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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.

Read more at Al Jazeera and watch the video.

 

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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.

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Egyptian Women’s Groups Ready for June 30 Protests

After complaints of sexual harassment during previous mass protests in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, a women’s rights group is urging women to prepare to defend themselves at demonstrations expected to take place on the anniversary of Egypt’s first democratic presidential election on June 30, a local newspaper reported.

Read more at Thomas Reuters Foundation.

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Actor Dressed as Woman Feels Egypt's Sexual Harassment

Would men stop sexually harassing women, or at least understand what it feels like to be verbally and physically abused, if they were to experience it themselves?

One TV programme in Egypt has looked at the issue of sexual harassment by doing just that.

Read more at Thomas Reuters Foundation.

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Young Women Differ over Post-Spring Egypt

“I participated in the revolution from Day 1 and was very proud of it,” recalls Aya Tarek, a young Egyptian woman.

“People were negative about Egypt, but thanks to the revolution I started loving Egypt. Many think that nothing changed, but we need to give it time and effort.”

Read more at Metro.