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“A woman’s honour [sharaf] is like a matchstick that can burn in no time”, one of the most known sayings said by the famous actor Yūsuf Wahbī that have shaped our understanding of what female honour means. We picked up the hidden messages in drama or comedy films at a young age; these ideas, its...
al-Azhar’s recent stance on harassment issues was a beautiful, enlightening, and courageous stance that deserves to be congratulated. al-Azhar, the most prestigious religious institution in the Muslim world has issued a statement denouncing sexual harassment and has encouraged speaking out on...
The interview with Ambassador Mona Omar was held at the Diplomatic Club, in Cairo on 7th July; the discussion was fully recorded with the Ambassador’s permission.  This text was presented to Ambassador Mona Omar on July 21, 2019. The Ambassador had no objections to publishing this text. Ambassador...
A new and unprecedent initiative launched by al-Azhar generated controversies, when the cover page of the mouthpiece of the prestigious religious institution ‘Ṣawt al-Azhar’ presented pics of Egyptian women not wearing the ‘Ḥijāb’ -the head cover of Muslim women.
Egypt resorts to religion in order to confront sexual harassment.
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