Egyptian women’s anti-discrimination protest

This video says about itself:

The fourth annual PEN World Voices Arthur Miller Freedom to Write Lecture was presented by Egyptian novelist, psychiatrist, and activist Nawal El Saadawi.

From Al Jazeera:

Cairo protest over anti-women vote

Activists say the decision to bar women from the Council of State is discriminatory

Dozens of Egyptian women and human rights activists have staged a protest in Cairo against a recent decision that bars women from holding judicial positions.

Thursday’s protest came after the Council of State’s association voted on Monday by an overwhelming majority against the appointment of women as judges in the council, an influential court which advises Egypt’s government.

Up to 80 women showed up at the protest with most of the activists holding up posters that read in Arabic: “This is a black day for Egypt’s history.”

Britain: Unison women’s conference 2010: Delegates lined up on the final day of the conference to share their own heart-rending experiences of domestic violence: here.

2 thoughts on “Egyptian women’s anti-discrimination protest

  1. Cairo synagogue hit by bomb blast

    Egypt: A man has hurled a suitcase containing a makeshift bomb at Cairo’s main synagogue, but there were no injuries or damage.

    The man entered a hotel located on the fourth floor of a building across from the synagogue and threw his suitcase out of a window.

    The case contained four containers of petrol each attached to a glass bottle of sulphuric acid meant to shatter on impact and ignite the bomb.


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