ICAN and partners at the 59th Commission on the Status of Women

What would the UN Peace Operations Panel recommend if it were led by women, civil society organizations and local actors living in conflict? Beijing +20 Action Plan, Section E. Women and Armed Conflict, Parallel Workshop Monday, March 9 10:30am-12pm Guild Hall at the...

Profile: New Woman Foundation, Egypt

In Egypt, many of the organizations that address women’s issues, particularly preventing violence against women, were created in 2011 following the Egyptian revolution. Few groups have been working on these issues as long as the New Woman Foundation (NWF). Founded in...

Our hopes & fears going to London’s Global Summit

ICAN and ICAN partners from Pakistan, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Palestine and Egypt are attending the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence In Conflict this week in London. You can stay up-to-date on the activities by following us @whatthewomensay or by emailing...

Combating Violence Against Women in Egypt

By France Bognon
A recent study showed that 99.3% of Egyptian women are sexually harassed at some point in their life. In 2011, three friends living in Cairo, had had enough, and they formed Bassma in an attempt to challenge the status quo.

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