Walk Free ! Stop Sexual Harassment in Egypt & Apology to Lara Logan

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Sara El-Gammal Sharp
11 years ago
Sickened by attack on Lara Logan on a day of such jublilation, but her plight adds more fuel to the need to throttle this endemic male past-time. More than petitions, we need laws to protect us and "clean" police who will eke out just investigations after we chase and capture our gropers/harassers. In the meantime, slug them, shame them and don't be embarassed to speak up. Things have changed. We have changed. Say no to fear. The fear of doing is often much worse than the actual doing.

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Green Consciousness
11 years ago
"After The Egyptian Revolution: Where Are The Women?"
The lack of women on a committee charged with amending Egypt's constitution for elections post-Mubarak casts doubt over whether the country can develop into a true democracy, a group of activists said on Wednesday.

The group of over 60 non-governmental organisation and activists said the committee, which is presided over by a respected retired judge known for his independence, had begun work on Wednesday by "marginalising female legal experts."

The committee includes one senior Muslim Brotherhood legal expert in an unprecedented move to include the Islamist opposition group, but the panel did not give details on how it selected its members.

"Signatures to this statement have received with great concern the list of committee members as there is no participation from female experts, which is unacceptable marginalisation of half of society," the statement said.

"We also question the standards used to select the members of the committee," the group said, although adding they supported the military's efforts in moving to a democracy.

The role of women in Egyptian politics has been limited, with few occupying ministerial and parliamentary seats. Their role in the judiciary has been the subject of wide debate in recent years.

Last year, a top court ruled that women should be allowed to serve on the State Council, a court that tries cases involving the government and which had resisted including female judges.

Mubarak appointed Tahany el-Gibali, Egypt's first woman judge, to the Constitutional Court in 2003. Conservative judges campaigned to stop what they regarded as an exception from becoming a trend.
So the Muslim Brotherhood is included, even if as a token member, but women are not.

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J. Ruiz
11 years ago
Dear Lara,
I am very sorry for what happened to you and all women who are treated like trash.
I hope one day you will learn to live with this terrible experience. I will pray for you.
I hope you have great family and friends to help you.
Kind regards,
Jovanka

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Mohamed Safi
11 years ago
1,000th signer — mostafa said from giza, Egypt

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john c Headington
11 years ago
It's unfathomable the things one human being can do to another, what goes through the minds of such people who commit such barbaric offenses perplexes my brain!! The only thing that gives us hope is that one day those people will be held accountable, and have to pay the price for the choices they made to take from someone something they will never be able to give back.... 'agency' or the freedom to choose is one of life's greatest gifts!!

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Marlen Gindi
11 years ago
Lara,
I truly regret what has happened to you in Egypt. Words can't express my deepest sorrow when I heard what you experienced. There is no excuse for what happened to you. There is nothing that can undo your experience. Do know that we will never forget. You are in my prayers & thoughts. One day, this country will have civilized men that treat women with the utmost respect. My heart goes out to you.
Love,
Marlen
A very sorry Egyptian woman

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Nadine Hafez
11 years ago
It really is disheartening to hear about what happened to Lara Logan. I hope she recovers from this horrible incident as soon as possible. And I genuinely hope that sexual harassment will be abolished both in Egypt and the world.

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Mona kholeif
11 years ago
I am so sorry. I pray for your speedy recovery.

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Robin Fior
11 years ago
Awful. unspeakable, disgusting, but I am delighted to sign the petition: Let us hope that women's right to respect, in all its facets is written into the new Constitution, and with the wholehearted support of the Muslim Brotherhood.
Congratulations for Mohamed Safi and friends.

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Pete Nigro
11 years ago
I think it comes down to people who treat women/children in these manners are nothing but criminals.