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This article first appeared in Pokrof in 2011 under the title Strakke Koptische Huwelijkswetgeving leidt tot spanningen; binnenkerkelijk, politiek en interreligieus.  AWR reader Dr. Rachel Scott, Associate Professor of Islamic Studies in the Department of Religion and Culture at Virginia Tech...
Statements by ʿAbd Allāh Rushdī, an Egyptian researcher, imām, and preacher at al-Sayiddah Nafīssah Mosque, about marrying female captives and having sex with them is causing a flurry of backlash.  When he was asked on Twitter about owning a female slave and having sex with her, he said, “She is a...
Jīhān al-Sādāt, wife of the late President Muḥammad Anwār al-Sādāt, is considered one of the most important advocates for Egyptian women’s rights in history. She was a lecturer at Cairo University, was a visiting professor at the American University in Cairo, and a lecturer at South Carolina State...
The first Arab conference for women’s health is to be held in Cairo to discuss the promotion of women’s health concerns with a view to meeting the 2030 sustainable development goals. The conference will run from 11th- 12th September 2019, and will be attended by the Arab Administrative Development...
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...
Counselor ʾAhmad Fuʾād Qāsim called for merging the draft personal status laws proposed by a number of parties, including Al-Azhar, the National Council for Women and Al-Wafd Party.
After 57 years of demands by the Coptic Orthodox Church to the state for the adoption of a unified personal status law, the Christian communities finally agreed on a draft law, to solve the Coptic crisis of “divorce and the second marriage.”  
The Official Spokesperson of the Coptic Catholic Church Hanī Bakhūm revealed the details of the meeting held by the leaders of the Christian denominations in the Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral of ‘Abbassīa attended by the legal advisers of all the denominations to reach a unified draft for...
The spouse of the Egyptian Ambassador to Austria Omar Amir met with Dr. Aīāt Khalīfa and the board members of the General Association for the Egyptian Women and Family in the Egyptian Embassy in Vienna. The meeting comes within the frame of supporting the Egyptian civil society institutions in...
There are currently intensive moves made by the Parliament and various state institutions towards the finalization of a personal status law draft in order to control the family disintegration and maintain the stability in society.  MP Muhammad Fūad said that the existing Personal Status Law no...

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