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Henry Jackson Society Research Fellow Emily Dyer addressed leading women’s rights advocates at the ‘Mediterranean Women in Leadership Conference’, held in the Parliament of Bosnia and Herzegovina on 10 November 2013.
The presentation largely focused on sexual violence against women in Egypt, drawing upon findings from her forthcoming report, Marginalising Egyptian Women, which provides an examination of the state’s role in denying public space to women.
Dyer spoke of how the Egyptian state plays both a direct and indirect role in controlling women’s bodies through sexual harassment, rape, and female genital mutilation (FGM).