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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...
Dr. Aḥmad al-Ṭayyib, the Grand Imam of al-Azhar, received on Wednesday a delegation of Nigerian doctors, religious and community leaders.
Yāssir Burhamī, vice president of the Da’wah al- Salafiah, stated that his fatwa pertaining to a man allowing his wife to be raped if he is threatened with death has been misinterpreted.
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...
  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.
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...
On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the Diaconia Office for development projects, affiliated to Coptic Catholic Church, organized on Friday a forum on the role of women in the Egyptian society, and the various forms of violence exercised against her.
The Syrian Monitor for Human Rights stated that the offshoot of al- Qa’īdah, known as ISIS, has sold 300 Yezidi women for 1000 dollars per woman.
In commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, Egypt is to celebrate this day on 25 November, 2018, in the Egyptian National Museum at Tahrir Square [Maydān al-Taḥrīr, or (Midan al-Tahrir).
A recent study revealed that female genital mutilation, better known under its acronym FGM, has dropped significantly across much of Africa. According to research data, the decline of FGM surgeries performed on girls around 14 years old is due to the effectiveness of the anti- FGM campaigns.
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.
This paper was prepared by the two interns from India
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,...
Interview Diana Moore (Mariam Delanou) Date of interview 17th of April, 2018 Maadi, Cairo, Egypt Interview between Simone Osterwald and Diana Moore (Mariam Delanou) Length: 1:02:30 Recorded with agreement of all involved persons Transcribed and edited version by Simone and Diana Simone: When you...
In a statement released Saturday, six Egyptian women’s organizations condemned the recent harassment and rape incidents committed by members of Ḥizb al-ʿAysh wa al-Ḥurriyya (Bread and Liberty Party). The organizations said that discussions on sexual violence crimes against women in the public...
7 December 2017, by Jasper A. Kiepe and Salma Khamis This article is the second installment in a three-part series: In the first article, we gave an overview on the situation in Egypt with respect to sexual harassment, and violence against women more generally. In this piece, we examine the...
About the Authors: Mette Toft Nielsen completed her M.A. degree in Culture, Communication and Globalization in Aalborg University, Denmark in 2013. Nielsen began her career at the Center for Arab-West Understanding, researching the reasons why people choose to emigrate for her M.A. thesis....
  Danish researcher Mette Toft Nielsen, former CAWU intern and main author of the book Women in Post- Revolutionary Egypt: Can Behavior Be Controlled? (withPeter Hervik, 2017) held a book launch event on the 21st of October, 2017, in the Danish Egyptian Dialogue Institute in Zamalek, Cairo. 
This article is the first part of a series of three on sexual harrasement in Egypt, following in the wake of the killing of a South Korean woman in Siwa: In the first part, we give an overview on the situation in Egypt, in the second part we will examine the legal framework, and in the final part,...

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