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Egyptian Women

Egypt's Women and the Heartbreak of Arranged Marriages

Sara Khorshid | Posted 09.17.2016 | 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.

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...

Why Morsi's Ouster and a Civil Society Offer Hope for Egyptian Women

Ida Lichter, M.D. | Posted 11.16.2013 | World
Ida Lichter, M.D.

In Pakistan, two politicians who opposed blasphemy laws were assassinated, and a woman was allegedly hacked into 10 pieces by her pious husband becaus...

Amal and Afaf: Egypt's Revolutionary Underdogs Deserve an Inclusive Constitution

Mina E. Khalil | Posted 09.18.2013 | World
Mina E. Khalil

In a country of 85 million people, the writing of Egypt's constitution should allow for Egypt's diverse civilian voices to speak for themselves.

99.3% of Egyptian Women, Girls Have Been Sexually Harassed

Engy Abdelkader | Posted 08.04.2013 | Religion
Engy Abdelkader

Even one abused woman or girl is one too many. It is way past time for Egypt, and all societies, to protect, respect and honor its women and girls.

When Women Fear To Tread: Sexual Violence And The Egyptian Revolution

Roger Friedland | Posted 04.15.2013 | Religion
Roger Friedland

What we are seeing now in Egypt's squares is much more than ordinary harassment by individual men. Sexual harassment has become a weapon of war against women.

Egypt's Women Of Mass Destruction

Khaled Diab | Posted 04.09.2013 | Religion
Khaled Diab

Echoing the "War on Women" across the Atlantic, Islamists, particularly ultra-conservative Salafists, have launched a far more vicious offensive against Egyptian women, which has played itself out on the streets, in the form of violence and blaming the victim for the crime she endured.

WATCH: Revolution Brings Little Change For Egyptian Women

Posted 01.26.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

On the second anniversary of the Egyptian uprising, protesters remain in Cairo's Tahrir Square, but this time directed at democratically elected Presi...

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.

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?

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.

Egyptian Women Will Not Be Silenced

Fahad Faruqui | Posted 02.27.2012 | Religion
Fahad Faruqui

Egypt is a society where female honor is held high, and this is why rape incidents go unreported. Those who thought that the military police played a positive role in unseating Mubarak may have cause to re-evaluate their position.

The Phone's Fickle Power -- in Text and Image

David Tereshchuk | Posted 02.21.2012 | Media
David Tereshchuk

It turns out people are more honest when selling something if they do it in person. Disturbingly, they are most likely to be deceitful when conducting a transaction by texting.

Sexual Violence Has No Place in Egypt's Public Forum

Nadya Khalife | Posted 02.19.2012 | World
Nadya Khalife

The Egyptian government and elections committee need to do far more to prevent sexual harassment and assaults, starting with recognizing how serious and common the problem is and ensuring that the attackers don't get away with it.

In Egypt, Pre-Revolution Levels Of Sexual Harassment Return

Christian Science Monitor | Sarah Lynch | Posted 08.26.2011 | World

Mohammad Anter hands out flyers to evening crowds on a packed Cairo street, trying to catch the attention of any passerby -- until one catches his. ...

Female Circumcision -- 90 Percent of Childbearing Women in Egypt?

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Evelyn Leopold

Does that mean that most of the spirited young woman demonstrators and bloggers we have seen on TV have lost control over their bodies? Or do they belong to the lucky 10 percent?

Jake Bialer

EXCLUSIVE: Women In Egypt Speak About Participating In Protests | Jake Bialer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

"If I wasn't pregnant, I would've just stayed home." Marwa Rakha told the Huffington Post by phone, explaining her attendance of the protests in Egypt...

Sex With Egyptian Women (According to "Mike")

Karin Badt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Karin Badt

Official Egyptian statistics say 97 percent of women aged 15 to 49, Christians and Muslims alike, have undergone what the UN calls female genital mutilation, or FGM.

Egyptian Women: Image vs. Reality

Marlene H. Phillips | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Marlene H. Phillips

If you see a woman in Cairo with her hair uncovered, she is either Christian, a tourist, or very, very brave.

Women in Egypt: Part Two

Karin Badt | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Karin Badt

I could not help speculating that each of these women--even the happily married young girl--had been mutilated, but still the sense of family caring was enticingly strong.