The women of Tahrir Square
Feb 13, 2011
World | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday July 8, 2014
Thousands of Syrian refugee women are caught in a "spiral of hardship, isolation and anxiety," widowed or separated from their husbands and struggling to survive, the UN warned on Tuesday.
World | Reuters | Monday June 16, 2014
Female genital mutilation, the excision of the clitoris practised widely in African and many Muslim countries, is a means for men to maintain control of women and must be eradicated, UN human rights chief Navi Pillay said on Monday.
World | Reuters | Wednesday June 11, 2014
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has ordered the interior minister to fight sexual harassment following the arrest of seven men for attacking women near Cairo's Tahrir Square during his inauguration celebrations, his office said on Tuesday.
World | Indo-Asian News Service | Wednesday June 11, 2014
Days after sexual assaults on women celebrating his inauguration in the capital's Tahrir Square, Egypt's newly-elected President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi has directed to "strictly enforce an anti-harassment law", state media reported on Tuesday.
Press Trust of India | Thursday May 1, 2014
The Indian women's table tennis team got past Bulgaria 3-2 in their toughest test in the World Team Table Tennis Championships so far to directly enter the quarterfinals, while the men's team will take on Egypt in a Round of 16 match on Friday becaus...
World | Reuters | Thursday November 21, 2013
Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi was the ringmaster of "bunga bunga" sex parties at his luxurious villa near Milan, giving the go-ahead for young women to perform pole dances and stripteases, according to a court document.
World | Reuters | Tuesday November 12, 2013
Sexual harassment, high rates of female genital cutting and a surge in violence and Islamist feeling after the Arab Spring uprisings have made Egypt the worst country in the Arab world to be a woman, a poll of gender experts showed on Tuesday.
Indo-Asian News Service | Friday July 19, 2013
Ingale had no answer to World No.4 and top seed Nour El Sherbini of Egypt who raced to a 11-1, 11-3, 11-1 win in the quarter-finals.
World | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday July 3, 2013
Close to 100 women have fallen victim to "rampant" sexual attacks in Cairo's Tahrir Square during four days of protests against Egypt's Islamist President Mohamed Morsi, Human Rights Watch said on Wednesday.
World | Associated Press | Friday March 8, 2013
The Obama administration is postponing an award for an Egyptian activist who rallied worldwide attention against forced "virginity tests" on female protesters because of anti-American and anti-Semitic comments discovered on her Twitter account.
World | Associated Press | Saturday February 2, 2013
With bright neon vests and hardhats gleaming at dusk, a dozen Egyptian volunteers fanned out through Cairo's crowded Tahrir Square. Their project: end a surge in sexual assaults on women that activists say has become the darkest stain on the country'...
World | Associated Press | Monday December 17, 2012
Nevine Mustafa finally had enough after 10 hours of waiting to cast her "no" vote in Egypt's referendum on a highly disputed draft constitution. She and the other women in line were convinced the judge running the polling station was deliberately sta...
World | Reuters | Tuesday September 4, 2012
Egypt's first veiled newsreader on state television has drawn support from many viewers for ending an unwritten rule under ousted Hosni Mubarak that kept covered women out of the top job, although some fretted it could herald social restrictions.
World | Associated Press | Monday September 3, 2012
Wearing a cream-colored headscarf and a dark suit, Fatma Nabil read the 12 o'clock news bulletin on Sunday and became Egypt's first female news presenter ever to appear on state television while wearing a veil.
Agence France-Presse | Saturday August 4, 2012
Japan stayed on course for an Olympic football double as their men's team joined the women's side in reaching the tournament semi-finals following a 3-0 win over 10-man Egypt on Saturday.
World | Indo-Asian News Service | Sunday July 22, 2012
Maria TV, a new satellite news channel that only features women wearing the full Islamic veil, has been launched in Egypt. Men are banned from the show, a media report said on Saturday.
World | Reuters | Thursday July 19, 2012
Abeer Shahin graduated from the prestigious American University in Cairo but struggled to find a job because of employers' aversion to her full Islamic face veil, or niqab. But now she has found a job she hopes will change how Egyptian society views ...
World | Indo-Asian News Service | Thursday July 12, 2012
A new satellite TV channel managed completely by women donning the niqab or the full veil will begin broadcast in Egypt July 20, the first day of the Islamic holy month of Ramandan.
World | Press Trust of India | Friday December 23, 2011
Concerned over the continued violence and abuse of women demonstrators in Egypt, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has called Egyptian Prime Minister Kamal el-Ganzouri to register deep US unease about the situation, particularly the attacks on wo...
Press Trust of India | Thursday August 4, 2011
Recalling her concert a few months ago in Egypt, R&B star Beyonce says she was moved by burka-clad women.