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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.

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...

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...

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...

Egyptians Vote On Divisive Constitution

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI and SARAH EL DEEB | Posted 02.21.2013 | World

CAIRO — Egypt's Islamist-backed constitution received a "yes" majority in a final round of voting on a referendum that saw a low voter turnout, ...

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...

Empowering Egyptian Women Through Music

Cynthia P. Schneider | Posted 05.26.2012 | Impact
Cynthia P. Schneider

The U.S. Embassy in Cairo, specifically cultural attaché Michael Hankey and his team, "get it." In this time of uncertainty and change, they have developed an innovative program that delivers something young Egyptian women want: a platform to leverage their own voices.

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.

Meet The Women Proving That Social Media Brings Change

More Magazine | Posted 10.25.2011 | Women

There's something terribly raw about the stories women post on, a website started by four friends last year to confront Egypt’s epidem...