Five years ago protests erupted in Egypt that marked the beginning of the end for President Hosni Mubarak. But today Egypt's pro-democracy movement has lost momentum and many activists are wondering if the Arab Spring was a failure.
The Egyptian capital Cairo is the world's most dangerous megacity for women, with high rates of harassment and a lack of opportunities. In the Thomson Reuters Foundation poll, London ranked best metropolis for women.
Egyptian men need to regain their civilized views of women and cast off the Wahhabi thinking that prevents equality in the country, writes Egyptian author and veteran liberal activist Alaa al-Aswany.
Al-Azhar has opened booths in Cairo metro stations to offer guidance and counter extremism. Egyptians have welcomed the presence of the renowned Sunni Islam institution, though some are uncomfortable, reports Mat Nashed.
Four years since the arrest of two German political foundation employees, efforts to resume work on democracy in Egypt are failing. NGOs and foundations are facing increasing repression from autocratic states worldwide.
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