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The first Egyptian woman to work in costume and scenic design for theatre, Sakina Mohamed Ali [Sakīna Muḥammad ʿAlī], died Tuesday at the age of 85. 
On Wednesday, the governor of Beni Suef, Sharīf Ḥabīb, handed over 263 micro-projects contracts to women residents of the Beni Suef villages and centers. Worth 3 million EGP, the micro-projects are financed by the Nasser Social Bank, the Zakat Committee of the ʿUmar bin ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz mosque, and...
Egyptian women have entered into all fields and held many positions to demonstrate their ability to lead and achieve success. In an unprecedent event, a woman is competing with men for the official post as Shaykh al-Balad or ‘Chief of the Village’ in a Beni Suef village.
The women of Egypt: they strove for their political rights and they conducted campaigns for the sake of having women representatives in the committee formulating the Egyptian Constitution of 1954. They were able to have their representatives in the Parliament, at the time known as the National...
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 MP Nancī Nuṣayr praised the interest of the Endowments Ministry in the work of the female preachers in the field of Daʿwā and in the organization of the first training and educational camp this year in Alexandria, stressing the importance of the issues raised during the opening of the...
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...
The National Council for Women in Egypt welcomed the appointment of the first Egyptian blind presenter on TV satellite channels. The National Council for Women, headed by Dr. Māya Mursī, and all its members, thanked the family of the program "al-Safīrah ʿAzīzah", which is broadcast on the channel "...
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...
On Tuesday, Anba Ibrāhīm Isḥāq, Patriarch of the Coptic Catholic Church, met with Kang Woong Sik, the chairman of the Korean Egyptian Development Association (KEDA), Sin Yang Bik, Usāma al-Bāz and Dr. Hudā Jalāl, Head of the Arab Women Investors Union, in the Coptic Catholic Church.
Dr. Su’ād Nassār, Professor of Comparative Islamic Jurisprudence (fiqh), presented in the International Conference of the Islamic Scholars Council the possibility of having female muftis. The conference was entitled “the Dangers of Takfīrī Thought, and  Fatwas made without knowledge on National...
Dr. Su’ād Sālih, Professor of Comparative Islamic Jurisprudence at the AzharUniversity, stated that it is possible that a woman becomes a muftī. She added that it is not an agreed upon requirement that the muftī is a free, hearing, seeing, speaking male. A fatwa can be taken from a male or female,...
  The coming Thursday (March 27) Nawāl Halīm will be the second female appointed head of the church council (council of shaykhs) of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Assuit. Samuel Bākī, the head of the church, stated that the church consists of shaykhs (presbyters) and pastors and that the...
Yesterday, the eight Evangelical Councils in Egypt held a meeting discussing whether or not women could be ordained as pastors. Sources have reported that the representatives of the different councils decided to postpone the decision until next April when the meeting of The Synod of the Nile [of...
In the recent gubernatorial reshuffle, two Copts were appointed as governors for the first time ever with Dr. Manāl Mikhāʾīl in Damietta and Dr. Kamāl Shārūbīm in Daqahlīya, a move commended by the Coptic circles and considered as a step on the road to citizenship.
In the latest new governors movement, Dr. Manāl Mikhā’īl has been appointed as Governor of Damietta to become the first Coptic woman, and the second woman, to serve as a governor in Egypt. Al-Dustūr presents a summary of her biography in the lines below.
In support of the national unity, both the Endowments Ministry and the church launch the “Female Preacher and Nun” Initiative under the slogan “Together in the service of the homeland”. The initiative is aimed at speaking and dialoguing with women through Muslim Female Preachers and Christian Nuns...
On September 18th, we met in the Christian Reformed Church of Den Haag in the Netherlands Mrs. Rekaya al-Hafi [Rūqaīya al-Ḥāfī] from Tunisia. She is preparing for participation in the Tunisian presidential elections of 2019. She is going into the elections as a humanitarian activist, and works on...
The National Council for Women (NCW), headed by Dr. Māya Mursī, congratulated Ḥasnāʾ Shaʿbān who became the first female judge in the Economic Court of Tanta, the capital of Gharbiya Governorate, north of Cairo.
The first Arab woman priest in the Middle East, Rev. Rūlā Sulaymān, presbyter of the National Evangelist Presbyterian Church of Tripoli, Lebanon, was officially appointed as a pastor of the church in August 2009.

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