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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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Egyptian Activistas + training today!

Newsweek ran an article on a three Egyptian activists, one of whom I have the pleasure of knowing and she is indeed a pretty amazing person, on March 6. Two days before the downer that was the Million Women march. … Continue reading

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Why should we march?

Here is an nice piece written by Rou el Shimi about legal and political barriers to women’s full participation in these spheres of life in Egypt: http://rowanelshimi.wordpress.com/2011/03/06/what-women-want-in-new-egypt/ I particularly like her response to a comment about the use of Sharia law. … Continue reading

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Million Women march on March 8 (Int’l Women’s Day)

If you are in Cairo, meet at 3 pm in Tahrir Check out the information on Facebook أهداف مليونية المرأة  Goals of the Million Women   -مشاركة المرأة في صياغة المستقبل الدستوري والقانوني والسباسي لمصر Participation of women in the … Continue reading

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Changing Focus Photography Competition in Egypt (Deadline extended to Feb 15)

Pathways of Women’s Empowerment Middle East Hub is sponsoring the Changing Focus photography competition, intended to encourage local photographers in Egypt to visually present the exchanges between women and their communities and challenge photographers to change their focus, to creatively … Continue reading

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