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Introduction: Inclusive citizenship seeks to go beyond the intellectual debates of recent years on democratization and participation to explore a related set of issues around changing conceptions of citizenship. Peoples’ understandings of what it means to be a citizen go to the heart of various...
Dr. Tarek al-Gawhary, MA Azhar University, PhD Princeton University, advisor to Sheikh Dr. Ali Goma’a. explained the thought process in Islamic Law and how a Muslim jurist can think about the concept of inclusive citizenship in a historical context. The basis is in the Constitution of Medina or the...
Professor Hoda Awad joined the group for a presentation about the Egyptian constitution. She started by discussing the basics of democracy and constitutions. She explained to us that democracies had six elements or conditions. Firstly, there is the presence of democratic institutions and...
Social reconciliation in Egypt has a long, entangled history. Social reconciliation takes place when families or communities need to settle their disputes. Mediation and negotiation are the cornerstones and focal points for settling societal disputes. Various methods were applied including security...
Idrāk [Edraak] Foundation for Development and Equality released a report about violent crimes against women in Egypt, which indicated an increase in violence against women in 2020 as a result of the Coronavirus.
The Egyptian Cabinet agreed on a bill to amend some of the punishments for Law NO. 58 of 1937 to deter female circumcision [also known as female genital mutilation (FGM)]. 
Less than 24 hours after the Economic Court ruled Ḥanīn Ḥussām and Mawada al-Adham innocent of the charges of assaulting society and the Egyptian family’s values and principles, an appellate judge from the North Cairo Court in al-ʿAbāssiyya renewed their detention for 15 days as another case...
Egyptian Musician Hānī Mihannā’s statements about prison conditions in Egypt for senior businessmen, politicians, and ministers at the beginning of President al-Sīsī’s reign in 2014 has sparked controversy. 
Lawyer Karīm ʿAbd al-Rāḍī said that the Supreme State Security Prosecution decided to detain Haytham Ḥassan, journalist for al-Masry ‎al-Youm [al-Miṣrī al-Yawm], for 15 days under pending investigation case number 586 of 2020.  This is the same case number for film producer Muʿataz ʿAbd al-Wahāb...
Dr. Nīvīn al-Qabbāj, minister of social solidarity, said that the 2019 law for regulating NGOs resembles some of the best laws for NGO work around the world.

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