ctrp437 Unspoken Egypt: Violence at Home

The issue of domestic abuse is a huge yet unspoken problem in Egypt.  Despite all the stories of the great social liberation that is taking place on the street when it comes to self-expression and liberty, at home women are still beaten by their husbands. Between the social acceptance and the legal indifference of this terrible tradition,  it would seem to be an extremely difficult reality to overcome.

Jenny Montasir is an Egyptian-American who came to Egypt to learn more about her family and her heritage, in the process she also began working on raising awareness and documenting things happening in Egyptian today, including domestic abuse.

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4 thoughts on “ctrp437 Unspoken Egypt: Violence at Home

  • November 29, 2012 at 6:32 pm
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    Do you know the film ‘Cairo 678’?
    I have not been able to see it yet, but it is a film by Mohamed Diab dealing with this topic (at least sexual harassment in public, I don’t know if it mentions domestic violence).

  • November 30, 2012 at 7:22 am
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  • December 1, 2012 at 3:13 pm
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    I have not listened but I am reading- coincidentally about this issue-an article in a recent New Yorker Magazine by Wendell Steavenson ( Nov 12th) “Letter from Cairo/Two Revolutions:what has Egypt’s transition meant for it’s women?” I still get shocked. It starts about a woman who was severely punished for protesting on Tahrir Square.

    Thanks for the previous welcome note–

  • December 1, 2012 at 10:44 pm
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    while there are remnants of the old regime and the new shows this is already giving authoritarianism hope there will be no shade or renewal policy in the Arab spring

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