Egypt

“The Price of Honor,” a documentary chronicling the honor killings of two girls, Sarah and Amina, premiered in Washington. The documentary tells the story of the two girls who were killed by their father for refusing to abide by the Egyptian tradition of arranged marriages. The girls had American boyfriends which was deemed unacceptable by their father, Yaser Said (who is still on the FBI’s Most Wanted list years after the crime). “The Price of Honor” was created by Xoel Pamos.

Read more at: http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/06/18/us-violence-women-honourkillings-idUSKBN0OY2UK20150618

June 18, 2015

Release of “The Price of Honor:” Documentary on Honor Killings

“The Price of Honor,” a documentary chronicling the honor killings of two girls, Sarah and Amina, premiered in […]
December 30, 2013

Anti-Female Genital Mutilation Campaigners in Egypt are doing all they can to combat the practice.

Anti-Female Genital Mutilation Campaigners in Egypt are doing all they can to combat the practice. One campaigner says […]
September 25, 2013

Representatives of the Egyptian Committee on Constitutional Reform say Article 219, which defines Islamic Sharia, must be dropped, potentially improving women’s official rights.

Representatives of the Egyptian Committee on Constitutional Reform say Article 219, which defines Islamic Sharia, must be dropped, […]
July 4, 2013

In Egypt, women face an alarming rate of sexual violence.

In Egypt, women face an alarming rate of sexual violence. Link: http://www.hrw.org/news/2013/07/03/egypt-epidemic-sexual-violence
June 12, 2013

The International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics reports that some 75 per cent of female genital mutilation (FGM) cases in Egypt are carried out by medical staff, according to the 2008 Demographic and Health Survey – up from just 17 per cent in 1996.

The International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics reports that some 75 per cent of female genital mutilation (FGM) […]