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Women’s Human Rights In Egypt—Cautious Optimism and the Way Forward

For a few brief days during the Egyptian uprising, women felt relatively safe on the streets of Egypt where sexual street harassment has, for many years, been a problem of epidemic proportions.  As The Daily Beast reports, “A survey released in 2008 by the Center for Women’s Rights found that 83 percent of Egyptian women and 98 pe

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Women’s Human Rights in Egypt: Cautious Optimism and the Way Forward

For a few brief days during the Egyptian uprising, women felt relatively safe on the streets of Egypt where sexual street harassment has, for many years, been a problem of epidemic proportions.

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Egypt’s Female Voices

For the past few weeks I have been captivated by the images of retaliation and revolution in Egypt.  Interestingly, however, I found myself not only interested in the stories being reported but with the reporters themselves.  Two female reporters in particular made a strong impact on me, Shahira Amin and Christiane Amanpour.  While they made themselves known to the public over the past few weeks for different reasons, they are both wonderful examples for Egyptian women in particular but also for women around the world.  For such prominent women to make publicly bold statements for everyone to see is a display of female power in Egypt that I hope the revolution continues to encourage.     

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Afternoon Roundup: Is There An Abortion Statistics ‘Cover-Up’?

The first FDA approved drug to reduce the risk of preterm birth; Egyptian women are empowered by the protests; the abortion statistics controversy that isn’t; more anti-choice maneuvering in Minnesota.

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