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Gaslighting, Harassment & Misogyny: The Life of a Teenage Girl in Egypt

by Basmala Elbeblawy I was 16-years-old the first time I was sexually harassed. Honestly, at the time, I had no clue what sexual harassment actually looked like. Since Egypt’s 2011 uprising, I started hearing more about sexual harassment in Egyptian media simply because more women started to speak up. Before that, I […]

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End Rape Culture: Legal Frameworks in Africa & MENA Must Empower Women and Support Survivors

Rape is an unlawful sexual act that includes the demonstration of any sexual activity without the consent of a person. Commonly, rape is believed to be carried out by force or threat. However, it must be noted that rape does not necessarily have to include coercion. This was recently highlighted by Dubravka Šimonović, […]