WHERE? are the Bonobos! Fw: Stop mob assaults (lethal raiding) on Egyptian women

From: Norma Jeane Y.
Sent on: Tuesday, July 16, 2013 10:16 PM
More testosterone gone amuk!  Root Cause?  Sexist religions.  How can I respect a religion if it doesn't respect its women?!  I CAN'T!!

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From: Cristina at Amnesty International <[address removed]>
To: Norma Young <[address removed]>
Sent: Tuesday, July 16,[masked]:50 PM
Subject: Stop mob assaults on Egyptian women
Stop mob assaults on Egyptian women

Stop mob assaults on Egyptian women

Egyptian women attend a protest on June 26, 2013 in Cairo. © GIANLUIGI GUERCIA/AFP/Getty Images
Amnesty researchers in Egypt have spoken with survivors of the escalating sexual assaults against women protestors. Help us pressure political leaders to condemn the violence now.

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Dear Norma,

What if protesting put you at risk of sexual violence?

Mobs of men are sexually assaulting women and girls protesting in the vicinity of Egypt's iconic Tahrir Square. Law enforcement and other leaders are standing idle; some are blaming the women themselves and denouncing the protests.

Nearly 200 brutal attacks were reported in just four days. Will you help us pressure Egypt's leaders to condemn the violence now?

Please make an urgent donation to Amnesty so we can continue to document human rights abuses like these in Egypt and around the world.

This is not a new phenomenon. Attacks on women protesters have been reported during past protests in Egypt. However it is clear they have greatly increased in the latest unrest.

Amnesty has sent researchers to Egypt to document the abuses and provide videos and other materials that we can use to:
  • Show the media what is happening to women and girl protestors in Egypt.
  • Support activists calling on leaders in Egypt - including prominent women in public life - to condemn the violence and press for action.
  • Help call global attention to the crisis and demand an end to violence against women in Egypt.
The time is now. Your donation will provide help and hope to peaceful protestors who face violence for speaking out against government oppression in Egypt and around the world.


Cristina Finch
Managing Director, Women's Human Rights Program
Amnesty International USA

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