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With sexual assault cases increasing, and a growing body of voices online refusing to back down, some critics argue there could be a reckoning in Egypt.

Comment: The Egyptian regime's crusade against Sama El-Masry and other female influencers is another shameless attempt to police women and their bodies, writes Sam Hamad.

FGM: Why is Egypt still world's biggest offender?

Ariane Lavrilleux

FGM: Why is Egypt still world's biggest offender?

Despite being made illegal, FGM is still commonplace, with most cutting operations performed by doctors who should know better.

Women stand up for change in the Middle East

The New Arab & agencies

Women stand up for change in the Middle East

Women activists in the Middle East have stood up for change, despite facing challenges, said Amnesty International.

Catcalled in Cairo: Ending sexual harassment in Egypt

Monique Bouffé

Catcalled in Cairo: Ending sexual harassment in Egypt

Comment: The objectification of women pervades all aspects of Egyptian public and private life. Nothing less than a fundamental shift in ...

Sam Hamad

Intellectual repression in the Arab world

Comment: Regional tyrants from Saudi Arabia to Egypt envision a dark age for the majority of their people, writes Sam Hamad.

The New Arab & agencies

Lebanese tourist jailed in Egypt after making harassment claim

Lebanese tourist Mona al-Mazbouh was sentenced to eight years in jail on Saturday, despite sexual harassment being a punishable offence in ...

The New Arab & agencies

Lebanese woman arrested for 'insulting Egyptians'

Mona el-Mazboh was arrested at Cairo airport at the end of her stay in Egypt and charged with insulting Egyptians in a video uploaded to her ...

The New Arab

Renowned Egyptian blogger Wael Abbas arrested in media crackdown

Wael Abbas, an internationally renowned online activist known for his criticism of the Egyptian regime, has been detained in the latest ...

Egypt authorities arrest prominent socialist activist

The New Arab

Egypt authorities arrest prominent socialist activist

Egyptian police have arrested three prominent activists in recent days, with Amnesty International condemning Cairo's attacks on freedom of ...

The New Arab & agencies

Egyptian 2011 uprising leader arrested for insulting Sisi

Shady el-Ghazaly Harb was a leading figure in the youth movement protests that in 2011 toppled longtime strongman Hosni Mubarak.

Egyptian activist arrested for video condemning sexual harassment

The New Arab & agencies

Egyptian activist arrested for video condemning sexual harassment

Amal Fathy criticised the Egyptian government for failing to protect women and not addressing the widespread issue of sexual ...

Egyptian activist arrested for video condemning sexual harassment

The New Arab & agencies

Egyptian activist arrested for video condemning sexual harassment

Amal Fathy criticised the Egyptian government for failing to protect women and not addressing the widespread issue of sexual ...

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