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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...
Intensive contacts between Egyptian feminist movements and Tunisian human rights activists and MPs discuss means and ways to benefit from the Tunisian experience in introducing provisions for the equality in inheritance between men and women.
Title: Interview with Agnes Odoli and Diana Moore (Mariam Delanou) Discussing African Domestic Workers in Cairo, Egypt Date of interview: June 9, 2018 Location of interview: Maadi, Cairo, Egypt Interview with Agnes Odoli, Diana Moore (Mariam Delanou), Kees (Cornelis) Hulsman 12:00 Minutes of...
Date of interview: June 9, 2018   Location of interview: Maadi, Cairo, Egypt   Interview with Agnes Odoli, Simone Osterwald, Kees Hulsman   38:00 Minutes of recording, with agreement of all involved persons   Transcribed interview, cutted and edited for understanding   Agnes Odoli (48) is a Kenyan...
The Egyptian writer, Farīda al-Shūbāshī [Farida El-Shobashy], said that some Egyptian women need to reclaim their humanity, pointing out that are some women who gave up their humanity; they accepted themselves as shameful and gave up their rights by wearing the Niqāb
The Egyptian Salafi Dāfi’ (defending) Movement issued an official statement on Saturday condemning the appointment of Nadia ‘Abduh to the position of governor of al-Beheirah, calling it “not permissible”. The Salafi movement said in the controversial statement that, “A People will not succeed who...
Dr. Māya Mursī, head of the National Council for Women (NCW), confirmed that the phenomenon of harassment has risen significantly across the world. She called on the Waqf (Endowment) Dā'iyāt (Muslim female preachers) to educate mothers about the ethics and values their sons should follow, pointing...
Female activists of Egypt's civil society denounced the position of Al-Azhar from fatwas issued on women by Salafi shaikhs, describing such edicts as “weird”.  Shaikh Yāser Būrhām, deputy head of the Salafi Da`wa, had recently issued a fatwa that was published on the Salafi website prohibiting...
President of the Egyptian Feminist Union (EFU), Dr. Hoda Badrān, supported the decision of Dr. Jāber Nassār on banning the Nīqāb in hospitals, as first step towards expanding the ban to wear it in other public places, such as schools. The president of EFU confirmed that, besides being the cause...
Courtesans hit the streets,  while I stood there to watch them. Mourning in black and walking in reverence,  they passed the roads, when, suddenly, troopers on their unbridled horses dispatched them with their swords. It is with these verses that the Egyptian poet, Hāfez Ibrahīm, described...
President `Abd al-Fattah al-Sisi’s announcement as 2017 being the Year of the Woman renewed hopes of female jurists and feminists that the new year will see more pleasant events, giving women more rights and gains which are currently absent.
We, Arabs, do not like losers, even when these prove to be true heroes rebelling against forces of power. Not only do we not like them, but we tend to punish them further by forgetting them or wiping them from existence. We are the sons of a tribal culture which glorifies power, banishes those who...
Article about a group of Westerners living in Siwa oasis. Siwa Oasis lies on the fringes of the Republic; yet an unexpected community has made it their home. 
Hudā Badrān, the President of the General Council for Egyptian Women, condemned the campaign to disgrace women who do not wear the hijāb. The campaign is spreading over social media and is set to take place throughout Ramadan. Badrān criticized the campaign, saying that it contradicts the 2014...
Āmīnah Wadūd; an African-American woman who was raised as a Christian by her father, a Methodist minister, converted to Islam in 1972. Āmīnah Wadūd is widely known for her strong engagement in Islamic feminism and along with other Islamic feminists, Wadūd fights for women’s complete and equal...
Munā al-Tahtawī’s new book “Headscarves and Hymens” calls for a revolution in the Middle Eastern women’s mentality. The book begins with a discussion of the women’s body, asserting that the Middle Eastern woman is attacked by Arab culture and traditions which function as a prison to women not just...
Expert in African affairs: Clarification that being a woman in Sudan is preferable to being a woman in Egypt  Dr. Amānī al-Tawīl has explained that the situation for women is much better in Sudan than in Egypt. The Sudanese Women’s Union was formed before Sudanese independence. The Muslim...
The Regional Center for Women’s Health in Alexandria opened an international conference under the name “Women’s Rights and Their Application.” The Conference will address a number of subjects related to women’s rights including healthcare as a right during pregnancy, early cancer detection, safe...
Du‘ā’ talks about the race for the quota of women’s seats in parliament, which she claims to be – like the whole elections – marred by accusations of violence, vote-buying, and fraud. She visited the female-only poll stations and talked to a few voters who made it clear they were not interested in...
On October 11, 2009 Her Excellency Dr. Mrs. Jihān al-Sādāt presented a lecture to the Women’s Association of Cairo at the Oriental Hall of the American University of Cairo. During the lecture she highlighted the role of women’s rights and education as well as looking at her husband’s policies and...

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