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Dr. Māyā Mursī, president of the National Council for Women (NCW), said that amendments to the inheritance law need to be made to eliminate the injustice done to Egyptian women. She demanded women to claim their inheritance in accordance to the new amendments that impose imprisonment and sanctions...
In an interview hosted by Ṣada al-Balad, Dr. Rev. Andrīyya Zakī of the Coptic Evangelical Church declared that marriage of homosexual has no theological grounds, and cannot be therefore accepted by the Church, stressing that the Church does not close her door to anyone.
The National Council for Human Rights held together with the Ministry of Social Solidarity a workshop related to developing the NGO law.
The controversy that surrounds the Tunisian President Muhammad al-Bājī Qāyid al-Sibsī will not cease before Arab mentality changes and continues to deprive the secularity of the state from the right of independent reasoning or ijtihād in religious texts. Whether the Tunisian president succeeds or...
Dr. Ahmad al-Tayyib, Grand Imam of al-Azhar, said that human rights in the western world are not concerned with the directives of religion, of ḥalāl and ḥarām, but rather, to completely remove religion from any area of life. Among these rights is homosexuality, for which the Grand Imam emphasizes...
Muslim Brotherhood parliamentary members try to stop new legislation on the establishment and work of NGOs. They attacked many items in the legislation, such as an item that allows non-Egyptians to participate in NGOs. They argued that this could give people who hate Egypt the chance to penetrate...
Ibn Khaldoun Center for Development Studies denounced what it called ‘a reputation- tarnishing campaign against the Center amidst the tempest of foreign funds.’
Sacd al-Dīn Ibrāhīm, one of Egypt’s most prominent activists and human rights crusaders, has challenged his country’s leaders for most of his life. He was imprisoned from 2000 to 2003 on charges that were criticized internationally as being politically motivated. Ibrāhīm is writing his memoirs as a...
Many of the experienced human rights activists have turned into foreign funding brokers provided that fund seekers observe total secrecy and blind obedience. Brokers might as well pass the recipe secret to some company owner, which paves the way for the emergence of more brokers.
Long before the elections begin, various organizations are in a hectic race to win the dollars of foreign funding made available to monitor the forthcoming elections. Sa’cd al-Dīn Ibrāhīm has struck gold securing 10 million dollars in Canadian-European-US funding.
In the light of al-Ghad’s publication of the "offensive" supplement which attacked the Prophet Muhammad’s companions and wife, the author of the article stresses the need for a consistent application of the law which criminalizes insulting religions.
The First Attorney General of the High State Security Investigation Bureau, decided to renew the custody of Dr. Saʿd al-Dīn Ibrāhīm, Head of the Ibn Khaldoun [Ibn Khaldūn] Center and treasurer of the Women-Voters Support Agency and Nādya ʿAbd al-Nūr, the Center’s financial manager.
State Security Prosecution searched the offices of the so- called Organization for Support of Egyptian Women Voters, a project affiliated to the Ibn Khaldoun Center. Thousands of forged voting cards were found. Ibrahim accepted funds of $200,00 from the EU in support of the project, where the...
This article gives an overall view, based on different newspapers, of the case of the Ibn Khaldūn Center. Al-Ahrām wrote about the investigations of those who are involved with Dr. Saʿd al-Dīn Ibrāhīm. The press review ends with the comment of al-Ahālī and al-' 'Usbūʿ on the Americans' interference...
This article exposes the reasons for arresting Saad Eddin Ibrahim, Professor of sociology in the American University in Cairo and director of the Ibn Khaldoun Center for Developmental Studies, and the full details of his project. Some of the charges of which he was accused are implication in...
The author discusses the appointment of the Egyptian Organization for Human Rights to the position of advisor to the ECOSOC. She doubts the motivations behind this and the legitimacy of the organization.
The author of the article raises doubts about the purpose of certain human rights organizations that he claims are bringing Egypt into disrepute.
The author of the article argues that the financial support offered by foreign organization to Egyptian NGOs is spent on political activities and luxuries for these NGOs’ employees.
Agharīd Mustafa was interested in the attempts of Drs. Cornelis Hulsman, a Dutch scholar and the director of the Center for Arab-West Understanding, to narrow the gap between the West and the Arab world. She interviewed him in Cairo for the Kuwaiti newspaper al-Ra’y al- ‘Ām.
A number of Egyptian civil society organizations receive millions of dollars in annual funding from foreign bodies. Many questions arise regarding the state supervision of these NGOs and the role of the Ministry of Social Solidarity in this regard.

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