The Importance Of Women's Rights In Egypt

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On January 25, 2011, Egyptians protested against injustice and inequality and demanded their social rights such as social justice and equality. Women were active participants in the revolution and there was hope that change that follows would include advancements in women’s rights. However, this was not the case. The 2011 revolution got rid of Hosni Mubarak, but it did improve women’s rights. Sexual harassment, high rates of female genital cutting, and violence against women increased after the revolution. It has become unsafe for women to walk in the streets. With Mubarak stepping aside, chaos rose around the country. Women were even found guilty when they were being sexually assaulted as people found them dressed inappropriate. There was a clear absence of a higher power to punish these criminals. All these factor have made Egypt have made Egypt the worst country in the Arab world to be a woman, according…show more content…
It has become unsafe for any women to walk down the busiest streets of Egypt. Frustration and violence are the result of sexual desire being kept underground by a controlling society that shows little regard for women’s rights. Until this rout is addressed, women will continue to see their freedoms and rights shattered. Egyptian women need a double revolution, one against the corrupted government of Egypt, and another against the wrong misinterpretation of culture and religion that ruins women’s lives. The poor representation pf women leads to the absence of women’s issues from the priorities of the local council, and increases the poor services provided to them. Hope for better women rights lies in Egyptian women and their determination. If they stay quiet and accepting to the minimal rights they are given, nothing will change or
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