"Revolution never shined for women in the first place"
Nevin Öztop from Kaos GL, Turkey sat down for an interview with Egyptian feminist Kholoud Bidak, an activist working for the Nazra for Feminist Studies in Cairo, Egypt. >>>
Today marks the International Day for The Elimination of Violence Against Women. We started planning several activities based on this year's theme, however, due to the current circumstance and the violations committed against protestors, the organizations signing this statement decided not to take part in the campaign, and to join the protests against police and military forces brutality, and the abuses by the ruling authorities. We ask for your support to the second wave of the Egyptian revolution, to move into a peaceful stage. >>>
29/08/2011 | Charge de Communication Pan Africa ILGA
Egypt’s gays emerged buoyed from the uprising that toppled President Hosni Mubarak in February. Increasingly visible and willing to speak up, they show how upheavals across the Arab world could prove to be social and cultural revolutions, albeit with uncertain outcomes. >>>
In the aftermath of the anti-Mubarak revolution in Egypt, and while many activists and scholars argue in favor of amending articles of the current constitution, one of the most conservative Islamic groups in Egypt is worried that changing certain articles of the constitution may be used to legalize homosexuality in the country. >>>
. . . I’m making this video to give you one simply message: We want to go down to Tahrir Square on January 25. If we still have honor and want to live with dignity on this land, we have to go down on January 25. We’ll go down and demand our rights, our fundamental human rights... These are the words of Asmaa Mahfouz, a 26 year old woman whose Jan. 18 blog is said to have helped mobilize the million that turned up in Cairo and the thousands in other cities on Jan 25. >>>