12 يناير,2015
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Guardian: Activist Ghadīr Ahmad has launched the ‘female revolution’ in order to emancipate women

 British newspaper the Guardian has cited Ghadīr Ahmad as one of the most important female activists involved in the Arab revolution in the continent of Africa. In 2012, on the first anniversary of the January 25 revolution, she sparked the socio-political revolution of Egyptian women with the hash tag #femalerevolution on the social networking site Twitter.  Ahmad stresses that Egyptian women still suffer from unequal pay and also from political repression and sexual violence, both in the private and public spheres.

 (13th April 2015, al-Balad, Hanīn Al-Sharīf)

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Al-Azhar: Calls to remove the veil is an assault on Muslim women

 Al-Azhar declared its rejection of calls to remove the veil, which some journalists are encouraging, considering this to be an assault upon the dignity of Muslim women. It also declared that it is not permissible for men to ask women to stop praying, fasting or going on pilgrimage, as this is what they themselves have chosen to do. It added that the veiling of Muslim women is among the issues that scientists of the Islamic world have hypothesised over.

 (13th April 2015, Masr al-ʿArabiyya, Fādī al-Sāwī)

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Egyptian women involved in the planning of the National Population Council’s strategy

 The National Women’s Council participated in the meeting held yesterday by the National Population Council in preparing its strategy for 2015-2020. The strategy includes a number of different axes, the most important of which focuses on women and children.

 (13th April 2015, Al-Wafd, Rasha Fathī)

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Moroccan businesswoman: A cultural centre is needed to change society’s perception of Moroccan women

 Moroccan businesswoman Fātima Zahrāʾ has expressed her dissatisfaction with the widespread view among Egyptians that Moroccan woman come to Egypt only for leisure rather than for work, marriage or study. She considers that Egyptians do not take Moroccan women seriously and believe them to be concerned with their bodies and appearance when in fact many are educated businesswomen. To solve this problem of misperception, Zahrāʿ believes that it is necessary to create a Moroccan cultural centre in Egypt, whose principal aim is cultural intercommunication.

 (13th April 2015, El-Watan News, Rihām ʿAbd al- Hāfiz)

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Tunisian political party al-Nahda ask for revocation of execution sentences administered to members of Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt

 Tunisian Islamic party al-Nahda have called for the revocation of the death sentences of 14 members of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood, including the general leader Muhammad Badīʿ, which they deem to be ‘unjust’. In this case, 52 defendants are charged with forming an operations room for the brotherhood of whom 14 have been sentenced to death (2 in absentia) and 26 to life imprisonment.

 (13th April 2015, Arabic RT No Writer)

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