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How the justice system shuts women out
Hadeer El-Mahdawy | Among the 335 new appointees, all graduates of public law schools, there was not a single woman.
How ‘family values’ are used against women | Q&A with Lobna Darwish
The sentences — based on articles in the 2018 cybercrime law — were the first of their kind
Gendered Labor and Structural Violence: The case of women farmworkers in Tunisia
Ola Galal | The deaths sparked a national outcry in a country often thought of as a pioneer in women’s rights.
Abortion Tales: Abortion at the mall
Ghadeer Ahmed | "He kept the test that shows I was pregnant; I kept the blood that shows I killed that baby."
Why I collect Egyptian women’s stories of abortion
Ghadeer Ahmed | Every story is told by a woman, written by a woman and meant to be read by women.
The cost of coming forward: How women who experience sexual violence are violated twice over
Hadeer El-Mahdawy | Testimonials of women have been hurt by incidents of sexual violence, and again after reporting them
Divorce, violence and financial independence
Karoline Kamel | Can rising divorce rates be explained by looking at ‘economic empowerment’?
Abortion tales: Women’s work
Ghadeer Ahmed | 'A mother is my job. This is what I do, what I don’t like to do. This is what I am.'
Ragia Omran: Tirelessly pursuing human rights with one foot in corporate law
Award-winning lawyer Ragia Omran on working in human rights while keeping one foot in corporate law
 
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Opinion
Rasha Azab
Protection, siege and escape: What my body has done
Ten years ago today my voice rose as I chanted for those whom I did not know, who did not know me
S. Al Haq
From behind the screens: Feminism and hope in 2020
Online life was no longer just an extension of the world
Nada Wahba
Feminine genitalia and well-behaved women: How circumcision has adapted and why it continues
Their efforts miss the point, addressing a practice that has, in the minds of many, ceased to exist
 
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News
In new precedent, women jailed for 2 years for violating ‘family values’ in TikTok videos
UN rights review roundly criticizes Egypt over prison conditions, civil society violations, discrimination
Civil society organizations call for end to draconian abortion law
US gym chain terminates Cairo contract over body-shaming Facebook posts
LE50,000 for foreigners to marry Egyptian women 25 years younger
In landmark conviction, doctor sentenced to 2 years prison for FGM
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