close Tuesday evening at the Monastery of the Holy Virgin at Daranka, Asyūṭ.  Bishop Lucas [Lūkās], bishop of Abnūb and al-Fatḥ, Bishop Yūʾanis, bishop of Asyūṭ, Bishop Thāʾūfīlus, bishop of Manfalūṭ,...
Dr. Khālid ʿUmrān, Secretary-General of Fatwa at Dār al-Iftāʾ al-Miṣriyyah, said that the practice of female circumcision, which has caused great harm in Egypt and other Arab and African countries, is religiously prohibited (ḥarām), and whoever commits this crime is guilty for the damages and...
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...
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...
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...
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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