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Farahat ben Younes [Faraḥāt bin Yūnis] is General Inspector of Civic Education, President of the Association of the Civic Education, civil society activist and interested in issues of gender.
Saudi Arabia’s latest decision to permit women to live independently without a male guardian opens the door for many Egyptian women to pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia by themselves.  However, experts confirmed to Akhbār al-Yawm that according to Egyptian law, women younger than 40 years are obliged to...
The first circuit for Freedoms and Rights of the Administrative Court is hearing a case filed by lawyers Dr. Hānī Sāmiḥ and Ṣalāḥ Bakhīt. The litigation — registered under number 48010 of the legal year 75- calls for the cancellation of “the decision and security instructions and alerts issued by...
Author Nawāl al-Saʿdāwī died after a long battle with illness at the age of 89. She was born on 27th October 1931, in the village of Kafr Ṭalḥa in the Qalyūbiyya governorate. She studied medicine at Cairo university and graduated in 1955, specialising in respiratory diseases.
Nadia Henry [Nādiya Hinrī] said that a statement made by the Council of State limiting which women can be appointed to certain jobs violates the law, the president’s directives, and the constitutional rights of women.
“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...

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