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Jan. 18, 2021, 3:46 p.m.
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Jan. 1, 2021, 5:59 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

“Egyptian women and girls who for decades have endured sexual harassment and abuse in silence are now raising their voices en masse to demand justice and reform of Egypt's sexual harassment laws” (para. 1). “Defying the stigma associated with sexual violence, thousands of Egyptian women and girls are joining a rising call for harassers and rapists to be held accountable for their misdeeds. The Arabic hashtags "Listen to the voice of Egyptian women" and "Where is justice for Egyptian women" have gone viral on Egyptian social media platforms after multiple allegations of sexual harassment, assault and rape surfaced against a purported “serial harasser” named Ahmed Bassam Zaki” (para. 2). “In...more
Jan. 1, 2021, 5:59 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

“Under the law, [sex] offenders face jail terms of between six months and five years and fines of up to 5,000 Egyptian pounds (approximately $312). The lengthier jail sentences are reserved for offenses involving multiple perpetrators, offenders who are in a position of authority over the complainant and those carrying weapons. But while the law has been commended by the United Nations as “encouraging,” it has also been criticized by some women's rights campaigners and groups such as Nazra for Feminist Studies as falling short of international rights standards” (para. 18).
Jan. 1, 2021, 5:59 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

“’To date, Egypt has no comprehensive law criminalizing sexual violence,” lamented Fatemah Khafagy, a prominent women's rights advocate. “Rights advocates have been calling for a holistic approach to the problem rather than scattered provisions within the Penal Code stipulating penalties for offenders. A comprehensive law would spell out preventative and protective measures such as training of prosecutors and judges, sexual education being incorporated in the school curriculum and services provided to survivors such as shelters,” she told Al-Monitor” (para. 19). “Hassan highlighted the shortcomings in the current law: “It takes into account neither domestic violence nor the sexual harassment of men. The definition of rape is also problematic as it...more
Jan. 1, 2021, 5:59 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: DTCP-PRACTICE-1

“More than 99% of Egyptian women have experienced some form of sexual harassment, according to a 2013 United Nations report. In 2014, an anti-sexual harassment law was passed as an amendment to the Penal Code following a surge in reported sexual assault incidents in the country, many of which were committed by security forces” (para. 17).
Jan. 1, 2021, 5:59 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

“’To date, Egypt has no comprehensive law criminalizing sexual violence,' lamented Fatemah Khafagy, a prominent women's rights advocate. 'Rights advocates have been calling for a holistic approach to the problem rather than scattered provisions within the Penal Code stipulating penalties for offenders. A comprehensive law would spell out preventative and protective measures such as training of prosecutors and judges, sexual education being incorporated in the school curriculum and services provided to survivors such as shelters,' she told Al-Monitor” (para. 19). “Mozn Hassan, a women's rights campaigner and Founder of Nazra, echoed Khafagy's call for a comprehensive law, adding that political will is needed for such a law to pass. “Women...more
Jan. 1, 2021, 5:59 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"In 2014, an anti-sexual harassment law was passed as an amendment to the Penal Code following a surge in reported sexual assault incidents in the country, many of which were committed by security forces” (para. 17).
Jan. 1, 2021, 5:59 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-2

“Some users jumped to Zaki's defense, saying that girls who dress provocatively deserve to be raped. Others made excuses for him, arguing he is mentally ill and needs treatment. Celebrities weighed in with advice for apologists who blame the victims: “A girl's clothes — no matter how revealing — are no justification for assaulting her,” tweeted director and screenwriter Amr Salama” (para. 7). “Zaki was arrested July 4 and ordered detained for four days pending investigation. But as more legal complaints came pouring in, prosecutors extended his detention to 15 days to allow for further investigation. Al-Azhar and Dar al-Iftaa also issued statements denouncing sexual harassment and calling for Egyptians...more
Jan. 1, 2021, 5:59 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

“More than 99% of Egyptian women have experienced some form of sexual harassment, according to a 2013 United Nations report" (para. 17).
Jan. 1, 2021, 5:59 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

“Egyptian women and girls who for decades have endured sexual harassment and abuse in silence are now raising their voices en masse to demand justice and reform of Egypt's sexual harassment laws” (para. 1). “Defying the stigma associated with sexual violence, thousands of Egyptian women and girls are joining a rising call for harassers and rapists to be held accountable for their misdeeds. The Arabic hashtags "Listen to the voice of Egyptian women" and "Where is justice for Egyptian women" have gone viral on Egyptian social media platforms after multiple allegations of sexual harassment, assault and rape surfaced against a purported “serial harasser” named Ahmed Bassam Zaki” (para. 2). “Zaki...more
Jan. 1, 2021, 5:59 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: GP-DATA-3

