Egyptian Women Protest Minister Of Justice’s Decree On “Summer Marriages” Phenomenon

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Wednesday, December 23, 2015 1:33 PM

Women protest violence against women in front of the Journalists’ Syndicate.

CAIRO Dec. 23, (Aswat Masriya) A group of 15 young women stood on the steps of the Journalists’ Syndicate on Tuesday night with black make-up around their eyes, to symbolize bruises, and signs that read, “No to violence against women.”

Aya Hosny, one of the organisers of the small protest told Aswat Masriya that the point was to oppose a new law issued by the minister of justice that “legalizes touristic marriages,” and to oppose all the types of violence that women are exposed to in shapes and forms.

Earlier this month, the minister of justice issued decree No. 9200 for the year 2015, requiring that foreign men pay 50,000 Egyptian pounds in investment certificates at the National Bank of Egypt if they wish to marry women 25 or more years…

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