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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...
The first Egyptian woman to work in costume and scenic design for theatre, Sakina Mohamed Ali [Sakīna Muḥammad ʿAlī], died Tuesday at the age of 85. 
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...
The Coptic Orthodox Church Media Center announced the organization of a photography contest on the occasion of special events that the church celebrates in 2018, such as the opening of the Nativity Cathedral in the new administrative capital, the centennial Jubilee of the Sunday schools, the golden...
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”.
On Wednesday, the governor of Beni Suef, Sharīf Ḥabīb, handed over 263 micro-projects contracts to women residents of the Beni Suef villages and centers. Worth 3 million EGP, the micro-projects are financed by the Nasser Social Bank, the Zakat Committee of the ʿUmar bin ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz mosque, and...
Dr. Aḥmad al-Ṭayyib, the Grand Imam of al-Azhar, received on Wednesday a delegation of Nigerian doctors, religious and community leaders.
The Maspero Youth Union is currently putting the final touches on the “Citizenship Document” in which they specified the problems that Copts are facing.
Egyptian women have entered into all fields and held many positions to demonstrate their ability to lead and achieve success. In an unprecedent event, a woman is competing with men for the official post as Shaykh al-Balad or ‘Chief of the Village’ in a Beni Suef village.
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.
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...
Ambassador Mirvat Tillāwī, Head of the National Council for Women, stated that during her participation in the population and development conference that was recently held in New York, she felt a regression against women’s rights. She added that this is not only in Islamic countries, but added that...
The women of Egypt: they strove for their political rights and they conducted campaigns for the sake of having women representatives in the committee formulating the Egyptian Constitution of 1954. They were able to have their representatives in the Parliament, at the time known as the National...
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:

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