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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 →

Activists Connect Choice to Reproductive Justice #womenrights

By Molly M. Ginty WeNews correspondent Tuesday, March 12, 2013 As the battle to preserve reproductive freedom heats up, abortion-rights advocates are increasingly embracing the quest for “reproductive justice.” Younger activists predict 2013 will be the year “choice” fades out…. 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 →

ATTN Bangalore -Screening ‘678’ & Talk on Violence Against Women: 10:30 AM, Sun, Aug 12 #VAW

SUCHITRA’S Media Wing presents 678 (Egypt) 2010|Drama|100 min Director: Mohamed DiabScreening and Panel Discussion with Pratibha Nandakumar, Poet Pampa Chowdhury. Branch Head at Concern India Foundation Moderated by Rashmi Vallabhajosyula, Entrepreneur ABOUT THE FILM: The film is about three women… Continue Reading →

Egypt acquits ‘virginity test’ military doctor

Hamza Hendawi, Associated Press, Cairo | March 11, 2012 An Egyptian military tribunal on Sunday acquitted an army doctor of an accusation of public obscenity filed by a protester who claimed she was forced to undergo a virginity test while… Continue Reading →

Egypt’s Artists Fear Censorship by Islamists

Feb13, 20122- Egypt’s revolution encouraged painters to shake off decades of censorship. But with Islamists gaining power, will provocative art soon be suppressed? Sublimation is a psychological process in which socially unacceptable impulses are transformed into something less destructive, explains Weaam… Continue Reading →

Egypt’s Feminist Union Undergoing Reincarnation

By Jessica Gray Monday, January 30, 2012 The venerable Egyptian women’s rights advocacy, the Egyptian Feminist Union, is coming back to life amid a flowering of civil-society groups. But the road ahead isn’t clear for a long-dormant organization that operated… Continue Reading →

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