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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.   Advertisements

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Sexual violence, again and again

The international media FINALLY published pieces (here is the BBC article) on the detainment and torture – and “virginity tests” – of protesters who were forcibly removed from Tahrir on March 9! Additionally, there is the story of the Libyan … Continue reading

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Director of UN Women meets with activists and scholars in Egypt

My colleagues Hania Sholkamy, Ali Atef and Heba Gowayed attended a closed round table discussion on March 20 with the Director of UN Women, Michele Bachelet,  entitled: “How Can UN Women support young Egyptian women in the democratic transition: A vision … Continue reading

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Sharaf seems responsive to women’s demands

New PM Essam Sharaf has been a decent guy so far in my books. Thanks to the much-needed help of my faithful office buddies ( colleagues, if you are feeling in the mood for a professional shout out) Heba Gowayed … Continue reading

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From Tahrir Square to my Kitchen

Hania Sholkamy writes about the reaction to the Million Women march  in Tahrir on March 8 and suggests considerations for moving forward. This piece really resonated with me. Check it out at the Pathways site: From Tahrir Square to my … Continue reading

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Million Women march: some reflections

The March 8th demonstration on International Women’s Day to demand equal rights for women in Tahrir was a blow to many of us. What was intended as a peaceful gathering on International Women’s Day for the rights of Egyptian women … Continue reading

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Shorouk op-ed on justice for women

Hania Sholkamy’s op-ed was published in today’s El-Shorouk paper: The People Want Equity for Women Summary (courtesy of my wonderful colleague Heba Gowayed): Sholkamy begins by describing the scene in Tahrir square, where men and women stood side by side … Continue reading

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