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Pro-Morsi coalition dubs Friday demonstrations “at your service, mother of the martyr”
An analysis of the first two sections in the draft constitution concerning economic and social rights
Human rights organisations condemn the 11-year verdict served to female Morsi supporters
Press conference held to highlight women rights groups’ efforts to fight violence against women
By James M. Dorsey A vast majority of Saudis favour women having the right to fully engage in sports in a country that has no official facilities for female athletes or physical education programmes for girls in schools, according to a Saudi sociology researcher, who has put forward a series of recommendations at a time …
By Dr Cesar Chelala For the past few decades girls have become unwilling warriors or sex partners for soldiers throughout the world. It is estimated that, between 1990 and 2003, girls as young as 13 served in military and paramilitary groups in 55 countries and participated in armed conflict in 38 of those countries. At …
Women demand that their rights be guaranteed in constitutional articles
The first annual forum on women’s health aims to encourage women to get regular checkups
Near a hundred gather in downtown to demand guaranteed gender equality in the constitution
The group has dubbed this Friday’s protest, “Egyptian women are a red line.”
GACIC and ILO will train women over a year before they are offered a one-year job contract by employers
Airport security had escorted the woman to the nearby four-star Baron hotel after she landed.
One of the videos uploaded to YouTube shows a woman cloaked in black and wearing dark sunglasses driving a car in an area of the Saudi capital, apparently without being stopped.
Activists have called on social networks for Saudi women to go behind the wheel on Saturday, in a campaign in the world’s only country that bans women from driving
Join the Twitter discussion on Saturday looking at the obstacles that face female breadwinners in Egypt
By Dr Cesar Chelala Inequality and unequal access to education holds millions of girls and women back across the world. While the “gender gap” in education has narrowed over the past decade, girls are still at a disadvantage, particularly in getting access to high school education. And women still constitute two-thirds of the world’s illiterate …
By Nesreen Salem On behalf of the Egyptian Women’s Union, I flew to Sweden to give a speech about Egyptian women’s plight in Egypt after the “spring”. I was a keynote speaker on a panel in the very heart of Swedish parliament. My audience included representatives from every political party in Sweden as well as …
The defence had asked for a doctor to conduct a psychiatric examination of the woman.
Nesreen Salem’s speech for the Swedish Parliament on the state of Egyptian women
This is what I have dubbed Egypt years ago, to the chagrin of some of my guy friends and agreement of others. Egypt-mostly- is not a very healthy society with regards to interaction between women and men. A clear example is simply walking down the street; cat-calls, sexual insinuation and at times groping are the …
Child marriage and seats in parliament among topics discussed
“Many women are enthusiastic about learning to drive, or to teach other” women how to drive, she said, as many Saudi women have obtained abroad the driving licences they are denied in their homeland.
There will be no progress, as long as we keep repeating the same mistakes, as long as hypocrisy and lies are the name of the game, as long as no real change happens. There will be no progress in the Tourism industry, as long as our government continues to believe that it is a “marketing” …
By Dr Cesar Chelala The conviction of four men in India, accused of gang rape and the murder of a young Indian woman was widely celebrated throughout the country. Although the conviction is seen as a just and necessary punishment of the young rapists, many women are sceptical that it will lead to a new era in …
Experts say much depends on how women are to be addressed in constitution, currently being amended
Amira Osman Hamed faces a possible whipping if convicted at a trial which could come on September 19.
What the post-revolutionary Islamist and conservative onslaught against Egyptian women distorts is the growing strength of Egypt’s feminist counter-culture and grassroots female emancipation. Surveying Egypt’s political landscape, you might be excused for thinking that women are a minority. Only five members of the Committee of 50 tasked with revising the constitution are women. Unsurprisingly, this …
Prominent columnist and journalist Farida El Shoubashy said that the number of seats allocated for female members is not sufficient, but the five members chosen are “heavy-weight.”
Islamists decry lack of sufficient representation in amending constitution
Marte Dalelv, 24, said she remained hopeful that she would succeed in an appeal against the ruling by a Dubai court that convicted her this week of extramarital sex, perjury and consuming alcohol without a licence.