June 2, 2016

Death of Mayar Mohamed Mousa after FGM Operation

There has been a worldwide outcry against female genital mutilation (FGM) following the death of Mayar Mohamed Mousa […]
February 5, 2016

New Report Highlighting Worldwide Problem of FGM

UNICEF released a report highlighting the global problem of female genital mutilation (FGM). According to the report, at […]
June 25, 2015

Summer Increase in Egyptian FGM Incidences

For many girls in Egypt, summer represents an increase in female genital mutilation (FGM) cases. Egypt is one […]
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) […]
June 12, 2013

U.N. agencies have called for the prosecution of an Egyptian doctor after a 13-year-old girl died while undergoing female genital mutilation at a private clinic.

U.N. agencies have called for the prosecution of an Egyptian doctor after a 13-year-old girl died while undergoing […]
June 10, 2013

In Egypt, the death of a 13-year-old girl at a private clinic of female genital mutilation has once again highlighted that female genital mutilation continues to endanger lives despite laws forbidding the practice.

In Egypt, the death of a 13-year-old girl at a private clinic of female genital mutilation has once […]
May 27, 2013

A mother and two daughters were allegedly killed by male relatives in southern Egypt who believed they’d had affairs, the latest apparent example of so-called “honor killings” in which women are slain for violating traditional morals in the conservative region, a security official said Friday.

A mother and two daughters were allegedly killed by male relatives in southern Egypt who believed they’d had […]
March 18, 2013

The Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood’s strident statements against women’s rights in areas such as guardianship and domestic violence are reinforcing fears among many Egyptian liberals about the potential consequences of the Brotherhood’s rise to power.

The Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood’s strident statements against women’s rights in areas such as guardianship and domestic violence are […]
March 1, 2013

In Egypt, the rise of Islamists to power has changed the fabric of society, now sharply split between fundamentalists, who favor the implementation of Islamic law, and moderates including women’s rights advocates who want secular government.

In Egypt, the rise of Islamists to power has changed the fabric of society, now sharply split between […]
February 19, 2013

Lauren Unger-Geoffroy, an international artist who lives in Cairo, writes about a frightening walk home in the new Egypt.

Lauren Unger-Geoffroy, an international artist who lives in Cairo, writes about a frightening walk home in the new […]
February 19, 2013

For the first time, Egypt’s state-run National Council for Women has acknowledged sexual assaults on Egyptian female protesters and has called on the government to end sexual harrassment of protesters.

Sexual assaults on Egyptian female protesters have been led by organized gangs, the head of a government-backed women’s […]
February 19, 2013

Sexual violence in Egypt takes on a political dimension

Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Cairo last Tuesday, demanding an end to endemic sexual violence […]
January 23, 2013

In the New York Times, Ayaan Hirsi Ali criticizes Egypt’s President Mohamed Morsi for his vitriolic rhetoric against Jews.

In the New York Times, Ayaan Hirsi Ali criticizes Egypt’s President Mohamed Morsi for his vitriolic rhetoric against […]
December 8, 2012

Women’s rights advocates are extremely concerned that Sharia law will play a powerful role in Egypt’s new constitution.

Women’s rights advocates are extremely concerned that Sharia law will play a powerful role in Egypt’s new constitution. […]
December 7, 2012

Despite being legally banned, female genital mutilation in Egypt is on the rise, with Islamists pushing to legalize the procedure again.

Despite being legally banned, female genital mutilation in Egypt is on the rise, causing lifelong pains, health problems […]
November 20, 2012

In Egypt after the revolution, some fear more tolerance of female genital mutilation.

In Egypt after the revolution, some fear more tolerance of female genital mutilation. About 95% of Egyptian women […]
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