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Upper Egypt is associated with habits and customs that do not always change as time goes by, especially when it comes to the burial of the dead and rituals following the burial.  
For the third time in one week, two women wearing the niqāb assaulted a 30-year-old woman of the name Nārīmān Samuel by severely beating her, cutting her hair by force and threw her out of the metro’s women-only car. [Mamdūh Hasan and Ahmad Sa’d, al-Shurūq al-Jadīd, Nov. 13, p. 3] Read original...
In a previous article, the author tackled the issue that Islam cannot be considered a rule of state, but a matter of faith, in particular because the schools of Islam have not given a decisive written opinion nor was this issue [of equity in inheritance] a matter imposed by force.Hence, the...
Minister of Civil Aviation Samīr ‘Imbābī ended a crisis between EgyptAir and flight hostesses after approving 21 out of 23 requests to wear the hijāb but declined to respond to any financial demands due to ailing financial conditions in the national carrier. [Author Not Mentioned, al-Misryūn, Nov...
Prior to the inauguration of the first Egyptian parliament on March 15, 1924, a young girl named Mounira Thabet [Munīra Thābit] protested against the deprivation of women from casting their votes in the parliamentary elections, demanding the right of women to participate. The demand of Thābit was...
Despite political and societal efforts made to protect women’s rights and solve their deep-seated family problems, women's and human rights organizations believe they are still in an inferior, or at least an unfair, position in the face of violence, underage marriage, FMG, harassment and political...
Egyptian MP Ghāda ʿAjamī and member of the Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee, expressed her support to Algeria’s decision to ban the full-face veils at work, describing it “a brave decision”.
Dr. Aḥmad al-Ṭayyib, the Grand Imam of al-Azhar, received on Wednesday a delegation of Nigerian doctors, religious and community leaders.
Egyptian Columnist Saḥar al-Jaʿārah writes this week: It is not surprising that from time to time there are calls for "polygamy". However, polygamy is no solution to the spinsterhood crisis; it is in fact a consecration of the idea of , al-Misyār marriage, literally, the traveler’s marriage,  which...
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 his column this week, Egypt’s   renown writer and journalist, Ḥamdī Rizk wonders of the number of fatwas issued exclusively on women, referring to the report released by the Global Fatwa Index in the Egyptian Fatwa House, in Arabic Dār al-Iftāʾ, that states that 12% of all the fatwas issued by...
Recently published by the Dār al-Battāna Publication House are two books of the Egyptian thinker and writer Dr. Khālid Muntaṣir.  The two books titled ‘Lakum Salafkum wa Lī Salafī’ (You have your own predecessors and I have mines), and the second book ‘Al-Khitān wa al-ʿUnf ḍid akl-Marʾah (‘Female...
A flurry of widespread anger was triggered after the young actor Muḥammad Kāmil announced that Maḥmūd Sulaymān, the young man who stalked a girl named Munā Jubrān while she was waiting for her bus, has shot an advertisement for a famous coffee company, and that he was contacted by a production...
The New York Times reviewed the life story of Doria Shafik [Durriyā Shafīq] who led Egypt’s women’s liberation movement in the mid-1940s; she is the founder of a feminist organization, and earned a doctorate in philosophy from the Sorbonne University. Shafīq was also the editor-in-chief of two...
  Egyptian media articles released this morning tackled many issues, some of which are reviewed below:
The Egyptian young artist Maī al-Ghayāṭī decided to counter violence committed against her gender through self-portraits showing her carrying a mirror as a shield to protect her body, while the mirror reflects a gesture suggesting violence.
We now face a complex and contradictory scene; while we have the political will to directly support women, we are also confronted with a flood of extremist fatwās that are aimed at undermining women and their role in society.  Generations of young extremists without an identity are being formed as...
A first-class Egyptian woman who paved the way for the other women in Egypt to dream of holding ministerial posts. She was not appointed in the cabinet of the July 23 Revolution to be a mere social façade, but her appointment was based on the late President Jamāl ʿAbd al-Nāṣīr’s conviction that,...
The various channels of social media facilitated the promotion of many liberal ideas for women, which emerge from the framework of the stereotypical view, which is often based on the qualitative discrimination against it. In the midst of that scene, it was not strange to see such hostile...
Egypt’s parliamentarians stood up against the calls for equality of inheritance between men and women, stressing that there are plans aimed at changing the identity of Egyptian society, and these voices are only tools for those who plan on this scheme abroad.

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