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Dr. Saḥar Naṣr, the Minister of Investment and Co-operation, took part in a council on the rise of the Arab woman, including events of the World Economic Forum at the Dead Sea in Jordan. Safāna Rabīʿ Dahlān, Human rights activist and lawyer in Saudi Arabia, and Princess Dīnā Miraʿad, Jordanese...
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...
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...
The various channels of social media facilitated the promotion of many liberal ideas for women, which emerge from the framework of the stereotypical view, which is often based on the qualitative discrimination against it. In the midst of that scene, it was not strange to see such hostile...
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.
Al-Karma Publishers has reprinted a special series called “Al-Karma Selections” that comprises till now over 20 books that were already published in previous years and missed by the readers. One of these books is “Margins on the Arab Conquest” by Sanāʾ al-Maṣrī, the book was published in 1996 and...
Nawāl al-Saʿdāwī talks in this report about the Swedish social leader Anna Sundström.
This paper was prepared by the two interns from India
I completed an internship with the Center for Arab-West Understanding between July 16 and August 2, 2018, and during this time, I focused my attention on the position of women in Egypt. Drs Cornelis Hulsman asked me to look into the work of Dr. Nawal El Saadawi [Nawāl al-Saʿdāwī] who, in my opinion...
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...
Her father was accused of betraying ʿUrābī and his revolution, and that he was a reason for facilitating the British to enter Egypt. She was also shocked by the death of her brother, who was the one who understood her most, despite her young age. When she was a child, she was forced to marry...
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...
  Her features embody the story of a genuine Egyptian woman who lived an unconventional life; her looks were mixed with kindness towards her people she fought for, and challenging towards the Occupation Forces she resisted. Her enlightened mind tells the story of a faithful wife who believed in her...
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...
  The feminist writer, Dr. Nawāl al-Sa'dāwī supported President al-Sisi's denouncing the oral divorce and calling for codifying it. “How can a one-sided oral divorce, exclusively allowed for men, be permitted, while matrimony is considered legal only upon registration?”she said, adding, “oral...
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...

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