Cyber Violence and Women in Egypt

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Habiba Abdelaal Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/cyber-violence-and-women-in-egypt/ While increasing access to the internet aims to pave the way for a more equitable and inclusive world, the weaponization of the internet and other technologies against women has grown commonplace. The internet and social media...

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Q&A with Lobna Darwish: Women in Egypt

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/qa-with-lobna-darwish-women-in-egypt/ As the world marks International Women’s Day, TIMEP speaks to women advocates across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region on the ways in which they are challenging the roots of gender...

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A Homeland Lives Within Us, But We Cannot Live in It: Egyptian Organizing and Activism from Exile

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Mohamed Mandour Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/a-homeland-lives-within-us-but-we-cannot-live-in-it-egyptian-organizing-and-activism-from-exile/ Last June marked the first anniversary of the death of queer activist Sarah Hegazi, in exile in Canada. The days following her death witnessed vigils in cities across...

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Ebb of Justice: Egypt’s Constitutional Court as Veto Player in International Disputes

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Nourhan Fahmy Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/ebb-of-justice-egypts-constitutional-court-as-veto-player-in-international-disputes/ Amid a resurgence in international prosecutions and transnational modes of legal accountability, various states implicated in human rights violations have grown wary about potential legal...

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Renewed Arbitrary Detention: Keeping the Egyptian Opposition in Detention

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Amr Ahmed Ibrahim Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/renewed-arbitrary-detention-keeping-the-egyptian-opposition-in-detention/ Renewed arbitrary—or “rotation” of detention—is the act of re-detaining those who have been already granted a release order after the termination of their sentences, a verdict of...

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Transgender Policy in Egypt: Murder by Medical Bureaucracy

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Malak Elkashif Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/transgender-policy-in-egypt-murder-by-medical-bureaucracy/ Every November 20, transgender people around the world launch campaigns that disseminate information on the hate crimes against transgender victims and provide statistics on the numbers of transgender...

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Beyond Sectarian Violence: Socioeconomic Challenges for Copts in Egypt

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Amy Fallas Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/beyond-sectarian-violence-socioeconomic-challenges-for-copts-in-egypt As Coptic Christians held Christmas celebrations this past week, many also observed another more somber anniversary. On January 1, 2011, an explosion at Al-Qudiseen Church in Alexandria, Egypt killed...

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Egypt’s Religious Minorities: The Legal Framework

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): TIMEP Original Link: https://timep.org/explainers/egypts-religious-minorities-the-legal-framework/ Egypt’s legal framework is an important angle through which to understand the state of religious minorities in the country. This brief delves into some of the primary issues affecting and implicating the country’s religious...

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The Fundamental Rights of Baha’is: An Excellent Opportunity to Expand Religious Freedom in Egypt

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Amr Ezzat Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/the-fundamental-rights-of-bahais-an-excellent-opportunity-to-expand-religious-freedom-in-egypt/ By the end of the current decade, a full century will have passed since the Egyptian state began to reluctantly admit the existence of adherents of the Baha’i Faith in Egypt...

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Atheists in Egypt: Life on the Edge of Civil Death

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Ishak Ibrahim Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/atheists-in-egypt-life-on-the-edge-of-civil-death/ Atheists and nonbelievers in Egypt continue to suffer regardless of the positive indications from officials regarding the freedom of religion and faith. Atheists in the country live between security-related...

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What’s Behind the Partnership between Russia and Egypt?

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Dimitar Bechev Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/whats-behind-the-partnership-between-russia-and-egypt/ On December 9, 2021, Russia and Egypt launched a joint naval exercise in the Gulf of Alexandria. The Russian navy deployed the frigate Admiral Grigorovich, a mainstay of its Mediterranean Squadron, part of the...

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Sexual Harassment Laws in Egypt: Does Stricter Mean More Effective?

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Habiba Abdelaal Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/sexual-harassment-laws-in-egypt-does-stricter-mean-more-effective/ In Egypt, sexual harassment is a major public threat against women for which there has been no sustainable policy or practice. Such harassment can range from verbal to physical—the latter of which...

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