Alexandra Sandels

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Early start on human rights awareness

NGO aims to enhance human rights education in Cairo elementary schools through children’s stories Domestic and international organizations recently launched training programs aimed at educating youth on human rights issues and international law. “The children are our future and thus our hope. We need to educate them and teach them the universal principles of human …

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Abdel Latif still faces persecution after acquittal, says human rights group

Human rights delegation visits El-Minya governorate officials to inquire about Beni Mazar case CAIRO: Delegates from nine local human rights organizations paid a surprise visit to the security director of El-Minya governorate, General Mohamed Nour El-Din, last week to investigate complaints concerning alleged police maltreatment and harassment of the family of a man formerly accused …

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Sangria provides an extravagant night on the town

Great food and tasty shisha, good music and hot people watching, but stop at the bank first CAIRO: When visiting Sangria, make sure to have a well-filled wallet or generous friend, a big appetite, and a craving for shisha and good tunes. Located in the heart of Cairo with a magnificent Nile view, Sangria is …

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Students unite for Lebanon at film screening

CAIRO: Students poured into the screening of Lebanese film “West Beirut at the American University (AUC) in Cairo on Wednesday night. Organized by the student body “33 Days for Lebanon. The screening served as a part of the university’s month long Unity Campaign to aid Lebanon and show solidarity with the Lebanese people. Directed by …

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Human rights organizations to launch joint long-term training program for young human rights activists in the Arab World

CAIRO: In an attempt to foster a regional network of young human rights advocates and increase awareness of human rights issues, the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS), Human Rights Education Associates (HREA) and the Arab Institute for Human Rights (AIHR) are launching a joint training program for human rights advocates in December 2006. …

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Leading human rights organization voices strong criticism toward government

CAIRO: The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) announced the release of its 16th Annual Report on human rights abuses in Egypt and of Egyptians abroad in a press conference on Thursday. Founded in 1985, the Cairo-based organization has a national membership of 2,300 and 17 provincial branches located throughout Egypt. Since 2006, EOHR has …

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British Council brings smart political satire to Cairo Opera House

CAIRO: Performed over 150 times in 25 countries across the globe and winning several awards, The Summit performed by Ralf Ralf is a smart theatrical piece of political satire that portrays the current divided political landscape and international community in an accurate and amusing way. The piece acts out a summit meeting between two politicians …

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UN report reveals steady poverty rates in world's most vulnerable countries despite 10-year action plan

CAIRO: Poverty rates remain steady or are simply falling slightly in the world’s most vulnerable economies, UN Secretary General Kofi Annan argues in two United Nations releases prepared for the General Assembly High-Level Meeting on the Least Developed Countries (LDCs). While the LDC’s as a group are experiencing high growth rates of six percent or …

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Ten Arab states agree to establish regional water utilities network

CAIRO: Representatives from 10 Arab countries agreed on Wednesday on a common agenda for the future establishment of an Arab Water Utilities Network (AWUN). The project is developed jointly between The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UNESCWA) and the German Technical Cooperation (GTZ). The decision concluded a three-day consultative meeting at …

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