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Al-Nour party against adding a constitutional article on gender equality

Al-Nour Party has reservations on the article on gender equality drafted by the Constituent Assembly tasked with amending the suspended 2012 constitution, according to party and backup assembly member Salah Abdel Maaboud.

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Egypt's Coup Sounds Death Knell for Arab Spring, says Nobel Laureate

Tawakkul Karman says Morsi's ousting reset the clock on gains made since uprisings and warns that remnants of toppled governments are clawing back.

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Where Do Women Stand in the Battle for Egypt’s Future?

More than two years after Egypt's populist revolution in which men, women and people from all across the social and age spectrum revolted to put an end to the 30 year old regime of Mubarak under the motto "bread, freedom, social justice" it is worth examining what this social and political upheaval has meant for the status of women in Egypt. 

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Egypt: Difficult to Connect Female Arab Scientists

Regional networks help female scientists, but two flops show it is hard to set them up.

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Egyptians Form Human Shields To Protect Female Protesters

As violence against women protesting in Tahrir Square grew, Egyptians were taking measures to provide safety for the female protesters. In one instance, males have formed a human shield around women, so that attackers cannot get close to them.

Read more at Al Monitor.

 

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Egypt: the Politics of Sexual Violence in Protest Spaces

There was a new wave of sexual assault against women in Tahrir Square last week, but women refused to let the assaults on their bodies silence their voices. These attacks were commensurate with the pattern of politically motivated sexual violence that emerged, and grew, under the Muslim Brotherhood’s reign, argues Mariz Tadros, fellow at the Institute of Development Studies at Sussex University.

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Egyptian Women Brave Crowds to Protest Morsi

24-year-old Salma walks down the streets of Heliopolis, a neighborhood in Cairo where protests against President Mohammed Morsi are taking place on June 30. Like a lot of other women in Cairo, she had been assaulted when she took part in previous protests.

Read the report from the Tahrir Square at Al Monitor.
 

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International Pressure Mounts on Morsi

UN and Obama call on Egypt's leader to engage in dialogue as ministers quit and army-imposed deadline approaches.

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Anti-Morsi Protests Sweep Egypt

Hundreds of thousands rally in Cairo and elsewhere seeking president's ouster on first anniversary of his inauguration.

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Violence in Egypt Aims to Exclude Women from Public Life

The wave of attacks against women in Egypt is part of a new pattern of calculated and organized violence, aimed to exclude women from public life, writes Iman Bibars, an Egyptian female activist.

Read more at Fair Observer.