To begin with, his name was not "Mike", but Mohammed: he had changed his name in England when he noticed that if he was in a bar, and a mate called out, "Hey Mohammed! You know, I think it's going to be coffee," Mike says earnestly, the sun setting in the desert hills behind him, with the Valley of the Kings just beyond. You know, it's the system in England, asking for coffee, because it's considered vulgar to ask for sex.
Sexual harassment is part of everyday life in Egypt and gang rapes continue to shock the country. Where does this excessive violence come from? When was she first sexually harassed?
Skip to content. All of them have undergone female genital mutilation FGMa procedure that usually causes the victim to take little if any pleasure in sexual intercourse. The group organizes performances in areas where the practice is common.
Nahla Abdel Tawab. In most cases, early marriage is linked to illiteracy, research showing that more than half of girls who got married before the age of 18 never went to school. Lack of sexual education is another huge concern. At Assiut University, Dr.
Virginity is a sacred aspect when it comes to marriage in Egypt - or is it? Mariam Raymone interviews men with different backgrounds to understand what they think of women who lose their virginity before marriage. Of the unfortunate undeniable truths of Egyptian society and our general commonwealth is gender inequality.
As a Middle Eastern, predominately Muslim nation, Egypt is not the biggest partying and drinking destination in the world. There are a variety of clubs, discos, casinos and bars, but it's not a huge part of the culture. That being said, Egypt is full of life and there are many other things to do for nightly entertainment while you are in Egypt.
Howeida was 15 years old at the time. A man stood in the doorway. He spoke briefly to her father and her step-mother.
Having been vaguely defined in Egyptian laws and largely condoned by the society and justice system, sexual harassment increased over the years in both occurrences and intensity of violence. As a result, legal initiatives and grassroots movements arose attempting to criminalise sexual harassment and end social acceptability of the issue. With the fall of Mubarak, the human rights movements optimistically continued the request for an anti-sexual harassment law, and with the continuing political turmoil, the battle was more arduous than expected.
Cairo established itself as a city often unsafe for women in with a series of high-profile sexual assaults in Tahrir Square. Since then, the situation has only grown worse, according to a poll conducted by the Thomson Reuters Foundation. Women in Cairo are subjected to harassment on a daily basis, experts said.
There's a point at which parents get so desperate they sell whatever they can to make ends meet, including their daughters. I was in Cairo, Egypt, last week, and this topic came up as I was talking to some Egyptians at my hotel. An acquaintance named Ahmed was looking at his Facebook account on a small netbook computer on the check-in desk, when he said, "She's in Africa.