Skip to comments.Egypt 'worst Arab country to be a woman', study says
Posted on 11/12/2013 8:36:04 AM PST by george76
The situation for women has worsened in Egypt since the 2011 revolution, while Iraqi women now suffer greater violence and discrimination than under Saddam Hussein.
Egypt is the worst country in the Arab world to be a woman, according to a poll of gender experts which found high levels of sexual harassment and female genital mutilation as well as an increase in violence and Islamist sentiment following the 2011 revolution.
Hopes that the Arab Spring would improve the lot of women in Egypt have not only been confounded, their situation has in fact worsened
Syria has in the past been known for its relatively liberal attitudes towards women, particularly in major cities such as Damascus, but the surge in Islamist groups there and the introduction of Sharia law in some regions now controlled by hardline militants have rolled back progress in the field of gender equality.
The civil conflict had also seen government forces rape and torture women, according to rights groups, while displaced women in refugee camps were left vulnerable to trafficking, forced and child marriage and sexual violence.
"The Syrian woman is a weapon of war, subjected to abductions and rape by the regime and other groups," a Syrian women's rights campaigner said.
high rates of forced marriage and trafficking.
"There are whole villages on the outskirts of Cairo and elsewhere where the bulk of economic activity is based on trafficking in women and forced marriages," said Zahra Radwan, Middle East and North Africa programme officer for the Global Fund for Women, a US-based rights group.
Female genital mutilation is endemic in Egypt, where 91 percent of women and girls - 27.2 million in all - are subjected to cutting, according to UNICEF.
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Saudi Arabia wins hands down
Whoever it is, it will all be fixed when we give them more foreign aid.
that's like saying horse dung smells worse than cow dung
ANY muzzie society is harmful to women! After all, the Koran states that women are essentially subhuman.
Maybe the people who are always crowing about an “Arab spring” will realize that it is an impossible dream.
We will gladly trade them ALL of our hack, leftist, feminist women’s (trannies and lesbos included) for their freedom loving women. Such a deal....
Bukhari :: Book 1 :: Volume 2 :: Hadith 28
Narrated Ibn ‘Abbas:
The Prophet said: “I was shown the Hell-fire and that the majority of its dwellers were women who were ungrateful.” It was asked, “Do they disbelieve in Allah?” (or are they ungrateful to Allah?) He replied, “They are ungrateful to their husbands and are ungrateful for the favors and the good (charitable deeds) done to them. If you have always been good (benevolent) to one of them and then she sees something in you (not of her liking), she will say, ‘I have never received any good from you.”
“...according to a poll...”
Women in Yemen were not available for polling.
Wonder what Hillary! and Huma think about all this.
Yeah but what is worse than all that is the Republican War On Women!
I beg to differ, obama’s hometown newspaper discusses where one person believes that Gender Apartheid places men as the underdog.
Interesting quote from the article: “Affirmative actions are usually taken to defend the rights of the minority and the weak, going by the past census, women are a majority and they therefore do not deserve this consideration,”
If we gotta have a Kenyan in the White House, they should have sent this guy.
Meanwhile muslimahs are huddling in a Paltalk chat room entitled “Muslim Women Are Respected And Not Oppressed”
Iraqi women have it worse than they did under Hussein? Really?
Mass killings and mass graves are back.
Husbands are being killed by the Iraqi leadership’s kin, so they can have at their wives.
Women are being abducted and held as sex slaves by the Iraqi leadership?
Girls are now prevented from going to school again?
The women in the Iraqi government have been expelled?
Hmmm... who knew?
Reading translations just re-enforces that Mohamhead was an illiterate moron.
Hillary(!) and Huma are too busy playing house and figuring out which is one is the “dominant” and which one is the “submissive” in their relationship. Huma’s husband, Anthony Weiner, is too busy photographing his package and e-mailing it to female (and male) admirers to care who's doing what to whom. [And no, before someone asks, I don't know if any of them are trolling the Daily Kos or DU websites for partners.]
What is the best country for a woman?
Not just women. Egypt is becoming the worst place to be an Egyptian.
No way. They have so much money there everything is behind closed doors. They pretty much kill hardliners and terrorist types
Where there is gangs and war it is back to the 7th century
Syria. Lebanon. Iraq. Anywhere in n Africa. Pakistan. Afghan.
I’ve met folks who lived and worked in Saudi. They say all kinds of stuff goes on its just not in public
And there ain’t bearded assholes with m16s running around min passing torturing raping pillaging etc
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