Egypt

 19 May 2015 19:04 GMT

A new study by a human-rights group accuses Egyptian security forces of increasingly using sexual violence against men, women and children with impunity.

Ahram Online, Monday 11 May 2015

The award-winning human rights lawyer, who attended Monday’s court session, has been detained by the police.

Gain some insight into the troubles currently facing Egypt with this feature doc that showcases conversations between 4 Egyptian women of different political and religious stripe. Whether Muslim, Christian or non-religious, the women are first and foremost friends, and their confrontation redefines tolerance. How do we get along when our views collide? A universal and very timely question.

هذا الفيديو يعرض ما تتعرض له مصر من مشاكل من خلال اربعة سيدات من مختلف الخلفيات السياسية والدينية. هم أصدقاء سواء كانوا مسلمات أو مسيحيات أو غير متدينات؛ صداقتهن فوق كل شئ.

بيان صحفي

28 أبريل 2015

أصدرت نظرة للدراسات النسوية ومؤسسة المرأة الجديدة ومؤسسة قضايا المرأة المصرية مجموعة من التوصيات الموجهة إلى مجلس نقابة الصحفيين والنقيب المنتخب، في ضوء انتخابات التجديد النصفي التي عقدت في 20 مارس 2015.

 

تظل قضايا الصحة والحقوق الجنسية والانجابية في الشرق الأوسط وشمال إفر يقيا قضايا اشكالية لعدد من الأسباب. أولا، هناك غياب للمعلومات الدقيقة عل المستوى الوطني بشأن تلك القضايا إما بسبب عدم قانونية بعض الممارسات مثل الاجهاض أو بسبب الوصمة الاجتماعية المصاحبة للبعض الآخر مثل الأمراض المنقولة جنسيا أو فيرس نقص المناعة البشرية/الإيدز.

The Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition, of which WLUML is a member, is alarmed that the Prosecutor General at the Qasr El Nile Prosecution Office in Cairo has rejected appeals for lawyer and woman human rights defender Azza Soliman to be listed as a witness rather than a defendant in the case of Shaimaa ElSabbagh, who was killed while peacefully protesting on January 24 2015. 

Egyptian WLUML networker, Kholoud El-Sayed has been announced as a speaker at TEDx Suez Canal University's first event, IDEUPHORIA.

Via FIDH

The Observatory has been informed by reliable sources about the judicial harassment of Ms. Azza Soliman, human rights lawyer and founder of the Centre for Egyptian Women Legal Aid (CEWLA).

I find myself helpless, but to repeat the sentence most of her loved ones and colleagues used during the last 8 months: "I can't believe that Yara in prison". The Pan-African Woman Human Rights Defender and prominent Egyptian human rights lawyer Yara Sallam was detained while protesting the controversial “protest law” in Egypt, in June last year. "We used to send her the urgent calls for actions and ask her for help to campaign for WHRDs in detention in all over Africa and the Arab region. But now, do we have to campaign for her? How could we possibly do that? Should we copy her in the emails?" Those were the questions that popped up inside my head when I first read the news.

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