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World honours activism against gender-based violence

For that, the annual international campaign “16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence” kicks off annually on 25 November in Egypt and the whole world, marking the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, dubbed Orange Day, and runs until 10 December, the Human Rights Day.

Nihal Samir

Fighting against repression: The labour movement

The downfall of Hosni Mubarak’s was realised in part thanks to Egypt’s labour movement. Despite this pivotal role, under the new regime, the status of workers has not changed much due because of political and economic forces. The new regime seems to be following Mubarak’s footsteps in handling the workers’ activism through security repression and unfair laws. The labour movement is being challenged daily; however workers are refusing to give up.

Sarah El Masry

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