Now Is Moment for Egypt to Turn Sex Assault Tide

Recent attacks against women and girls during celebrations of the election and inauguration of Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi are nothing new. The Egyptian government needs a comprehensive and coordinated approach to curb this sexual violence.

Ohioans Protest Rape Law; Egyptian Victim Blamed

A petition has been delivered to the Ohio State Legislature demanding an end to a rape-related law. Also this week, a sexual harassment case in one of Egypt’s largest universities has sparked outrage after the school’s dean blamed the woman’s outfit.

In Egypt, Detention of Female Students Drags On

The appeal date for the Al-Azhar University students is postponed to April 2. The young women were detained in what is being described as the biggest roundup of Egyptians in two decades; AP reports an unofficial detention figure of 16,000.