The issue of Violence against Women in the public sphere has been a major source of concern over the past few years, especially in the four years following the January 25th Revolution in 2011. Discussion of what Women have to endure in the public sphere became commonplace on many platforms, including the media and social networking sites. It has also become a leading item on the agendas of many feminist organizations and various groups which seek to confront the exacerbating and increasingly frequent phenomenon.
President Abdel Fattal al-Sisi has pardoned 100 young people serving time for charges including violating the protest law, the president's Facebook page announced on Wednesday. The pardon comes the day before Sisi departs for New York to meet with the United Nations General Assembly.
Brian Dooley, Director, Human Rights First's Human Rights Defenders Program
Sunday June 21 will mark one year since Egyptian human rights defender Yara Sallam and 22 others were arrested in the Cairo district of Heliopolis. She's been in jail since then, along with six other women who were arrested at the same time in connection with a peaceful protest. Sanaa Seif, sister of prominent jailed activist Alaa Abdel Fattah, is one of these six women. They have all been sentenced to two years in prison.
Egypt’s women and opposition face unprecendented levels of state-sanctioned sexualised violence, despite President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi's promises to uphold Egyptian revolutionaries’ calls for ‘freedom’, ‘justice’ and ‘dignity’ when he took over nearly two years ago.
An Alexandria court has sentenced Egyptian activist and human rights lawyer Mahienour El-Masry and two others to one year and three months in prison over “storming” a police station in 2013 during the reign of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi.
Reda el-Fouly, une danseuse égyptienne qui se fait connaître sous le nom de Salma Foly, a été arrêtée pour "incitation à la débauche", rapporte l'agence de presse AP. Les autorités lui reprochent une danse un peu trop suggestive dans un clip de son petit ami intitulé "Sib Eddi" ("Bas les pattes", en français).
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.