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A new problem has emerged in Egypt in recent days. It is about the freedom of Christian women in general to change their religion to Islam and the consequent possibility of marriage to a Muslim and the transition from a Christian family to a Muslim family. This is the background of tensions...
Professor Hoda Awad joined the group for a presentation about the Egyptian constitution. She started by discussing the basics of democracy and constitutions. She explained to us that democracies had six elements or conditions. Firstly, there is the presence of democratic institutions and...
In this investigative report, Mada Masr [Madā Miṣr] interviews the victims of Michael Fahmī, who has been accused of sexually assaulting underage Coptic girls through his pseudo medical practice.  This summary focuses on the aspects of the report that examine Fahmī’s relationship with the Coptic...
Public Prosecution issued a temporary order to not bring criminal charges forward for the 2014 Fairmont Nile City Hotel rape case due to a lack of adequate evidence against the suspects.  It subsequently ordered the release of all defendants held in pretrial detention.
Imān Mirsāl, an Egyptian novelist and translator, won the Sheikh Zayed [Shaykh Zāyid] Book Award in the Literature category—granted by the United Arab Emirates—for her book, ‘In the Footsteps of Inayat El Zayat’ [Fī Athar ʿInāyāt al-Zayāt], published by Dār al-Kutub Khān in 2019. The results were...
The Cairo Appeals Court has received the case of Michael Fahmī and his wife, who are accused of sexually assaulting six underage girls.
Egyptian novelist Nawāl al-Saʿdāwī spent several years struggling for women’s rights and demanding their liberation from social restraints.  Born in 1931, al-Saʿdāwī was a psychologist and feminist who made her way into literature, writing several books like “Memoirs of a Woman Doctor” and “The...
Nadia Henry [Nādiya Hinrī] said that a statement made by the Council of State limiting which women can be appointed to certain jobs violates the law, the president’s directives, and the constitutional rights of women.
Egyptian newspapers and websites discussed the phenomenon of sexual harassment and sexual assault after a child was sexually assaulted in the al-Maʿādī suburb of Cairo.  A man was captured on surveillance cameras trying to sexually assault a young girl behind a wall inside one of the nearby...
The harassment of a young girl in the Maadi neighborhood sparked controversy and widespread anger in Egyptian society after a video showing the sexual assault was posted on Facebook. Activists on Twitter then launched the hashtag ‘#child_molester’, accompanied by the perpetrator’s photo.

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