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Egyptian Street Harasser Murders Woman

News stories | on September, 18, 2012 | by | 1 Comments

Trigger Warning – In rare instances, street harassment ends in murder (here are a few examples) and sadly, that is what recently happened in Egypt. The Egyptian Centre for Women’s Rights just released this press release about it: “The Egyptian Center for Women’s Rights (ECWR) strongly condemns the horrible accident murder of a young lady [...]

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ECWR says no to women-only taxis in Egypt

News stories | on July, 28, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

Via Al-Masry Al-Youm “The Egyptian Center for Women’s Rights on Wednesday rejected a project approved by Local Development Minister Mohamed Attiya to designate taxis exclusively for women in an attempt to counter sexual harassment. The project would be implemented over three stages, starting with 15 taxis in each coastal city at a cost of LE15 [...]

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Watching Egypt

street harassment | on March, 08, 2010 | by | 1 Comments

I’ve never been to Egypt, but I have been fascinated by it ever since the sixth grade when we spent a substantial part of social studies learning about ancient Egypt. Today it’s more than the pyramids and the Nile which capture my interest. Each day I scan the news to see if there are any [...]

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Draft anti-sexual harassment law presented to Egyptian parliament

street harassment | on January, 06, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

For months I’ve read how Egyptian activists and lawmakers have been working on a new law against sexual harassment (including on the streets and other public places) and this week it was finally introduced. “A draft of the law presented to the parliament’s legislative committee on Monday recommended that punishment should be at least one [...]

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300 cases of sexual harassment over Adha

street harassment | on December, 02, 2009 | by | 2 Comments

Over the recent Adha holiday in Egypt, there were about 300 reported cases of sexual harassment in public spaces against women, varying from verbal taunts to assaults. Last year over the Septemeber holiday Fitr, 150 men and boys were arrested for a harassing spree in the streets of Mohandeseen in Cairo. A few of the [...]

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Quick News Cap

News stories, street harassment | on September, 07, 2009 | by | 1 Comments

I’ve been working hard on my street harassment book and took a two day vacation over the weekend, so my posts have been lax the last week – sorry! Here’s a recap of three relevant news stories for the past week or so. First, today journalist Lubna Ahmed al-Hussein goes on trial again in Sudan. [...]

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Approaching Sexual Harassment from Religious Point of View

News stories | on July, 10, 2009 | by | 1 Comments

As a follow up to my July 4 post, Time.com just published a good article about how the Egyptian government is tackling sexual harassment (including street harassment) through religion by distributing new books on sexual harassment to 50,000 imams at mosques across Egypt. “The solutions proposed in the booklet — which include a greater adherence [...]

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