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By Ignacio Artaza I was recently in Aswan to meet with the local government, partner NGOs, and people working together to fight against female genital mutilation (FGM), a widespread practice in Egypt that predates both Christianity and Islam and was criminalised by Egyptian law in 2008. What a refreshing experience! The commitment and dedication I …
“We did not only tell our stories, we also shared our friends’ stories, whether females or males,” says one participant
Women from all corners of Egypt, and the world, gathered in Alexandria to conclude the Egyptian Women Empowerment project.
The film links parts of the former Ottoman country in an attempt to shed light on the deep relationship of love between women and Turkish soap operas
“Marwa Adel is one of the most professional photographers in the world, and she has a statement to make, and it is a very important one regarding women and society,” said Professor Shems Friedlander, director of the AUC’s photographic gallery.
By Ahmed Tharwat Muslim women living in the West are attacked in the streets, supermarkets, buses, and football games, just for wearing the hijab. In France, Muslim students are denied education for wearing hijabs, last week a 15-year-old Muslim student was banned from school for wearing a long black skirt, “seen as openly religious for …
The “photographic journey”, as Friedlander chose to describe it, accommodates the international month of women, March.
In late 2013, the Thomson Reuters Foundation conducted its third annual poll on women’s rights in Arab states. 336 specialists designed the poll to assess the extent to which states adhere to key provisions of the UN Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), which most Arab League states have signed, ratified or …
“Guys place bets on whoever harasses women most,” says founder of ‘I Saw Harassment’
By Dr Cesar Chelala In Bundelkhand, one of the poorest areas of the Uttar Pradesh region in Northern India, a 48-year-old woman is breaking stereotypes, and giving woman a chance to fight for their rights, and even for their survival. This is no small feat in a country plagued by discrimination against women and by inequality. …
Sides of Arab life
Egyptian law sets marriage age for women at 16, however constitution define children as under 18
Health Ministry and UNFPA raise awareness on family planning in Sohag
“We are trying to represent women who are trying to find love in anything,” says El-Said
By Caroline Alcock, British Consul General in Alexandria International Women’s Day on 8 March is a good opportunity to reflect on the inspirational women I have met during my 18 months in Alexandria, and the important role they play in this in this wonderful city. I have been privileged throughout my time in Alexandria to …
Meem, an average girl of no particular age or political and religious views, started speaking the minds of local women.
Daily News Egypt interviewed Na’sa Ibrahim, a female Bedouin activist from South Sinai who will run individually for the seat in the Ras Sidr and Al-Tor electoral district.
By Bjørn Lomborg Violence holds a huge cost for our world. Globally, the cost runs to more than 11% of the world’s GDP. But this is not mostly about the highly visible violence that dominates TV and news. Civil wars and conflicts rumble far too long in far too many places like Syria and the …
Sentences will deter families and doctors, says women’s rights activist
By James M. Dorsey The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has dropped any pretention of standing up for universal standards for equality in sports by endorsing bans on women attending football matches in stadia. In doing so, the AFC has confirmed policies adopted by the Asian group, as well as world football body FIFA, that effectively …
Press briefing emphasises domestic, public, and state violence against women
15-year strategic plan set in place
State response, measures and women rights supported by Al-Sisi
82.3% of eye witnesses to the harassment do not interfere or help the victim, says Harassmap
Defendants were arrested for defying Saudi Arabia’s ban on women driving
At least 70 seats for women, Al-Sisi to appoint 14 women, 48 will run individually, says Mervat Al-Tallawy
Rape and sexual violence among reported ISIS crimes in Iraq
The championship will host great challenges with the participation of English player Laura Massaro and Malaysian Nicol David, the first to win the title internationally for the 8th time since her participation.
Over 660 women have found employment opportunities
A report by an observatory in Dar Al-Ifta says ISIS is “unusual” when it comes to the role of women in takfiri terrorist organisations