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Silence Breakers named Time magazine’s Person of the Year

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

“The Silence Breakers” - those who have shared their stories about sexual assault and harassment - have been named Time magazine’s Person of the Year. Numerous women have spoken out since October about sexual misconduct by dozens of high-profile men in entertainment, media, business and sports. Time praised those who have given “voice to open secrets, for moving whisper networks onto social networks, for pushing us all to stop accepting the unacceptable.” The ...

Egypt sentences lawyer to jail over remarks saying rape was ‘national duty’

Sunday, 3 December 2017

An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced a lawyer who said woman wearing ripped jeans should be raped to three years in prison, a judicial source said.The sentence against Nabih al-Wahsh was passed in absentia as the lawyer, previously released on bail, did not attend the hearing on Saturday.Wahsh’s comments during a television program had provoked outrage and complaints to the state prosecutor, who decided to put him on trial.Wahsh had said it was a “national duty” to rape ...

NBC fires Matt Lauer over ‘inappropriate sexual behavior’

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

NBC News fired “Today” show host Matt Lauer for what it said Wednesday was “inappropriate sexual behavior” with a colleague, making him perhaps the most familiar figure in America brought down so far by the misconduct allegations that have swept through Hollywood and the media over the past two months. Also, former “Prairie Home Companion” host Garrison Keillor was fired by Minnesota Public Radio over an allegation of “inappropriate behavior.” It ...

Egypt imposes TV ban on lawyer who said raping women was a ‘national duty’

Saturday, 25 November 2017

Egypt’s Supreme Council for Media Regulation has decided to impose a three-month television ban on Nabih al-Wahsh, a lawyer who earlier said that “raping women who wear jeans is a national duty”. The media regulator headed by Makram Mohammed Ahmed said in a statement Saturday that temporarily suspending al-Wahsh from appearing on Egyptian channels came after his controversial statements made on Oct. 26 on Infrad Show hosted by Saeed Hassaseen and aired by the satellite channel ...

Jordanian girl says she was sexually harassed by police officer, gets angry responses

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

An ever-growing controversy persists in Jordan after a girl said that she was harassed by a security office after she tried to report a case of sexual harassment at a security office. The girl’s story was being told in a youth talk show on the German channel Deutsche Welle, in collaboration with local channel Roya. However, one of the show’s attendees, former parliament member and lawyer Mahmoud al-Kharabsha pulled out in protest against the girl’s claims. The lawyer soon ...

Host Charlie Rose sacked over sexual harassment allegations

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Charlie Rose, one of America’s most prominent broadcasters and an award-winning television interviewer, was sacked Tuesday, the latest powerful man disgraced over allegations of sexual harassment and unwanted advances.Rose who is famous for interviews with dignitaries and leaders like Iranian foreign minister Mohammed Javad Zarif and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad had his employment “terminated” with immediate effect after what CBS News called “extremely disturbing and ...

Is Cairo the ‘most dangerous megacity in the world’ for women?

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Cairo is the most dangerous megacity in the world for women, according to a poll conducted by the Thomson Reuters Foundation. In the first poll to be conducted on the conditions of women in cities whose population exceeds 10 million people, and which included 19 cities, Cairo was deemed worst in terms of sexual harassment.While the results of this poll were far from surprising, especially for women rights activists and Egyptian women in general, they were labelled inaccurate by parties that ...

Egyptian actress Rania Youssef reveals she was sexually harassed in public

Sunday, 5 November 2017

Egyptian actress Rania Youssef said she was once harassed in a public place but could not catch the molester which pushed her to demand laws that put an end to this phenomenon in Egypt. Youssef said during a television interview on Saturday that she will never work again with actresses Ghada Abdelrazek and Zeina despite the strong friendship between her and the former, adding that when it comes to work, a conflict will certainly erupt between them. She recalled what happened while filming the ...

Engineer develops anti-harassment app to combat sexual molestation in Egypt

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

According to UN figures in 2013, 99 percent of Egyptian women are victims of harassment while 50% are physically harassed on a daily basis while on public transportation. The laws passed by the authority to confront the phenomenon have not deterred molesters. Meanwhile, many cases go unreported because girls are often afraid of reporting molestation out of their concern over their reputation. Egyptian Engineer Abdel Fattah al-Sharqawi decided to contribute to combating molestation and developed ...

Third woman accuses Islamist thinker Tariq Ramadan of sexual harassment

Saturday, 28 October 2017

A third woman has come forward and accused Islamist thinker Tariq Ramadan of allegedly sexually harassing her some years ago.Yasmina, not her real name, spoke to French daily newspaper Le Parisien and said the Swiss-Muslim professor threatened her with rape in 2012. The woman has previously opened up about her story with local French media in 2013.“At first he gave me religious advice through his website, and then asked me for my picture so that he would know who he was talking to. He ...

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