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Women in Egypt

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.

Three Arab Revolutions: Will Democracy Root, Will Women Thrive?

Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy | Posted 10.03.2012 | World
Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy

One thing is crystal clear: Women are central to the discourse on how democracy develops in the Middle East and North Africa region post revolution.

Egypt's Maria TV Caters To Fully Veiled Women

AP | AYA BATRAWY | Posted 09.23.2012 | Media

CAIRO (AP) — The only visible female face in the Cairo-based studio of a new Islamic TV channel for women is that of a puppet. The human stars are 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?

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.

WATCH: Persecuted Coptic Christians Speak

Posted 11.22.2011 | Religion

Egyptians don't have it easy. But Copts, the Christian minority in Egypt, have it worse. In the last month, Coptic Christians were attacked while marc...

A Woman's Guide To Visiting Egypt Now

Olivia Katrandjian | Posted 12.28.2011 | Travel
Olivia Katrandjian

Before my trip, I looked for information on what to wear and watch out for as a female tourist in Egypt, but I couldn't find a comprehensive guide. So, ladies, here's what you need to know.

The Egyptian Revolution: Women, Islam And Social Change

Karen Torjesen | Posted 11.29.2011 | Religion
Karen Torjesen

Unnoticed by the Western press, Muslim women are leading their own revival of Islam, a mix of social activism and Islamic values, nurtured by their own study of the Qur'an, the Sharia and the fiqh.

Jake Bialer

EXCLUSIVE: Women In Egypt Speak About Participating In Protests

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...