Anti-FGM Campaigners Mark Progress in Egypt

After the death of 13-year-old Suhair al Bata’a this summer, an intensive awareness campaign about the hazards of FGM/C reached into 11 governorates across Egypt. But advocates say the battle against a practice dating back to the age of the Pharaohs will take time and persistence.

Assaults Underscore Egyptian Women’s Shaky Status

An anti-harassment group is crowd funding for a nationwide media campaign asking everyday Egyptians to stop ignoring the problem and start intervening in mob attacks. Systemic, cultural change is tied to a political leadership structure totally in flux.

Egypt’s Constitution Vote Rings Sharia Alarm Bells

After three weeks of sometimes violent revolt against Morsi’s pro-Islamist power grab, Egypt is slated to hold a vote this weekend on a controversial draft constitution. For women concerned about divorce rights and FGM, the spotlight falls on the loosely worded Article 10.

Egypt’s Women Keep Showing Power in Protest

Egypt’s revolution is now often described as hijacked and women’s legal rights are seen as vulnerable to an Islamic-style promotion of marriage and family. But in a show of their own force, women keep braving the deadly dangers of street protests.

Egypt’s Women Keep Showing Power in Protest

Egypt’s revolution is now often described as hijacked and women’s legal rights are seen as vulnerable to an Islamic-style promotion of marriage and family. But in a show of their own force, women keep braving the deadly dangers of street protests.