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The European Court of Justice’s decision to ban the headscarf in the workplace was not the first measure and it will not be the last. Over the past twenty years, the veil has become a matter of great controversy in Western societies, due to its increasing appearance on the streets of European and...
The National Council for Women (NCW) in cooperation with the UNFPA open new four Safe Women’s clinics at the Minyā, Banī Suwayf, Banhā and 6th of October University Hospitals.
The Public Prosecution Office stated that violence against women is not pervasive in the way that some people seek to export it, taking advantage of these facts and the community’s interest in following up on its details as if they express the state of society as a whole. These individual criminal...
Thanks to pressures of social media, Mary Majdī escaped a possible death. After the spread of a video of her husband beating her with a stick and threatening her with a knife when he almost killed her. The husband was referred to trial, and the first of its sessions was last Thursday. The judge...
Last year, the Egyptian Cabinet increased the punishment for female genital mutilation (FGM) to a maximum 20-year prison sentence, but this has not limited the spread of the practice. 
During holidays, Egyptian media monitors sexual harassment in streets, parks, and in front of cinemas, particularly in downtown Cairo and popular areas. Usually, on the following day the front pages filled with stories about women being sexually harassed on the first day of Eid. However, this year...
The “Matkhāfīsh” (Don’t be Scared) mobile application for combatting harassment in Egypt won the Middle East Women Inventors and Innovators Network (MEWIIN) Bronze Award.
Sexual harassment is often linked to public holidays and celebrations that witness large gatherings, despite public awareness that it is socially and religiously unacceptable and prohibited. The Egyptian government has implemented several laws in order to combat this, the most prominent of which is...
Pharmacist Īzīs Muṣṭafā, who was assaulted by her colleagues for not wearing the ḥijāb, recounted the details and reasons behind the incident which took place at her workplace in the Sharqiyya governorate, during a video interview with journalist Sharīf ʿĀmir in a program called “Happening in Egypt...
Pope Tawāḍrūs began his official visit to Alexandria on Saturday, marking the start of a visit that will last for two days. At the Cathedral of St. Mark, he attended a graduation ceremony of 120 fathers and servants. The graduates have been trained in dealing with the phenomenon of domestic...

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