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A new problem has emerged in Egypt in recent days. It is about the freedom of Christian women in general to change their religion to Islam and the consequent possibility of marriage to a Muslim and the transition from a Christian family to a Muslim family. This is the background of tensions...
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...
Egyptian activist, Isrāʾ ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ, received a Courage Tribute Award from the World Movement for Democracy for her efforts in defending media rights, freedoms, and democracy in Egypt. The award organizers are calling to drop all charges against her in cases numbering 488 and 855.
The North Cairo Criminal Court punished Michael Fahmī in the case of indecent assault on six girls, with life imprisonment, and acquitted his wife Sally of the charge. Fahmī deceived and lured the girls to his residence and his private clinic to forcibly assault them sexually by deluding them that...
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...

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