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Ahmed Awadalla

Contributor profile · 17 posts · joined 28 February 2012

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Egyptian Blogger and Human Rights Defender. I'm passionate about civil society and human rights. I am interested in so many things, but my main interests are health, gender and sexuality.
You can check my personal blog Rebel With A Cause.

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4 November 2013

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On Abortion and Controlling Sex in Egypt

A blogger shares her experience of supporting her friend going through abortion in Egypt, the hurdles faced, and the larger implications.

12 October 2013

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Documentary Libido Challenges Egyptians to Talk About Sex

Libido is a short documentary discussing sexuality in Egypt. Following the internet sensation, Global Voices Online's Ahmed Awadalla probes further and talks to the filmmaker Youssef Alimam.

3 July 2013

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Egypt: Fighting Sexual Terror in Tahrir Square

Millions of Egyptians held mass rallies on the first anniversary of former President Mohamed Morsi to protest his rule. As Tahrir Square, the epicentre of the Egyptian revolution in downtown...

31 March 2013

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Egyptian Hashtag Takes on Homophobia!

A recent social media call to address homophobia stirred a lively and heated discussion despite sexuality being a major taboo in Egypt.

25 December 2012

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Do Egyptians Really Want IMF Money?

Soon after the beginning of the Egyptian revolution, negotiations over a loan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to the Egyptian government began. The purpose of negotiations was to secure...

13 December 2012

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Egypt: Graffiti Over Presidential Palace Walls

It seems like the revolutionary spirit is galvanized in Egypt, thanks to President Mohammed Morsy's power grab. Photographer Jonathan Rashad, who has been actively using his camera to document major...

16 October 2012

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The Stateless People of Egypt

Stateless people are those who do not have a nationality. According to the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), there are up to 12 million stateless people in the world. Ahmed...

11 September 2012

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Egypt: Teenager Confronts Militarization of Schools

As criticism of the military institution grows in Egypt, a young man takes a brave step to confront military interference in the education system. Ahmed Awadalla speaks to Ahmed Hassan,...

1 August 2012

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Lebanon: Inflammatory TV Show Leads to Arrests of Gay Men

A recent crackdown on a Beirut cinema frequented by gay men ended up in the arrest of 36 men, who later were subjected to anal examinations to "prove" their homosexuality....

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