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Ahmed Awadalla

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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Latest posts by Ahmed Awadalla

23 May 2014

These Egyptians Say No to Mandatory Military Service

On May 15, a group of Egyptian young men and women started an online campaign against military service. Find out why.

4 November 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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....

6 July 2012

Egypt: Protest Sends Message Against Sexual Harassment

Since the revolution took place, more and more Egyptians are speaking up and demanding their rights, including women's rights. In this photo post we look at a recent protest against...

28 June 2012

Egypt: Assault on Women in Tahrir Square

Journalist Natasha Smith narrates her ordeal of suffering mass sexual assault while heading to Tahrir Square to join the celebrations in a post titled “Please God. Please make it stop,”...

27 June 2012

Arab World: People With Disabilities Raise Their Voices!

An online campaign was launched to shed light on the struggle of people with disabilities and their neglected rights. Campaign founder Abdallah AlShalaqi, an activist from Saudi Arabia said it...

19 April 2012

Egypt: “Blog About Nubia” Day

In an attempt to highlight the situation of the Nubian community in Egypt and to challenge stereotypes about them, a day of blogging and tweeting about their cause took place...

17 April 2012

Egypt: Campaign Against Compulsory Military Service Gains Momentum

A discussion against conscription or compulsory military service is emerging in Egypt. Ahmed Awadalla gives us an overview of the debate in this post.

21 March 2012

Egypt: Women's Right to Divorce Debated in Parliament

The performance of the new Egyptian Parliament continues to stir debate on social media sites. The new parliament was seen as a move towards to democracy. However, the parliament continues...

11 March 2012

Egypt: Mixed Reactions to Porn Ban Proposal

Only one month after the first session of the newly elected parliament in Egypt, much debate and controversy arose. The Egyptian blogosphere and twitterverse have been watching the new parliament...


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