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The spouse of the Egyptian Ambassador to Austria Omar Amir met with Dr. Aīāt Khalīfa and the board members of the General Association for the Egyptian Women and Family in the Egyptian Embassy in Vienna. The meeting comes within the frame of supporting the Egyptian civil society institutions in...
Tunisian critic Shukrī Mabkhūt (Shoukry Mabkhout) writes: Amidst the worldwide campaign on sexual harassment and rape “#MeToo”, a British mother of a six-years-old child accused the famous children’s tale “Sleeping Beauty” claiming that the kiss the handsome prince takes from the beautiful sleeping...
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...
In the first meeting of its kind, the Malāwī branch of the Egyptian Family House (EFH), or Bayt al-ʿĀʾilah, south of Minya, discussed the risks of underage marriage.
Julie Casper writes of her experiences with the ancient Egyptian tradition of "Subuu'". (Photo credits go to Julie and Jayson Casper)
Background: This interview took place in Eritrea during the Eritrea-Ethiopia border war (1998-2000). The conflict started over a border dispute between the two countries for the control of the town of Badme.  After World War II, Ethiopia claimed Eritrea as part of its national territory, once both...
  Background: This interview took place in Eritrea during the Eritrea-Ethiopia border war (1998-2000). The conflict started over a border dispute between the two countries for the control of the town of Badme.  After World War II, Ethiopia claimed Eritrea as part of its national territory, once...
In her column this week, Nawāl al-Saʿdāwī writes: The only effective remedy for the chronic suffering within our country is the promulgation of a single law for the Egyptian family, one which is consistent with the Egyptian constitution and bestows equality to all Egyptians irrespective of sex,...
Egypt's Bloc of Female MPs declared their refusal of a draft law on lowering the age of marriage to 16 for girls, as it contradicts the constitution that states the age of 18. The 45-member parliamentary bloc said that the legislative proposal will only help worsen the population explosion crisis...
Since his enthronement as patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church, Pope Tawāḍrūs has paid special attention to children by establishing a committee on childhood at the Holy Synod under his supervision. He has also held several gatherings with children in Egypt and abroad during his pastoral visits...
In his speech on Sunday, at the National Population Day Conference, attended by political and religious leaders, the Egyptian Minister of Endowments, Dr. Muḥammad Mukhṭār Jumʿā stressed that in order to confront the country’s overpopulation issue, the religious discourse must be renewed.
The Egyptian Coalition for Child’s Rights (ECCR) requested the return to the issue of Children and their rights to the priorities of the agenda of the Egyptian government, demanding the Egyptian parliament to carry the responsibility for the legal rights of Egypt’s children and to carry out its...
Homeless children are everywhere on the Egyptian streets, and are increasing in large numbers. This produces the dangerous situation of child trafficking. These two problems can be solved together through the making of an Egyptian adoption law. The idea of an adoption law was presented by the...
The case of the illegal adoption of young Egyptian children has gained prominence in the press in recent weeks. The editorial looks at the issue and analyses its consequences.
An Egyptian NGO that works in the field of services and social solidarity is allegedly helping Egyptian and foreign families to adopt children against the Egyptian law.
The author discusses Ambassador Khattāb’s comments about his article regarding the American Presbyterian Church’s interference in the Child Law. He also critiques interference of NGOs utilizing foreign funds in Egyptian governmental affairs.
A Christian born woman is accused of distorting official documents. Both Shādyā al-Sīsī and her mother did not know about her father’s accidental conversion. Shādyā is accused of changing her religion on official papers.
The article discusses the relations between NGOs and donor organizations, pointing to the specifics involving the Child’s Law.
The article discusses the case of two Christian girls whose father has converted to Islam. A court ruling has ordered that their mother hand over her two children to their father so that they can be raised as Muslims.
In the article, two Christian sisters named Shādīyah and Bahīyah, 36 and 34 years olds, have found that they are officially recorded as Muslims as their father had temporarily converted to Islam in 1964.

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