Profile: New Woman Foundation, EgyptIn Egypt, many of the organizations that address women’s issues, particularly preventing violence against women, were created in 2011 following the Egyptian revolution. Few groups have been working on these issues as long as the New Woman Foundation (NWF). Founded in...
Hopes and fears: Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict
By Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini
With the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict taking place in London, Sanam Naraghi Anderlini questions the presence of government officials from countries with dubious track records.
Our hopes & fears going to London’s Global SummitICAN and ICAN partners from Pakistan, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Palestine and Egypt are attending the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence In Conflict this week in London. You can stay up-to-date on the activities by following us @whatthewomensay or by emailing...
Combating Violence Against Women in Egypt
By France Bognon
A recent study showed that 99.3% of Egyptian women are sexually harassed at some point in their life. In 2011, three friends living in Cairo, had had enough, and they formed Bassma in an attempt to challenge the status quo.