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“Egyptian Family values”; this term that has been repeated for months in Egypt when directing accusations against young women wearing “liberal clothes” for violating the “conservative values of the Egyptian family.”  This astounding accusation and the outrage of the Egyptian society have suddenly...
The National Council for Women (NCW) thanked Public Prosecutor Ḥamāda al-Ṣāwī for ordering a study into challenging the court ruling that acquitted those accused in the “lady of al-Karam” incident. 
“A woman’s honour [sharaf] is like a matchstick that can burn in no time”, one of the most known sayings said by the famous actor Yūsuf Wahbī that have shaped our understanding of what female honour means. We picked up the hidden messages in drama or comedy films at a young age; these ideas, its...
Google celebrated the 141st birthday of Hudā Shaʿarāwī, who was responsible for beginning the women’s liberation movement in Egypt and who was born on June 23, 1879 in al-Minya governorate. Shaʿarāwī has made a great history in the feminist movement in Egypt.
The National Council for Women wrote an official complaint to Google administrators asking them to take down the music video “Salmonella” by the singer Tamīm. In the complaint, the Council points out that the song contains disrespectful language to women, undermines their rights, and openly incites...
Egyptian women experience different kinds of violence and recently the violations against female human rights activists and women’s rights defenders have increased. According to the organisation, Nazra for Feminist Studies, the violations against women in Egypt are increasing. These violations...
When an opportunity presented itself for a seventeen year old female refugee from South Sudan to flee, she took it.  However, upon arriving to Cairo, she was imprisoned in a residential apartment for three months where she was repeatedly raped. After this horrifying experience, she discovered that...
The Egyptian TV Network ‘al-Ḥayāh’ has announced the suspension of television presenter Rīhām Saʿīd and the ‘Ṣabāyā’ programme she hosts, after she insulted obese women in a recent episode. The network stated that this suspension will continue until the investigation of the Supreme Council for...
The first Arab conference for women’s health is to be held in Cairo to discuss the promotion of women’s health concerns with a view to meeting the 2030 sustainable development goals. The conference will run from 11th- 12th September 2019, and will be attended by the Arab Administrative Development...
After several recent reforms, Saudi Arabia has embarked on the path of liberating the Saudi society according to its ‘Saudi Vision 2030’. It seems as if there is a revolution on the skyline with regards to Saudi women’s exposure to the wider world, and the eradication of their so-called ‘societal...

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