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A bride for the summer – Sex tourism in Egypt

Hundreds of under-age Egyptian girls enter temporary marriages with rich tourists from the Persian Gulf during the summer in return for money for their families. These unions – dubbed summer marriages – are not legally binding and end when the foreigners return to their own countries.

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08.11.2018 | 12:25

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Pole dancing empowers women in Egypt

Pole dancing is often stigmatized in mainstream Egyptian society. But the acrobatic exercise is increasingly in demand among women in a country not famous for championing women’s rights.

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04.04.2018 | 13:36

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Women around the world: Egypt

In collaboration with EyeEm, DW invited photographers to share images that offer an insight into the lives of women around the world. This one was taken in Egypt by Ahmed Mohamed.

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24.04.2017 | 13:49

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Women in the news

(Copyright: Reuters/S. Modola)

(Copyright: Reuters/S. Modola)

Why is fighting FGM so hard? What has to change before women and girls are not threatened anymore by this crime? Read more here and other news about women that made it to the headlines.

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07.11.2015 | 11:54

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Women in the News

A women from Syria with her baby as they have just arrived in Münich. @ picture-alliance/dpa/S. Hoppe

A women from Syria with her baby as they have just arrived in Münich. @ picture-alliance/dpa/S. Hoppe

Refugee crisis is still a big topic in Europe. As governments obviously not able to find a way to solve this problem, normal people have been working as volunteers to help refugees with food, clothing, toys for children and one woman even saved a refugee’s by taking him to her boat in the Aegean Sea. Read more about her and other news about women here.

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18.09.2015 | 19:24

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Women in the News

© Reham Mokbel

© Reham Mokbel

A report by International Federation for Human Rights suggests men, women and children are being abused after the Egyptian military takeover in July 2013. Read more news about women here.

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22.05.2015 | 14:47

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A protestor at Tahrir square, January 2013

Women in Egypt are clamoring for more rights. Pakistan prepares to advertize for more contraception to decrease birth rates. Read more for the women’s news that made it to the headlines.

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17.06.2014 | 9:36

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