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Egypt’s interior ministry to launch new efforts to battle sexual harassment

CAIRO: In an effort to crackdown on the rising number of attacks against women across Egypt, the ministry of interior has announced it will boost security patrols in the country aimed at confronting sexual harassment. It comes on the heels of numerous mob attacks of women in the country, including at protests, but activists tell Bikyamasr.com that while they hope … Continue reading

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Egypt’s draft constitution a “ticking bomb” for women’s rights

CAIRO: Egyptian women’s groups have again lashed out at the draft constitution to go to a referendum on December 15, saying it is a “ticking bomb” that threatens the very nature of equality and women’s rights in the country. The movements have called the referendum “void” as it “crashes the aspirations of the people and the principles of the revolution”. … Continue reading

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In depth: Back to military rule in Egypt?

CAIRO: There are already a few tanks stationed near the presidential palace in Cairo as protesters continue to demonstrate against President Mohamed Morsi over the draft constitution that is to go to referendum on December 15. Now, as Morsi orders the military onto the streets to “protect state institutions” ahead of the vote, activists and average citizens are fearful it … Continue reading

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Egypt fears for girls, marriage laws in new constitution

CAIRO: If Egypt’s constitution is passed in a popular referendum on December 15, women’s rights and girls’ rights in the country are among the most threatening issues at stake, local NGOs and women’s rights advocates have warned. The Egyptian Association for the Assistance of Juveniles and Human Rights added that Article 70 also does not prohibit child trafficking and sexual … Continue reading

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