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Egypt's Women and the Heartbreak of Arranged Marriages

Sara Khorshid | Posted 09.17.2015 | World
Sara Khorshid

It is common to hear stories from Egyptian women in their twenties, thirties and forties about the many arranged marriage attempts each of them have been through. Yes, there are arranged marriages where it all ends happily ever after, but there seem to be many heartbreaking tales.

Melissa Jeltsen

New Report Paints Devastating Picture Of Violence Against Women In Egypt | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 01.27.2015 | World

A leading human rights group said Wednesday that Egypt is failing to protect its women from widespread violence and criticized the country's authoriti...

Sophia Jones

Egypt's New Sexual Assault Law Faces Major Obstacle In Police Who Still Blame The Victims | Sophia Jones | Posted 05.13.2014 | World

CAIRO -- In Egypt, sexual harassment and assault can be seen everywhere: in a crowded market, where a man rubs his hand against a veiled woman’s bre...

Powerful PSA Shows A Scary Reality Many Women Face Every Day

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 12.13.2013 | Women

"Every day she faces humiliation, anger, she lives in fear and she experiences violence… put yourself in her shoes, instead of finding ways to blame...

Sophia Jones

Egyptian Woman On Genital Mutilation: 'I Wake Up At Night Screaming, Just Remembering' | Sophia Jones | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

CAIRO -- Shortly after Sara gave birth to her daughter three years ago, her husband casually asked when they would circumcise the infant. For Sara, wh...

Egyptian Women Slam Poll Calling Egypt Worst Arab Country For Women

Sophia Jones | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Sophia Jones

CAIRO -- Egypt is the worst country in the Arab world to be a woman -- or so says a widely published report released Tuesday by Thomson Reuters. But s...

LOOK: The Worst Arab State For Women

Reuters | Posted 03.13.2014 | World

By Crina Boros LONDON, Nov 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Sexual harassment, high rates of female genital cutting and a surge in violence an...

Egypt Detains 22 Female Islamists

Reuters | Posted 11.01.2013 | World

ALEXANDRIA, Nov 1 (Reuters) - Egypt has detained 22 women members of the Muslim Brotherhood, a security official said on Friday, fuelling tensions day...

John Celock

Foreign Lawmakers Say Congress Should 'Get Their House In Order' | John Celock | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Women from four foreign governing bodies said Monday that they think Congress should come together to prevent a government shutdown, whi...

WATCH: The Way Governments Treat Women Says Everything

The Huffington Post | Nader Salass | Posted 08.03.2013 | Impact

One women's advocate says the treatment of women is the greatest indicator of how much a government values democracy. Hibaaq Osman, the founder of ...

Egypt: Women's Rights Could Destroy Society

Reuters | Posted 05.14.2013 | World

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS, March 14 (Reuters) - Egypt's ruling Muslim Brotherhood warns that a U.N. declaration on women's ri...

Egyptian Women Fight Back Against Sexual Assault

AP | BRIAN ROHAN | Posted 02.13.2013 | World

CAIRO -- Egyptian women are growing increasingly angry and militant as they deal with one of the unintended consequences of the Arab Spring: an epidem...

Egypt 'Bodyguards' Take Stand Against Sex Assault

AP | BRIAN ROHAN | Posted 04.04.2013 | World

CAIRO — Amid a growing number of brutal attacks on women protesters in Egypt, one stood out: A mob of men on Cairo's Tahrir Square raped a 19-ye...

In Egypt, Women Lead Fight Against Mob Sexual Assaults

Al-Monitor | Sarah El Sirgany | Posted 12.07.2012 | World

Cairo — In the crowd, a group of men surround a woman. They close on her, with hands groping every inch of her body, stripping her of her clothes an...

Sexual Harassment Spiked In Egypt Over Holiday

AP | MAGGIE FICK | Posted 12.30.2012 | World

CAIRO — Egypt's president acknowledged the widespread problem of sexual harassment his country Tuesday, ordering his interior minister to invest...

Egyptian Teacher Cuts Girls' Hair For Not Wearing Headscarf

AP | HAGGAG SALAMA | Posted 10.17.2012 | World

LUXOR, Egypt -- A teacher in southern Egypt punished two 12-year-old schoolgirls for not wearing the Muslim headscarf by cutting their hair, the fathe...

Men Assault March To End Sexual Harassment

AP | SARAH EL DEEB | Posted 08.08.2012 | World

CAIRO — A mob of hundreds of men assaulted women holding a march demanding an end to sexual harassment Friday, with the attackers overwhelming t...

Women Demand a Say in Egypt's Constitution

Kate Seelye | Posted 05.22.2012 | World
Kate Seelye

The constitution will be the key guarantor of women and minority rights in a future Egypt. It is essential that the group drafting the document reflect the diversity of Egypt's many political, social, cultural, and gender views.

Woman Taxi Driver Breaks Barriers

AP | AYA BATRAWY | Posted 05.07.2012 | World

CAIRO (AP) — It has all the trappings of an Egyptian taxi. The radio is usually tuned to the legendary singer Umm Kulthoum, whose robust voice is a ...

Women and the Egyptian Revolution

Francine J. | Posted 04.08.2012 | World
Francine J.

How can a functional democracy, one in which all people have a voice and the ability to influence and advocate on behalf of their interests, be implemented when women, an important part of this revolution and country, are being silenced in despicable ways?

U.S. Women Kidnapped In Egypt: Captors Were Kind, Polite, Hospitable

AP | AYA BATRAWY | Posted 04.05.2012 | World

CAIRO — Their kidnappers gave them tea and dried fruit, and talked about religion and tribal rights. The California women were allowed to bring ...

The Girls of Egypt Are Here

Birute Regine | Posted 03.17.2012 | World
Birute Regine

It was exciting to finally see outrage in thousands of Egyptian women who took to the streets on January 10 to protest the beating and stripping of a female demonstrator in Tahrir Square.

Failing the Virginity Test

Nina Burleigh | Posted 03.14.2012 | World
Nina Burleigh

In Egypt, and other nations, Indonesia and Turkey among them, certainly the Gulf States, doctors or midwives are sometimes asked to perform "virginity tests" to ensure that a man is getting a bride untouched by a previous male appendage.

Thousands Rally To Denounce Violence Against Protesters

AP | SARAH EL DEEB | Posted 02.22.2012 | World

CAIRO — Tens of thousands of Egyptians rallied in Cairo's Tahrir Square Friday to denounce violence against protesters, especially outraged by i...

Journalist Detained, Beaten, Sexually Assaulted In Egypt

Posted 11.24.2011 | World

Mona Eltahawy, a prominent U.S.-based Egyptian journalist, reported that she was detained, beaten, and sexually assaulted by Egyptian security forces ...