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Operation Anti-Sexual Harassment: Working to make Tahrir a safe space for all

Egypt Independent Op-Ed about sexual assault in Tahrir on the second anniversary of January 25 and how Operation Anti-Sexual Harassment (follow on Twitter @OpAntiSH) is trying to help.  

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Mona Eltahawy’s article “Why do they hate us?” in FP and responses

Mona Eltahawy published an article about Arab misogyny in Foreign Policy yesterday which has definitely ruffled some feathers. I agree with her call for ending the cultural relativism and acknowledging all the political, structural and social barriers facing gender equality … Continue reading

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Aliaa Dawood on the current backlash against women’s rights and personal status law reform

Meant to post this when it came out, but here is Aliaa Dawood’s op-ed in Al Masry Al Youm on November 8, 2011 about how backlash against the recent personal status law reform was inevitable. Unfortunately, changes to women’s personal … Continue reading

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Quick recap: June 20 Blog/tweet against sexual harassment day

Lots of action yesterday during the blog/tweetathon against sexual harassment! Harassmap collected blog posts here  (there are almost 150!) It was heartening to see all the participation and I’m hoping all this energy will be directed toward other future efforts. … Continue reading

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Blog and tweet about ending sexual harassment and gender violence today!

Today is Blogging & Tweeting Day Against Sexual Harassment & Gender Violence in Egypt, Sudan, Lebanon and Syria. Official hastag is #EndSH Really seems to be an outpouring of thoughts and support online – the hope is to direct this … Continue reading

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June 2 Meeting – Pathways for Women in Democratic Transitions

Bachelet is back! I guess she really likes Egypt.  Pathways Middle East Hub is co-hosting this UN Women roundtable on June 2 in Cairo aimed at discussing how we can bring gender justice to this period of democratic transition in … Continue reading

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Gender justice and making the law work for women – materials available

Materials (papers and presentations) are now available online from the 18th Annual AUC Research Conference whose focus this year was “Social Justice: Theory, Research and Practice”.  The conference was very timely, considering all the recent political and social change in … Continue reading

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