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The statement stresses the importance of the inclusion of women in the political life in Egypt to achieve an “inclusive democracy”
Horrific as these injuries are, physical wounds do usually heal with time, while the psychological effects often last much longer and can be equally if not more severe than the visible wounds.
Operation Anti Sexual Harassment holds presidency and government responsible for sexual attacks; UN’s Ban Ki Moon voices concern over sexual violence committed at protests
Unprecedented number of sexual assault cases reported amid 30 June’s mass protests
African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights blames the Egyptian government for assaults
Adel Heine’s weekly column
Fouada Watch releases sixth report about state performance regarding women’s issues
University professor blames issues of women’s status equally on Islamists and mainstream opposition
No-one should trivialise such crimes against Egyptian women, as doing so is wrong, unethical, and immoral
Shura Council Human Rights Committee blames women for being victims of sexual assault
A coalition of organisations, parties and initiatives releases joint statement against sexual assault and rape
Assailants break into meeting point and harass female members of the anti-sexual harassment movement
A few weeks ago I was invited to a UNDP-sponsored forum on “women’s participation in post-revolutionary parliamentary elections.” Policy makers, legislators and opinion leaders from Egypt, Libya and Tunisia had gathered to share their experiences in legislative elections held following the mass uprisings in their countries and discuss ways of ensuring increased participation of women …
Man imprisoned for assaulting woman in Maadi
Certain things are deemed unforgivable here and hot-headed, self proclaimed defenders of national or religious pride can rally others to their cause with surprising speed, considering the normal, more sedate pace of the society. Before you know it, prejudices kick in and angry chants ring out, blame, based on rumours and suppositions, is placed and a little flag burning goes a long way.
In a bitter, ironic contrast to the purity of thought and deed that are an integral part of Ramadan, scores of young Egyptian men took to the streets to chase, grope and violate women wherever they could find them.
They make up over half the population of Egypt. Their opinions are as diverse as their locations. They go to school. They work, either in a job or by taking care of their families. They are fierce in their beliefs. They differ in background and in levels of education. They proudly share one thing – they are the women of Egypt.
They dance and surge, emotions borne high for all to see, passionate and invigorated by those that surround them. Their power is most obvious when it is dark, their faces lit up by fireworks or fires