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Egypt Approves Law To Protect Identities Of Women Reporting Sex Abuse

Egypt Approves Law To Protect Identities Of Women Reporting Sex Abuse

Egypt approved a new law on Sunday to protect the identity of women who come forward to report sexual harassment or assault in a move that aimed to encourage women and girls to report cases of sexual violence. The law, which will give victims the automatic right to anonymity, comes as hundreds of women have […]

Egypt Lawmakers Approve Bill To Protect Sex Assault Victims’ Identity

Egypt Lawmakers Approve Bill To Protect Sex Assault Victims’ Identity

The government is under pressure to encourage more women to report assault after a slew of complaints on social media Egyptian lawmakers on Tuesday approved a draft law that would give survivors of sexual assault and harassment the automatic right to anonymity, under pressure to do more to encourage women to report such crimes. The […]

Egypt Jails Five Women Influencers Over Tiktok Posts

Egypt Jails Five Women Influencers Over Tiktok Posts

The women were accused of running online accounts that violated the values and principles of Egypt An Egyptian court sentenced five female social media influencers to two years each in prison on Monday after finding them guilty of promoting immorality and human trafficking by encouraging women to make money building social media followings. The women, […]

Egypt May Extend Its COVID-19 Evening Curfew

Egypt May Extend Its COVID-19 Evening Curfew

As coronavirus restrictions ease, business is rebounding in Cairo’s cafes, restaurants and shops. In the evenings, the sounds of street vendors plying their wares blend with the honking of horns, as the city gets back to normal. But the evening revival may not last long. To try to hold onto dramatic improvements in air quality during the […]

Egyptian Women Flood Instagram With #MeToo Stories As Suspect Arrested

Egyptian Women Flood Instagram With #MeToo Stories As Suspect Arrested

Hundreds of Egyptian women are speaking out about sexual violence after a #MeToo campaign on Instagram led to the arrest of a man accused of raping and blackmailing multiple women. The Instagram account Assault Police said more than 100 women had given testimonies since it was set up to target the man on July 1, and the […]

Egypt Court Jails Belly Dancer For ‘Debauchery’ In Social Media Crackdown

Egypt Court Jails Belly Dancer For ‘Debauchery’ In Social Media Crackdown

A high-profile Egyptian belly-dancer, Sama El-Masry, was sentenced to three years in prison and fined 300,000 Egyptian pounds ($18,500) on Saturday for inciting debauchery and immorality as part of a crackdown on social media postings. El-Masry was arrested in April during an investigation into videos and photos on social media, including the popular video-sharing platform […]

Egypt Arrests TikTok Star, Belly Dancer

Egypt Arrests TikTok Star, Belly Dancer

Egyptian lawmakers have called for stricter surveillance of women on video-sharing apps after the arrests of a popular social media influencer and a well-known belly dancer on charges of debauchery and inciting immorality. Instagram and TikTok influencer Haneen Hossam, 20, is under 15 days detention for a post encouraging women to broadcast videos in exchange […]

Doctor, Parents Face Trial In Egypt For Girl’s Death After Genital Cutting

Doctor, Parents Face Trial In Egypt For Girl’s Death After Genital Cutting

A retired doctor and the parents of a 12-year-old girl who died after female genital mutilation (FGM) surgery are to stand trial in Egypt, with child rights campaigners calling for jail terms to deter others from the illegal practice. Egypt’s Prosecutor General Hamada El-Sawy this weekend ordered the referral of the trio to the criminal […]

Doctors In Egypt Launch Anti-Genital Cutting Campaign

Doctors In Egypt Launch Anti-Genital Cutting Campaign

Genital cutting can cause long-lasting mental and physical health problems including chronic infections, menstrual problems, infertility, pregnancy and childbirth complications Doctors in Egypt have taken time out of their surgeries for a campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of female genital mutilation (FGM) after the death of a 12-year-old girl, saying they do not […]

Egypt Detains Doctor, Parents As Girl Dies After Genital Cutting

Egypt Detains Doctor, Parents As Girl Dies After Genital Cutting

 The victim’s parents and aunt took her to a private clinic where she underwent the illegal procedure, also known as female circumcision Egypt has detained a retired doctor after the death of a 12-year-old girl on whom he performed female genital mutilation (FGM) sparked anger among women’s rights activists. The victim’s parents and aunt took […]

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