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Egypt must end state oppression of women and girls

The fate of Egyptian women and girls delicately hangs in the balance as the country continues to have one of the worst records in the world for gender equality. With oppression often state-sanctioned, Egyptian women face a daily struggle against sexual harassment and other violations of their basic human rights, …

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The Regime Between Stability and Stumbling: Family Law in Egypt

In February 2021, the government of Egypt’s cabinet put forth a comprehensive draft of the personal status law to the parliament. The proposal garnered massive backlash due to what was perceived as a peeling back of progress on women’s rights. Consequently, the bill was withdrawn, and President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi …

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