ADELE BUTLER – Women of Spirit: Forced Virginity Tests

  WOMEN of our WORLD Take Action!  Forced Virginity Tests in Africa, India and Middle East ... isn't this IMMORAL in itself, as there is zero dignity or respect in the action. Can you imagine being forced to have virginity tests and then if it turns out that you are not a virgin, you would be charged with prostitution? Seems far fetched and downright ridiculous but this is the reality for Egyptian protesters. Amnesty International has today called on the Egyptian authorities to … [Read more...]

A Way Forward in Egypt …..Brookings Doha Center

            On Tuesday, U.S. President Barack Obama edged closer to ending Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's 30-year rule by stating:  "It is my belief that an orderly transition must be meaningful, it must be peaceful and it must begin now."     This was a turnaround in the U.S. administration's position, which a week earlier had assessed that the "Egyptian government is stable." But even this new, apparently tougher, line is still not keeping up with the chaotic events on the ground, … [Read more...]

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