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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...
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.
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...
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:
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.
We now face a complex and contradictory scene; while we have the political will to directly support women, we are also confronted with a flood of extremist fatwās that are aimed at undermining women and their role in society.  Generations of young extremists without an identity are being formed as...
In an unusual and unprecedented approach by a public figure, the Minister of Awqāf (Awkaf or Endowments) Dr. Talꞌat ‘Afīfī has embarrassed an Egyptian reporter, when he refused to be interviewed by her at the conference, “Ministries beyond Barriers” because she was not wearing the hijāb. 
The Egyptian Feminist Union (EFU) considers the exclusion of women from leading positions, such as the judiciary, is a form of discrimination.
The Tunisian president's call for the [permissibility] of marriages between a Muslim woman to a non-Muslim man and equality in inheritance between men and women sparked a widespread heated controversy in Egypt more than any other Arab and Islamic country. 
On June 10, George Is'hāq, one of the co-founder of the major oppositional movement Kefāya (Enough is Enough) during the Mūbārak regime, and member of Egypt's National Council for Human Rights (NCHR), wrote an article in Al-Shurūq Newspaper, strongly condemning the ongoing discrimination practiced...
The Centre for Arab Women Training and Research (CAWTAR) launched the Legal and Human Rights of Women and Men: between Equality and Gaps, an online information tool that aims to feature “legal status and rights” compiling laws related to the status of gender and human rights in 20 Arab countries.
The name of Abu Ishaq al-Hawaini has been for years associated with strange fatwas, especially with regard to women, weird thoughts that had nothing in common with Islam.
The Committee of women with disabilities of the National Council for Women held its regular meeting under the chairmanship of Dr. Hibah Hajras, a member of the Council. At the council meeting Dr. Hajras commended the efforts made by the President ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī in support of persons with...
Assistant to Social Solidarity Minister, Nevīn al-Qabbāj, said that the Ministry has established eight centers to host and guide women, and to protect them from violence, in partnership with relevant NGOs.
`Abd al-Majīd Jāber, founder of Egypt's Protection Front, called for the enactment of the law on contempt for women and the reestablishment the articles of the Constitution relating to the protection of women from all forms of physical and verbal violence. He stressed that all religious doctrines...
Amāl Fū'ād Mohammad, head of the Central Department of Population and Social Studies of the Central Agency for Public Mobilisation and Statistics (CAPMAS), on Thursday reviewed the latest statistics, which show the most prominent issues facing girls and women in Egypt between 2008-2015.
It is not surprising that the women undertake all the same duties as men, as in our society, where the great majority of men are what we would call a man's man. Women are the ones that focus on children education and think about the future - there are so many cases championed by women.  And here...

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