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Egyptians Form Human Shields To Protect Female Protesters

Written for Al-Monitor

CAIRO- As violence against women protesting in Tahrir Square grew, Egyptians were taking measures to provide safety for the female protesters. In one instance, males have formed a human shield around women, so that attackers cannot get close to them. Continue reading Egyptians Form Human Shields To Protect Female Protesters

Egyptian Women Brave Crowds to Protest Morsi

Written for Al-Monitor June

CAIRO- 24-year-old Salma walks down the streets of Heliopolis, a neighborhood in Cairo where protests against President Mohammed Morsi are taking place on June 30. Like a lot of other women in Cairo, she had been assaulted when she took part in previous protests. “Some guy grabbed me, but I kicked him really hard. He was in a lot of pain,” she told Al-Monitor. Continue reading Egyptian Women Brave Crowds to Protest Morsi