‘A Wedding Dress Doesn’t Cover Rape’: Activists Campaign Against Lebanon’s Rape Law

‘A Wedding Dress Doesn’t Cover Rape’: Activists Campaign Against Lebanon’s Rape Law

Lebanon activists ramp up pressure on reviled rape law Lebanese activists ramp up their campaign to scrap a controversial law allowing rapists who marry their victims to go free, with a dramatic art installation of hanging wedding dresses along Beirut's sunny seaside Posted by AFP News Agency on Saturday, April 22, 2017   It is […]

What Arab Parents Can Learn from ’13 Reasons Why’

What Arab Parents Can Learn from ’13 Reasons Why’

by Marwa Saadawi — Licensed Child Therapist

  As our society in the Arab world slowly and quietly begins to whisper about mental health illness, the latest Netflix show, 13 Reasons Why, is a viscerally real, enlightening and at times uncomfortable perspective of what adolescents are struggling with today.     The show touches on a number of taboo issues that teenagers […]

Things Our Society Must Stop Telling Victims of Harassment

Things Our Society Must Stop Telling Victims of Harassment

  One of the most Egyptian things a person could do is to give unsolicited advice (mostly in a derogatory way) to shame the person for saying something or stand up for themselves. It could be from loved ones to complete strangers who think they’re collecting bonus points by giving you their two-cents. Women, especially, […]

Egyptian Judge Shows Sympathy Towards ‘Pampers Child Rapist’ and It’s NOT Okay

Egyptian Judge Shows Sympathy Towards ‘Pampers Child Rapist’ and It’s NOT Okay

  It’s safe and very sad to say that most of us are aware of the “Pampers Child Rapist” incident by now. For those of you who don’t, a 34-year-old man raped a 20-months-old baby that was in her diapers at the time of the rape. The incident became a public opinion case, and has […]

Autistic Child Gets Sexually Assaulted in an International School in Egypt

Autistic Child Gets Sexually Assaulted in an International School in Egypt

  Egyptian TV host Wael El-Ebrashy’s received a phone call on his TV show from a traumatized mother, Eman Ragab, who says her 10-year-old child has allegedly been raped by a man in an international school in Maadi.   Her autistic son, Ahmed, came back home two hours later than usual, and his trousers were drenched […]

Children Are Being Sexually Abused at Greek Refugee Camps

Children Are Being Sexually Abused at Greek Refugee Camps

  Just when you thought nothing could be worse than fleeing your homeland with all its memories and resorting to a refugee camp in a foreign land, reality strikes; children as young as seven are being sexually abused in the toilets at Softex camp, an official European-based refugee camp in Greece.   “The parents are still in […]

Moroccan Boxer in Rio Held 15 Days in Custody For Accusations of Sexual Assault

Moroccan Boxer in Rio Held 15 Days in Custody For Accusations of Sexual Assault

By Leena ElDeeb

  Rio de Janeiro court sentenced Moroccan boxer, Hassan Saada, to spend 15 days in jail, last Friday. Meanwhile the authorities will investigate and examine claims by the two women who accused Saada to have attempted to rape them at the Olympic Village on Wednesday.   Reports say he invited one of the women to pose for a selfie […]

Muslim Men Can ‘Sexually Enjoy’ Non-Muslim Female Captives, Al-Azhar Scholar Claims

Muslim Men Can ‘Sexually Enjoy’ Non-Muslim Female Captives, Al-Azhar Scholar Claims

By Leena ElDeeb

  An Al-Azhar professor and former dean of the school of Islamic Studies, Souad Saleh, took us all by surprise announcing that it’s a Muslim man’s right to “sexually enjoy” non-Muslim female captives in times of war.   Yes, we understand that’s what happened in the past, but Saleh said, by way of example, that if […]

Egyptians Say What They Think About Women in the Famous Ripped Jeans and It’s Disgusting

Egyptians Say What They Think About Women in the Famous Ripped Jeans and It’s Disgusting

  For the last couple of days, a photo of ripped jeans at Pull & Bear has been making headlines. A girl posted the jeans with a rip at the very top of the back of the thigh, adding that this is fashion in Egypt. As usual, everyone freaked out,  even though it could have […]

Let’s Make The Hashtag #محاكمة_مدرسة_الفيوتشر_لاغتصاب_الاطفال Go Viral

Let’s Make The Hashtag #محاكمة_مدرسة_الفيوتشر_لاغتصاب_الاطفال Go Viral

A horrific status is being shared by every Egyptian as we speak about a case of child sexual abuse in Futures British School in Egypt. As a parent, I feel helpless, angry and sleepless. I can’t even begin to imagine how the parents of the sexually violated children must feel right now. A parent has […]