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After private videos filmed without her consent were posted on social media, a young woman 'burned herself to death' in Egypt, local media reports said.

Amnesty International is calling on Saudi Arabia to release female activists from jail ahead of a summit critics are calling hypocritical.

#FreeToBeOnline calls for protection of girls against online <em>harassment</em>

Narjas Zatat

#FreeToBeOnline calls for protection of girls against online harassment

Young women's access to the internet is not only curtailed, but in many places, including in parts of the Middle East, they face many dangers on social media.

Egypt begins trial of ex-student accused in #MeToo wave

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egypt begins trial of ex-student accused in #MeToo wave

The former student accused of sexual assaulting three minors could face life imprisonment if convicted.

Sudan's revolution and the broken promise of women's rights

Yousra Samir Imran

Sudan's revolution and the broken promise of women's rights

Women fuelled Sudan's revolution, but the promise of greater gender equality remains elusive.

The New Arab Staff

LGBTQ activists subjected to ‘forced virginity exams’: HRW

Egyptian police and prosecutors have been accused of inflicting verbal abuse, extracting forced confessions and denying detainees access to legal counsel and medical care.

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US signs 10-year military cooperation pact with Tunisia

US Defence Secretary Mark Esper has signed a 10-year military cooperation agreement on a visit to Tunisia amid a continuing extremist threat in ...

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HRW: gang rape witnesses in Cairo arrested, smeared

Two acquaintances of the witnesses were also detained before they were all released on August 31.

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Pakistan detains 15 after rape of woman on highway

Two armed men allegedly gang raped a woman in front of her children after her car broke down on a deserted highway.

Three new suspects arrested in Egypt gang rape case

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Three new suspects arrested in Egypt gang rape case

Three suspects have been arrested over a 2014 rape case at Cairo's Fairmont hotel.

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Iranian women speak out after alleged rapist arrest

Iran's VP has called on the judiciary to"forcefully confront" rapists after an online campaign sparked a wave of women to come forward and share ...

Rape accusations against Egyptian journalist highlight Arab #MeToo reckoning

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Rape accusations against Egyptian journalist highlight Arab #MeToo reckoning

Egypt has become the epicentre of a resurgent #MeToo movement in the Middle East as growing numbers of women use social media to share accounts ...

Egypt orders arrest of hotel rape suspects

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egypt orders arrest of hotel rape suspects

A group of wealthy young Egyptian men now face arrest over accusations of the gang rape of a woman at Cairo's Fairmont Hotel in 2014.

Kuwaiti influencer sparks outrage over sex education post

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Kuwaiti influencer sparks outrage over sex education post

Rawan bin Hussain said sex education should be taught at schools in Kuwait to help stem the spread of sexually transmitted disease.

MSF has a flaw its white saviours can't solve

Yazan al-Saadi

MSF has a flaw its white saviours can't solve

Comment: The functioning of MSF and other humanitarian organisations is inherently racist. Whether or not it can shed its colonial attitudes ...

Alainna Liloia

Loujain al-Hathloul turns 31 in a Saudi prison cell

Comment: Loujain al-Hathloul's imprisonment and torture is an international problem, and it requires an international solution, writes Alainna Liloia.

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Cairo hotel gang rape allegations ignite new #MeToo wave

Egypt's National Council for Women on Wednesday condemned retaliatory threats made against women exposing sexual misconduct.

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Syrian men, trans women suffered ‘monstrous’ sexual violence

Human Rights Watch has reported of harrowing violence in Syria against men and trans women during the war.

Florence Dixon

How TikTok became Egypt's latest battleground against women

A crackdown on Egypt's 'TikTok girls' highlights who really matters in the eyes of the law. But it also shows their power, or at least, their ...

Middle East matchmaking: The rise of online dating

Austin Bodetti

Middle East matchmaking: The rise of online dating

With online dating growing in popularity, entrepreneurs in the Middle East are taking advantage by creating a range of digital apps.

Horriya Marzouk

Egyptian law needs to catch up with #MeToo

Comment: Egypt needs a culture shift, but also a comprehensive law against sexual violence, rather than just minor adjustments to ...

Bella Hadid is right, Palestinians won't stand for erasure

Elias Jahshan

Bella Hadid is right, Palestinians won't stand for erasure

Comment: What happened to Bella Hadid is just one of the many ways we Palestinians are censored when we speak our truth, writes Elias Jahshan.

Egyptian writer Mohamed Hashem arrested over <em>sexual</em> assault allegations

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Egyptian writer Mohamed Hashem arrested over sexual assault allegations

Amid Egypt's growing #MeToo movement, prominent writer Mohamed Hashem was arrested after a poet accused him of sexually assaulting her last year.

Egypt bill protects identity of <em>sexual</em> assault victims

The New Arab Staff

Egypt bill protects identity of sexual assault victims

Egyptians filing sexual assault cases will have the option to remain anonymous to the public, while the credentials of victims will ...

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