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Wednesday 4 December 2013
News World

in brief: teen rapper challenges Egyptian expectations of women

Kezia Lubanszky
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    Mayam Mahmoud, a hijab-wearing, teenage Egyptian rapper, is bringing inspiration to women in the Middle East, using her music to stand up for women’s rights. She addresses the normalisation of sexual assault, and encourages women to stand up to their attackers. Since her appearances on the TV show Arab’s Got Talent, the 18…
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Friday 5 July 2013

in brief: reports of rape amidst egypt’s revolt

Farz Edraki
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  Women have been raped and assaulted during this week’s protests in Tahrir Square — a reality that is in stark contrast to images of women fiercely demonstrating alongside men during the 2011 Egyptian revolution. Egypt’s Operation Anti-Sexual Harassment/Assault, a crisis hotline for sexual assault victims, has reported over 100 incidents of sexual violence against…
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Friday 17 May 2013
Culture Film

review: words of witness

Eileen McInnes
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The news that the budget was once again delaying increase to foreign aid spending was sad for Australia’s reputation as a burgeoning leader on the world stage. That is why I was especially uplifted to see ACMI, cinema 1, bursting at the seams by those eager to learn about human rights issues through the Human…
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Friday 8 March 2013
Featured Opinion

One Step Forward, Two Steps Mubarak? Women in New Eygpt

lip magazine
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A recent photography competition casts a spotlight on the role of women in revolutionary Egypt — but women’s rights are under threat under Egypt’s new leaders, writes Farz Edraki. A woman in red hijab. She stands in a crowd of helmet-clad police officers, protesters, and cameramen. Her gaze is steadfast; resolute. The caption on the…
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