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Egyptian Policeman Receives Life Sentence for Raping Disabled Girl in Police Station


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Egyptian Trial, Photo by Middle East Voices

Victoria Copeland, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 00:43 a.m. EST, 16 June 2015 CAIRO, Egypt – According to the activist Engy Ghozlan of the Egyptian Center for Women’s Rights (ECWR), nearly 200,000 rapes occur annually in Egypt. This figure was presented in response to a 2008 U.N. report which quoted Egypt’s Interior Ministry’s figure which was […]

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Changing Egypt: Nine Men Convicted of Sexual Assaults



Anti-Sexual Harassment, Anti-Police Failures Demo, Press Syndicate, Photo by Hossam el-Hamalawy

Allyson Cartwright, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 20:03 p.m. DST, 28 July 2014 CAIRO, Egypt — A Thomson Reuters Foundation survey last year showed that Egypt has been the worst Arab country for women. A swell of gang rapes, sexual harassment, female genital mutilation, and other crimes against women have been on the rise since the Arab Spring. […]

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Changing Egypt: Sexual Harassment Criminalized



Beautiful Arabic Eyes, Photo by Fernando Cortes

Allyson Cartwright, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 00:28 a.m. DST, 18 June 2014 CAIRO, Egypt — Egypt’s interim president, Adly Mansour, has approved amendment to sexual harassment laws this month that would make sexual harassment a punishable offense with fines and prison sentences. This action from Mansour also reflects newly-elected incoming President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi’s stance against sexual […]

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Woman Stripped Naked, Beaten by Mob in Tahrir Square


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"Demonstration Against Authoritarian Government in Cairo (Jan. 25, 2011)" Photo by: Ron Rothbart

Michael Ransom, Contributing Editor Last Modified: 07:45 p.m. DST, 11 June 2014 CAIRO, Egypt — The inauguration of President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi on Sunday, 8 June, was a cause for celebration and excitement throughout much of Egypt. But hours after the commencement of al-Sisi’s presidency, the festivities turned violent. Several women were sexually assaulted and […]

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What the Election of Sisi Means for Egypt



"thierry Ehrmann : l'homme fort du géant Arabe: le général Al-Sissi _9842" Photo by: thierry ehrmann

Allyson Cartwright, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 02:26 a.m. DST, 3 June 2014 CAIRO, Egypt—In a landslide victory, former military chief Abdul Fattah el-Sisi won the 2014 presidential election in Egypt on Thursday. However, his win is sparking concern for Egyptians who question what will become of the country by reinstating military rule. El-Sisi resigned from his […]

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