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  1. News - World - EGYPT

    New leader Sisi orders action to tackle sex attacks on women in Egypt

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 10:47pm by NYT

    ... place in the square. The anchorwoman later said her comment was not in response to the report of women being targeted. Victims of such attacks in Egypt often find themselves pilloried, rather ... said it has become deeply ingrained. "It's about the way women are viewed, and their role in society," said Rothna Begum, a women's rights researcher in the Middle East ...

  2. News - World - EGYPT

    Egyptian women and girls freed after outcry over jailing

    Posted Dec 07th 2013, 07:35pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Cairo Fourteen Egyptian women sentenced to 11 years in jail for allegedly joining an Islamist demonstration appeal against convictions Women freed after outcry over jailing Egyptian appeals courts ordered the release yesterday of 21 women and girls jailed over a protest in support of the ousted Islamist president, in a case that sparked a public outcry, after ...

  3. News - World - EGYPT

    Doctor to stand trial over female circumcision in first for Egypt

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 05:31am by The Guardian

    ... for every clinician. The law is there, and it will be implemented," Youssef added. According to Unicef, 91 per cent of married Egyptian women aged between 15 and 49 years of age have been subjected to FGM, 72 per cent of them by doctors. Unicef research suggests that support for the practice is gradually falling: 63 per cent of women in the same age bracket supported it in 2008, ...

  4. News - World - EGYPT

    Egypt’s crackdown on Islamists sees 16,000 jailed in past eight months

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 09:15pm by AP

    ... ministry to which the military also has access. It includes hundreds of women and minors, though the officials could not give exact figures. The officials gave the figures on condition of anonymity ...

  5. News - World - EGYPT

    Anger grows over jailing of female and teenage protesters in Egypt

    Posted Nov 29th 2013, 08:46pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Cairo Prison sentences of up to 11 years for 21 women and girls contrasts with three years given to a policeman for shooting at demonstrators' eyes Anger grows over jailing of women Two high-profile Egyptian trials, both arising from years of turbulent protests, have delivered sharply contrasting sentences in the space of just a few months. In March, a policeman ...

  6. News - World - EGYPT

    With eye on top job, Egypt's el-Sisi focuses on populist policies

    Posted Jan 17th 2014, 10:40pm by AP

    ... fact." It was evident this week that many people voted for el-Sisi as much as for the new charter. Many, particularly women, kissed posters of the general after casting their ballots or chanted: ...

  7. News - World - EGYPT

    Three die as Brotherhood supporters clash with Egyptian police

    Posted Dec 27th 2013, 10:06am by Reuters in Cairo

    ... was killed in Cairo, the interior ministry said, without giving details. Meanwhile, security forces detained at least 265 Brotherhood supporters. Among them were at least 28 women. The widening ...

  8. News - World - EGYPT

    Egyptian official signals big majority voted for new constitution this week

    Posted Jan 16th 2014, 10:19am by AP

    ... posters of the country's military chief, chanting in support of the army and women ululating. Such patriotic outbursts followed an intense campaign by the government and the overwhelmingly ...

  9. News - World - EGYPT

    Egypt orders arrest of two prominent activists

    Posted Nov 27th 2013, 07:44pm by AFP

    ... at the inclusion of an article in the draft law that allows the military to try civilians in certain cases. Seif and a group of 15 other women and 12 men were later released in the middle of the night ... wrote on her Twitter account later. Maglaa Bedeir, the mother of one of the female protesters, said the women had been badly treated. “They were beaten before they were put in a truck. The truck ...

  10. News - World - EGYPT

    Brutal crackdown on Egyptian protesters as fears mount over ‘pro-military’ draft constitution

    Posted Nov 27th 2013, 01:07pm by AFP and NYT

    ... but then quickly set upon the protesters using batons. One witness said she saw the police stripping the clothes off a photographer and beating several women. Trials of civilians The military trials ...




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