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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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U.S. Supreme Court Rules Against Retailer, Supports Woman Wearing Hijab



Stranger # 209 - Nada, Photo by Peter Grifoni

Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 00:40 a.m. EST, 2 June 2015 WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Monday, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia ruled in favor of Samantha Elauf in a suit against an Abercombie & Fitch store in Oklahoma over the discrimination she experienced in 2008. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) brought the suit […]

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The Radical Feminist, Afghanistan’s Sara Bahayi



Afghanistan's Northern Militia, Photo Courtesy of Faculty of Journalism Moscow State University, AP Photo - Ivan Sekretarev

Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 03:01 a.m. EDT, 28 February 2015 AFGHANISTAN, Mazar-i-Sharif – Yesterday, U.S. citizens awoke to ‘news reports’ that a YouTube video of a dress that changed colors had received 25+ million hits. People spoke about it on elevators, argued their selection of colors in cafeterias, shared and watched the video on their […]

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Saudi Arabia Grapples with Women’s Right to Drive Within Existing Restrictions




Rocío Flores, Associate Editor Last Modified: 15:40 p.m. DST, 13 November 2014 SAUDI ARABIA – A common Western activity such as driving has been an issue for women in Saudi Arabia for ages. Although women over thirty have been allowed to drive, this right has been curtailed by the stringent restriction to which they are […]

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Laughter a Threat to Chastity? Yes, Declares Turkey’s Deputy Prime Minister



Turkey: Bursa, Laughing Muslim Women

Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 00:50 a.m. DST, 31 July 2014 ANKARA, Turkey — Chastity has long been a source of contention and in fact has often been used as a justification for the domination of women throughout the centuries in various parts of the world. It is another means by which some men seek […]

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