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Privilege and Suffering: Intersectionality as a Tool to Understand Women’s Struggles in Egypt

Egyptian women are engaged in endless battles that surface on all levels of society: From a wave of arrests of young women on TikTok to constant discussion around the dangers of sexual harassment in its various forms, one cannot help but think that to be a woman in Egypt means …

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Egypt is targeting ‘evil people’ instead of fighting Covid-19

These days, if you go walking in the “well-guarded city” – the “Al-Mahrusa” as Cairo has been dubbed – after 8pm, you will see only policemen patrolling the empty streets, enforcing the exceptional rules laid down by the government to limit the spread of the coronavirus.

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Cairo marks anniversary of revolution by jailing journalists

Two militants who allegedly had been plotting terror attacks were killed in an exchange of gunfire with security forces in the Jalbana area of North Sinai June 30. The Egyptian news reports quoted a statement by the Interior Ministry that weapons and ammunition were seized during a police raid that “thwarted terrorist attacks planned to coincide …

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Sisi’s patriarchal crusade against women influencers reveals Egyptian regime’s deepest fears

On Saturday, the famous Egyptian belly dancer and political satirist Sama El-Masry ws sentenced to three years in prison and a hefty fine. Her fate will come as little surprise to anyone who has observed the trajectory of the Sisi regime since it took power in a coup in 2013. 

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