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Egypt: Token reforms fail to end scourge of pervasive violence against women

Headline Title:  Egypt: Token reforms fail to end scourge of pervasive violence against women 21 January 2015 Women and girls in Egypt face violence on a disturbing scale both at home and in public, including sexual mob attacks as well as torture in state custody, according to a new briefing by Amnesty International. ‘Circles of hell’: Domestic, public and state violence against women in Egypt documents how despite some recent piecemeal reforms, shortfalls in Egyptian laws and entrenched impunity continue to foster a culture of routine sexual and gender-based violence in the…

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