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Egyptian Theater Troupe Brings Domestic Violence to Light on the Stage

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In a country where abuse behind closed doors is still considered a family affair.

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JL A (281)
Monday April 29, 2013, 8:08 pm
Quote from copywritten article:
"According to a 2009 study by the Nadeem Center for Rehabilitation of Victims of Violence, 79 percent of Egyptian women said they had personally experienced domestic violence. A national study conducted in 2005 showed one out of every three married (or previously married) women has been beaten at least once by her husband. Among those beaten, fewer than half ever sought help."

. (0)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 9:50 am
What a sad state of affairs. Good for the ladies for their courage and tenacity in exposing this.

Sandra ;atterson (59)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 10:12 am
noted,how sad

JL A (281)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 10:13 am
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Kit B (276)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 10:22 am

This is both a heartbreaking and uplifting story. The only way to deal with domestic violence is to pull it kicking and screaming out of the hidden closet and out into the glare of daylight. This is a great way to open up the dialogue about domestic violence.

JL A (281)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 10:24 am
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Stan B (123)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 1:32 pm
Sadly, abuse of women is endemic in Muslim societies. The so called Arab Spring has possibly made the problem even worse.

Birgit W (160)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 2:50 pm
Good! It is about time!

JL A (281)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 5:35 pm
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Theodore Shayne (56)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 5:53 pm
The more it is held up to public scrutiny the more it will affect change.

Jeremy S (3)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 6:12 pm
As someone whose family ran a nonprofit theatre company for nearly two decades, I know the power of the arts to bring about change. Hopefully the troupe will succeed in eventually helping to free women from the abuses of power-hungry and uncaring men.

JL A (281)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 6:34 pm
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Joy Catalan (95)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 7:41 pm
it's liberating when someone or a group have really the courage and strength to bring out into the open an imprisonment issue on domestic violence...for centuries, women didn't have the voice to stand their ground despite the cruelty, the violence (on all aspects such as:physical, psychological, financial, emotional, etc) that they are subjected into brought about by a philandering husband(boyfriend), alcoholic husband(boyfriend), violent husband(boyfriend), egotist husband(boyfriend), etc...some women just even die in silence without the benefit of justice and still go through ridicule without knowing her (victim) story...having counseled victims and hearing their stories was/is like tearing my heart.i not only empathize with their stories, i feel for them and have this passion brewing in me to do whatever i can to help bring these victims out of their bondage because i am a victim myself...i am glad that all these years, with God's guiding hands and loving care, i survived to help fellow victims get up and be back on the social realm.

Ro H (0)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 3:39 am

Emma S (239)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 6:54 am
Thanks, JL. I work in theatre so am biased, but I really believe it has huge power to change lives.

JL A (281)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 8:33 am
You are welcome Ro and Emma.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 9:17 am
This is the kind of thing that theatre is for. Or should be.

Frances Darcy (133)
Friday May 3, 2013, 2:12 pm
Bringing to the public should help.Attitudes must change
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