Marital Rape Is Legal, and Here Is What You Need to Know About It

Marital Rape Is Legal, and Here Is What You Need to Know About It

I will not beat around the bush with this topic nor write some creative introduction. This is because the issue at stake will not bear the kind of confusion that may occur due to wordy introductions.     I was watching a popular Egyptian talk show once, and the topic was marital rape. I remember […]

VIDEO: Ethiopian Worker Survives Fall from Seventh Floor in Kuwait

VIDEO: Ethiopian Worker Survives Fall from Seventh Floor in Kuwait

by Rana Elhawary

  Last week, we published an article discussing a video that emerged on social media featuring an Ethiopian domestic worker hanging from a window sill, and asking for the help of her female employer. We all watched in horror as this Kuwaiti female employer did nothing, but stand there and film the domestic worker, as […]

When Will the Mistreatment of Domestic Workers Stop in the Middle East?

by Rana El Hawary

  Last weekend, a video began to circulate on social media platforms, containing footage of an Ethiopian domestic worker in a Kuwaiti household hanging onto a window sill (from the seventh floor). The Ethiopian woman asked for help from her female employer, to no avail.   Aside from calling the worker “majnoona” (crazy) in the […]

Horrific Video of Hundreds of Men Trying to Harass an Egyptian Woman in Zagazig

Horrific Video of Hundreds of Men Trying to Harass an Egyptian Woman in Zagazig

This is truly horrifying, disgusting and surpasses our worst nightmares. It is 2017 and sometimes it feels that Egypt is nothing but a jungle with some wild untamed scary predators. Social media has been taken aback by a vile video showing men gathered in the streets of Zagazig waiting for a woman to come out of […]

This Powerful Video Explains What It Actually Means to Be a ‘Refugee’

This Powerful Video Explains What It Actually Means to Be a ‘Refugee’

  About 60 million people around the world have been forced to leave their homes to escape war and violence. Those people are refugees, meaning people that seek shelter outside their own country. But what does that term actually mean?   Benedetta Berti and Evelien Borgman explain what that word really means in this powerful […]

Meryl Streep Gives the Most Powerful Speech at Golden Globes 2017

Meryl Streep Gives the Most Powerful Speech at Golden Globes 2017

  The legendary Meryl Streep received the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes on Sunday night, and her speech shook the world. What started as a plea to accept and embrace the diversity of a multicultural Hollywood, ended as a direct slam to what Streep referred to as Donald Trump’s performance.   Streep described how it broke […]

You Have to See This Domestic Abuse Billboard Stopping Traffic in Cairo

You Have to See This Domestic Abuse Billboard Stopping Traffic in Cairo

  Egypt is no stranger to domestic violence and emotional abuse and it’s unfathomable that until this day we are not shedding enough light on this crisis occurring in Egyptian households. Victims of violence are afraid of speaking the truth, never stand up against the exploitation, continuously allow people to hurt them because they simply do not […]

Before and After: Historical Sites Affected by War in the Middle East

Before and After: Historical Sites Affected by War in the Middle East

The main effect of the constant violence we witness daily on the news has on us is numbness. What started with tears, heartaches and angry rants against the world, ended up with detachment from reality to tolerate the horrific state the whole Middle East has reached. A great man once said, “I object to violence […]

Sky News Cameraman Mick Deane Shot Dead in Egypt

Sky News cameraman Mick Deane, has been shot and killed in Egypt this morning. After having worked for Sky for 15 years, based in Washington and then Jerusalem, he was part of our team covering the violence in Cairo. He was shot and killed in clashes between Egyptian security services and supporters of ousted president […]

Sexual Harassment and Structural Violence in Egypt

The issues of sexual harassment and gender-based violence have their deepest roots in a problematic conception of the notions of power and control. That means, when there is an unequal distribution of power within the society, certain groups are always able to exert control over others in different ways. 
Starting from the bigger picture, the […]