“The National Council of Women said in a July 2 statement that the body was following the case closely. It called on the authorities to investigate the matter and prosecute as appropriate. The NCW also called on survivors “to file lawsuits against the accused so that he may get the legal punishment he deserves and to deter potential harassers’” (para. 8). “’To date, Egypt has no comprehensive law criminalizing sexual violence,' lamented Fatemah Khafagy, a prominent women's rights advocate. 'Rights advocates have been calling for a holistic approach to the problem rather than scattered provisions within the Penal Code stipulating penalties for offenders. A comprehensive law would spell out preventative...more
Dec. 24, 2020, 1:04 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"Disturbing footage has emerged of a distressed woman trapped by a crowd of men and allegedly being sexually assaulted during New Year's Eve celebrations in Egypt" (para 1). "In Egypt, unwanted sexual contact is punished with a minimum of one year in prison and a fine, although there is speculation about how well the laws are enforced" (para 14).
Dec. 24, 2020, 1:04 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"Disturbing footage has emerged of a distressed woman trapped by a crowd of men and allegedly being sexually assaulted during New Year's Eve celebrations in Egypt...The victim attempts to force her way into a nearby car as the men grab at her and appear to pull her back" (para 1, 4).
Dec. 24, 2020, 1:04 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"In Egypt, unwanted sexual contact is punished with a minimum of one year in prison and a fine" (para 14).
Dec. 24, 2020, 1:04 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"On Twitter, people drew attention to the fact that sex mob attacks have occurred before in the country and called for stricter legislation to protect women and combat sexual harassment" (para 10).
Dec. 5, 2020, 6:28 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: INFIB-LAW-1

“The UN in Egypt applauds the positive and encouraging steps towards renewing the call of action for a Social Contract to end Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in Egypt. On 20th May, the National Council for Women and the National Council for Childhood and Motherhood held the first meeting of the National Taskforce for Ending FGM. The taskforce is comprised of representatives of all concerned Ministries in addition to civil society, and development partners. The National Taskforce aims to concert all efforts to end this harmful practice which constitutes as a serious violation of the rights of women and girls. This approach is in line with the National Strategy for the...more
Dec. 5, 2020, 6:28 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

“The UN in Egypt applauds the positive and encouraging steps towards renewing the call of action for a Social Contract to end Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in Egypt” (para 1). “The UN is looking forward to working closely with the Government of Egypt, development partners and civil society to end this harmful practice against Egyptian women and girls” (para 5).
Dec. 5, 2020, 6:28 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: INFIB-PRACTICE-1

“The UN in Egypt applauds the positive and encouraging steps towards renewing the call of action for a Social Contract to end Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in Egypt. On 20th May, the National Council for Women and the National Council for Childhood and Motherhood held the first meeting of the National Taskforce for Ending FGM. The taskforce is comprised of representatives of all concerned Ministries in addition to civil society, and development partners. The National Taskforce aims to concert all efforts to end this harmful practice which constitutes as a serious violation of the rights of women and girls. This approach is in line with the National Strategy for the...more
Dec. 5, 2020, 6:28 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: GP-DATA-3

“On 20th May, the National Council for Women and the National Council for Childhood and Motherhood held the first meeting of the National Taskforce for Ending FGM. The taskforce is comprised of representatives of all concerned Ministries in addition to civil society, and development partners” (para 2).
Dec. 5, 2020, 6:28 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

“On 20th May, the National Council for Women and the National Council for Childhood and Motherhood held the first meeting of the National Taskforce for Ending FGM. The taskforce is comprised of representatives of all concerned Ministries in addition to civil society, and development partners” (para 2). “The UN is looking forward to working closely with the Government of Egypt, development partners and civil society to end this harmful practice against Egyptian women and girls” (para 5).
Nov. 19, 2020, 1:28 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
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Nov. 19, 2020, 1:28 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
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Nov. 19, 2020, 1:28 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
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Nov. 19, 2020, 1:28 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
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Nov. 19, 2020, 1:28 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
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Nov. 19, 2020, 1:28 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
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Nov. 19, 2020, 1:28 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
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Nov. 19, 2020, 1:28 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
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Nov. 19, 2020, 1:28 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
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Nov. 19, 2020, 1:28 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
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