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Huda Lutfi will talk about female representation in Cairo’s street art during the revolution under the headline "Gender Representation and Graffiti Art post January 2011".
Danish DJ and artist Katrine Ring will introduce Huda Lutfi and facilitate the discussion upon Huda Lutfi’s presentation. The Danish Egyptian Dialogue Institute and KVINFO are arranging the event that is free, open for all, in English and will take place on Oct. 23rd at KVINFO’s library.
Read more about the event (in Danish)
Read an interview with Huda Lutfi at womendialogue.org
Egyptian women's rights activists have only bad options in the current power crisis. If the Islamists in parliament hold power, they could erase years of legal gains for women. But if the military has its way, a police state could re-emerge.
Read more at womensenews.org
Read more about women's rights in Egypt at the new womendialogue rights map
A mob of hundreds of men assaulted women holding a march demanding an end to sexual harassment in Cairo, as attackers overwhelmed male supporters and molested several of the marchers in Tahrir Square.
Some victims said it appeared to have been an organised attempt to drive women out of demonstrations and trample the pro-democracy protest movement.
Read more at guardian.co.uk
The discourse of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt has changed abruptly since a remark from a prominent member and activist Manal Abul Hassan has stirred further public debate. Abul Hassan said about the the December women's march condemning military brutality against female protestors that "when a woman marches to defend her rights, this affronts her dignity," this being the reason for the brotherhood’s absence during the demonstration.
As a reaction, other women’s rights activists entered the debate, stressing that without the demonstrations in which thousands of women participated, the Muslim Brotherhood’s political branch The Freedom and Justice Party would never have (re-) emerged on the political scene. This has apparently made the Freedom and Justice Party declare on Twitter that Abul Hasan’s remarks are “fabricated & misrepresented statements to manipulate public opinion,” without further elaboration.