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Changing Egypt: Nine Men Convicted of Sexual Assaults

28/07/2014

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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

18/06/2014

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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

11/06/2014

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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

03/06/2014

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"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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A Political Façade | Egyptian Military Turns Against The People

04/04/2014

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Ministry of Defense Clashes, Photo by Jonathan Rashad

Michael Ransom, Senior Correspondent Last Modified: 21:35 p.m. DST, 04 April 2014 CAIRO – In Egypt’s chaotic political climate, the most basic freedoms are granted one moment and abolished the next, not unlike the seasonal implementation and suspension of the nation’s Constitution. The same Society of Muslim Brotherhood members that were freely elected into public […]

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