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The Bishopric of Public, Ecumenical, and Social Services (BLESS), the development arm of the Coptic Orthodox Church, participated in the “16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence” Campaign for 2020.
In the presence of 120 nuns and Muslim female preachers from across all of Egypt’s governorates, Dr. Māyā Mursī, president of the National Council for Women (NCW), introduced a training program called “Ambassadors of Love and Peace” that the NCW organized. The program aims to develop an action plan...
The Ministry of Endowments announced the launching of activities associated with the ‘Ambassadors of Love and Peace Ambassadors’ training program for Muslim female preachers and nuns. The Muslim female preachers and nuns participate in many national, social and humanitarian initiatives in continued...
The American TIME magazine chose the writer Dr. Nawāl al-Sa’dāwī in its list of “100 women of the year.” The list of the most influential women over the last 100 years was compiled to coincide with International Women’s Day. The magazine explained that al-Sa’dāwī was chosen due to her militancy in...
Egypt’s Dār al-Iftāʾ published a fatwa on its official Facebook page saying: "Female genital cutting is ḥarām and is a [form of] violence against women #no_to_female_genital_cutting."
Dr. Khālid ʿUmrān, Secretary-General of Fatwa at Dār al-Iftāʾ al-Miṣriyyah, said that the practice of female circumcision, which has caused great harm in Egypt and other Arab and African countries, is religiously prohibited (ḥarām), and whoever commits this crime is guilty for the damages and...
The United Nations condemned the tragic death of Nadā, a twelve-year-old girl from Asyūṭ, who died while getting circumcised by a doctor.  The UN said in a statement that they are shocked by senseless deaths like these, which continue to happen in 2020 despite gainful advances to end this harmful...
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...
Dr. Kamāl Jād Shārūbīm, Governor of Daqahliyya, met today with the representative of the United Nations Populations Fund (UNFPA), Dr. Aleksandar Bodiroza. A meeting was convened to discuss cooperation between UNFPA and the Daqahliyya governorate on three main matters, namely: the unmet need for...
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...

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