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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...
Often international organizations intervene to defend activists and political opponents, who have been arrested and persecuted in some countries.  However, it is rare to hear these organizations opposing the social injustice that women in the East experience if the accusations directed towards them...
The American TIME magazine chose the writer Dr. Nawāl al-Sa’dāwī in its list of “100 women of the year.” The list of the most influential women over the last 100 years was compiled to coincide with International Women’s Day. The magazine explained that al-Sa’dāwī was chosen due to her militancy in...
Egypt’s Dār al-Iftāʾ published a fatwa on its official Facebook page saying: "Female genital cutting is ḥarām and is a [form of] violence against women #no_to_female_genital_cutting."
In this op-ed, the author discusses Egyptian actor Hishām Salīm’s acceptance of his now transgender son and how that acceptance relates to concepts of masculinity, femininity, and being transgender in Egyptian society. 
An incident of mass sexual harassment targeting a girl in al-Manṣūra, Egypt, has recently caught the public’s attention. The case is just one of repeated cases of group harassment which take place in public places, and often happen on public occasions and holidays. News of the incidents normally...
This year’s International Women’s Day is celebrated in light of the harsh conditions that Arab countries are going through where voices demanding gender equality and respect for women are drowned out by the horrors that nations in armed conflicts like Syria, Iraq, Libya, Yemen, and Palestine are...
The academic committee for women’s first conference entitled “Violence against Women” came to a close Tuesday evening at the Monastery of the Holy Virgin at Daranka, Asyūṭ.  Bishop Lucas [Lūkās], bishop of Abnūb and al-Fatḥ, Bishop Yūʾanis, bishop of Asyūṭ, Bishop Thāʾūfīlus, bishop of Manfalūṭ,...
The Coptic Orthodox Cultural Center welcomed 150 imāms and pastors for a training program, called “Because I am a Father,” sponsored primarily by the Egyptian “House of the Family” [Bayt al-ʿ Āʾila], Aḥmad al-Ṭayyib, Grand Imam and Shaykh of al-Azhar, and Pope Tawāḍrūs II, pope of Alexandria and...
Dr. Khālid ʿUmrān, Secretary-General of Fatwa at Dār al-Iftāʾ al-Miṣriyyah, said that the practice of female circumcision, which has caused great harm in Egypt and other Arab and African countries, is religiously prohibited (ḥarām), and whoever commits this crime is guilty for the damages and...

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