Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Friday, May 11, 2007

Female activist’s book withdrawn from publication in Egypt

Nawal Al Saadawi’s book was recently withdrawn from publication by the Egyptian government for “offending religious sensibilities,” according to the Assyrian International News Agency. Even though 31 female judges were appointed by Egypt’s Supreme Judicial Council last month, the withdrawal is proof that women’s rights continue to be violated Egypt.

Islamic Fundamentalism is also growing in the region, as evidenced by the fact that 98 percent of Egyptian girls are subjected to female genital mutilation, a practice that The Muslim Brotherhood openly supports.

While human rights violations are widespread in Egypt, women are victims of gender-specific abuses. Moreover, most are relegated to second-class citizenship and subordinated to a male counterpart throughout their lives.

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