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Sex Harassment Is Off-Topic for Egyptian Ramadan #Vaw

By Hajer Naili Monday, June 30, 2014 Egypt has a new law against sex harassment that was flagrantly flouted days later in Tahrir Square. Yet, the topic will likely be unmentionable. “Talking about it is seen as offensive,” says a… Continue Reading →

Pentagon preparing for mass civil breakdown

Social science is being militarised to develop ‘operational tools’ to target peaceful activists and protest movements The Pentagon is funding social science research to model risks of “social contagions” that could damage US strategic interests. Photograph: Jason Reed/REUTERS A US… Continue Reading →

‘Bloodbath That Is Not A Bloodbath’: Why Egypt Is Doomed

  By Pepe Escobar 16 August, 2013 Russia Today An Egyptian woman mourns over the body of her daughter wrapped in shrouds at a mosque in Cairo on August 15, 2013 (AFP Photo / Khaled Desouki) Egypt’s ‘bloodbath that is… Continue Reading →

‘Horrible’: Christian churches throughout Egypt stormed, torched

  By Sarah Sirgany and Laura Smith-Spark, CNN August 16, 2013 —   Egypt’s churches looted and torched STORY HIGHLIGHTS NEW: A Christian church southwest of Cairo is attacked, state news says NEW: Moderate Muslims put out fire at one church, halt other attacks, church… Continue Reading →

Freedom of movement: dancing Egypt’s revolution

Morsi denounced dance and dancers alike. Conservative Islamic parties launched crackdowns. Will culture fare any better in the new Egypt? Judith Mackrell, guardian.co.uk The body politic … Egyptian girls dance at at festival. Photograph: Nariman El-Mofty/AP In the days since Egypt‘s President… Continue Reading →

Egytian Satirist Bassem Youssef arrives at court in satirical style #FOE

  Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef arrives at High Court wearing outsized version of hat worn by President Morsi in Pakistan university ceremony; rejects claims he ‘insulted’ president and Islam on TV show Ahram Online , Sunday 31 Mar 2013 Egyptian… Continue Reading →

‘States’ Rights’ Is Also Code for Keeping Women Down #Vaw #reproductiverights

By Doris Weatherford Monday, March 25, 2013, http://womensenews.org The term has served as a legal code for racism. Today, historian Doris Weatherford writes that state lawmakers have also long imposed legal restrictions on U.S. women. Now it’s the framework for the… Continue Reading →

An Irresistible Force for Women’s Rights- IWHC

We did it! After two weeks of fierce negotiations at the United Nations’ annual Commission on the Status of Women, on March 15 more than 130 governments committed to ending violence against women and girls, and reached strong agreements to promote gender… Continue Reading →

Muslim Brotherhood opposes UN declaration on #VAW #WTFnews

Egyptian rulers reject idea of equality as undermining family values   Egyptian women on the streets in Port Said. Groups claim women have been attacked while on demonstrations in order to discourage them from taking part. Photograph: Ed Giles/Getty Images… Continue Reading →

Egyptian Constitution Provides Little Protection to women #Vaw #sexualharassment

By Hajer Naili WeNews correspondent Tuesday, January 15, 2013 A secular Egyptian woman outlines the disappointments written into the country’s new constitution, passed in late December. Women have had only one legal advance since the revolution: prosecuting sex harassment.  … Continue Reading →

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