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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.
  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.

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