An Egyptian MP is calling for “castration” as a tougher punishment for men convicted of sexual harassment more than once.
Trending hashtag exposes the horrific levels of sexual harassment incidents Egyptian girls and women encounter since early childhood.
“If there is one thing that this prison experience has taught me, it is that I know I’m stronger; I went through the worst already,” said Asmaa Hamdy, a dentistry student at al-Azhar University.
Amid sanctions imposed by Egyptian authorities, Nazra for Feminist Studies and its director, Mozn Hassan, were awarded the Right Livelihood Award—usually referred to as the “Alternative Nobel Prize”—in a large ceremony held by Right Livelihood Foundation in Cairo on Saturday night.
On International Women’s Day, here is Mada Masr’s A-Z of the experiences and challenges Egyptian women have faced this year.
In a statement to commemorate International Women’s Day, head of the Egyptian Revolutionary Council (ERC), Dr Maha Azzam, said Egyptian women have been at the forefront of the Egyptian revolution, despite the threat of arbitrary arrest, torture, rape and disappearance.
When I was asked to write a testimony on working in the women’s rights and gender field, I wanted to talk about what has been shrouded in silence within so-called progressive circles. I wanted to talk about the emotionally and physically painful traps set in patterns of relations that we …
In a horrific incident in 2013, a microbus driver harassed a girl, then ran her over multiple times when she refused to move until her family arrived to deal with him, killing her. Nobody stopped him, and he got off for being a juvenile.
The Ministry of Solidarity denied recent rumors about the “recruitment of women” with the army, stressing that all university and higher institute graduates are tasked in accordance with the law to perform public service for a year.
Azza Soliman, head of the Centre for Egyptian Women Legal Assistance (CEWLA) was informed by The National Ahly Bank that the judge presiding over the foreign funding case had ordered an asset freeze on her account and the account of the legal firm she heads.