October 9, 2012

Egyptian women fear regression on rights

Egyptian liberal women fear an impending setback to gains women achieved in recent years under Hosni Mubarak, the […]
August 14, 2012

In Egypt, the number of disappearances and abductions among Coptic Christian women is on the rise, all with the goal of converting the women to Islam.

Coptic Christians make up the largest Christian community in the Middle East, which also makes them sitting targets […]
August 14, 2012

The women of Egypt’s Maria TV only wear full Islamic attire, in a sign of changing values following Egypt’s Revolution.

Wearing veils and dressed in black from head to toe, these women are symbols of Egypt’s cultural revolution […]
July 7, 2012

At CNN, Dalia Ziada writes that Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, for many decades, has not respected equal rights for women.

At CNN, Dalia Ziada writes that Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, for many decades, has not respected women’s equal rights. […]
July 7, 2012

In Egypt, Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) remains a common practice against girls, with Egypt’s new President Morsi calling it a “private issue” that he will not actively combat.

In Egypt, Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) remains a common practice against girls. Egypt’s new President Morsi has said […]
July 7, 2012

Michael Nazir-Ali writes the enforcement of Sharia law in Egypt “would restrict the freedom of expression and mobility for Muslims, especially women”.

Now Mohammed Morsi is Egypt’s new president an Islamist heads the largest Arab nation. His approach to Sharia, […]
July 7, 2012

‘Sharia Harassment’ plagues Egyptian women

Several areas in Egypt are currently witnessing a rise in the phenomenon some are calling “Sharia harassment.” Veiled […]
June 25, 2012

There is deep concern among women’s rights advocates over the victory of Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohammed Morsi in Egypt’s Presidential elections and the future of women’s rights in Egypt.

There is deep concern among women’s rights advocates over the victory of Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohammed Morsi in […]
June 4, 2012

Risk of renewed push for FGM in Egypt

Egyptian human rights groups and female activists are alarmed at renewed parliamentary calls to revive the practice of […]
May 8, 2012

UPI’s James Zumwalt writes that women’s rights may well disappear under the new Egyptian Constitution.

James Zumwalt writes that with women holding less than 2 percent of parliamentary seats based on the recent […]
May 8, 2012

In Egypt’s Presidential race, the battle is joined on Islam’s role.

In Egypt’s Presidential race, the battle is joined on Islam’s role. The winner could set the course for […]
May 8, 2012

For prominent female Muslim Brotherhood member Azza al-Garf, adhering to a strict interpretation of Islam is the right thing for everyone.

For prominent female Muslim Brotherhood member Azza al-Garf, adhering to a strict interpretation of Islam is the right thing for […]
May 8, 2012

Egyptian-American writer Mona Elthawy writes that women have not yet benefited from the revolution and the women’s revolution won’t begin “until the rage shifts from the oppressors in our presidential palaces to the oppressors on our streets and in our homes.”

Eltahawy writes that women have not yet benefited from the revolution and the women’s revolution won’t begin “until […]
May 8, 2012

Zvi Bar’el writes that for Egypt’s women, the Arab Spring does not spell freedom

Zvi Bar’el writes that for Egypt’s women, the Arab Spring does not spell freedom. Via:[http://www.haaretz.com/news/features/for-egypt-s-women-the-arab-spring-does-not-spell-freedom-1.424962]
April 23, 2012

“When Egyptian women are subjected to humiliating “virginity tests” merely for speaking out, it’s no time for silence,” writes Mona Elthawy in Foreign Policy Magazine.

“When Egyptian women are subjected to humiliating “virginity tests” merely for speaking out, it’s no time for silence,” […]
April 16, 2012

Westerners are leaving atheists and Christians bereft in the ”Arab winter”, human rights activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali says.

Westerners are leaving atheists and Christians bereft in the ”Arab winter”, human rights activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali says. […]
April 3, 2012

Egyptian woman saved by fisherman from ‘honor’ killing

A fisherman saved the life of a young Egyptian woman after her parents threw her into the Nile […]
March 28, 2012

Azza El Garf, a prominent figure in the Freedom and Justice Party, the political wing of the Islamist group the Muslim Brotherhood, has said she disagrees with Egypt’s 2008 ban on FGM, further worrying women’s rights advocates.

Azza El Garf, a prominent figure in the Freedom and Justice Party, the political wing of the Islamist […]
March 26, 2012

Egypt’s Islamist groups consolidate power, worrying women’s rights advocates

Egyptian Islamists, who control the recently elected parliament, are on track to consolidate their hold over politics after […]
March 21, 2012

Islamists in Egypt propose to strictly limit women’s right to divorce, under Sharia

An Egyptian lawmaker has proposed a controversial draft law to limit the legal provisions for women to divorce […]
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