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Egyptian women’s groups unite behind domestic violence bill

Women’s organizations have prepared a bill to fight violence against women, but the measure is likely to face religious and social pushback in Egypt's conservative society.
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CAIRO — Women’s organizations in Egypt are fighting violence against women in the framework of the UN campaign “16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence.” The events kicked off on Nov. 25, coinciding with the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and ended Dec. 10, International Human Rights Day.

The organizations include the New Woman Foundation, Nazra for Feminist Studies, the Center for Egyptian Women’s Legal Assistance, the Cairo Center for Development, the Women and Memory Forum, Al Nadeem Center for Rehabilitation of Victims of Violence, the Tadwein Gender Research Center and the Egyptian Female Lawyers’ Initiative.

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