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Sohair al-Bata'a, a 13-year-old Egyptian girl who died after being subjected to female genital mutilation. Human rights groups forced the government to reopen the case

Nihal Saad Zaghloul is an Egyptian WLUML networker.  Here, she talks to Christopher Reeve of Community Times.

Nihal Saad Zaghloul is not afraid to get her hands dirty. Literally. After meeting with Community Times in a Zamalek coffee shop, Zaghloul was making a U-turn, when a young rookie driver, unfamiliar with Cairo’s traffic conventions, drove into her path. Zaghloul slammed her car’s brakes, but contact was inevitable.  Luckily, there was no major damage, except for a flat tire.  A policeman arrived at the scene, and all parties agreed that the tire simply needed to be changed.  The rookie driver, a young man, did not know how to change a tire. 

“I’ll do it,” Zaghloul offered.  The police officer objected:  what would people think if they saw a woman changing a tire as men looked on?     

عن السيد الجديد والمرأة

المرأة المصرية تحلم بحقوق مثيلاتها في زمن الفراعنة

مع الاحتفال بيوم المرأة المصرية وبرغم تنفسهن لنسمات الحرية وما يراودهن من أحلام بعد ثورتين متتاليتين إلا أن الكثير من المصريات يأخذهن الحنين إلى صورة المرأة في مصر الفرعونية، وكيف تمتعت بحقوق لم يحصلن عليها اليوم.

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عشرون عاما على مؤتمر القاهرة الدولي للسكان والتنمية:
حالة الحقوق والصحة الإنجابية والجنسية في منطقة الشرق الأوسط وشمال إفريقيا
 
 
The 59 year old has become the first woman and Copt to serve as the president of a major political party

 فتيات  رقصن بشكل مفاجيء  أمس الجمعة في منطقة الكوربة في مصر الجديدة في إطار الحملة العالمية  ”مليار ثائر لأجل العدالة 201

“I thought the tests were history,” said one of four women who spoke to BuzzFeed about the revival of the practice.

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Image: Mohamed Abd El Ghany / Reuters

CAIRO — Jehad Safwat pulls her headscarf tight and presses her hands deep into her belly when she talks about the virginity tests she underwent last month in Egyptian detention.

 In a clinic providing psychological support for victims of torture, tucked away in a side street downtown, medical doctor and human rights defender Magda Adly spoke to ANSAmed about an Egypt back under military rule and the situation of women therein.

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