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Egyptian novelist Nawāl al-Saʿdāwī spent several years struggling for women’s rights and demanding their liberation from social restraints.  Born in 1931, al-Saʿdāwī was a psychologist and feminist who made her way into literature, writing several books like “Memoirs of a Woman Doctor” and “The...
Google celebrated the 141st birthday of Hudā Shaʿarāwī, who was responsible for beginning the women’s liberation movement in Egypt and who was born on June 23, 1879 in al-Minya governorate. Shaʿarāwī has made a great history in the feminist movement in Egypt.
The subject of women and their position in Islam still arouses intellectual, legal, and political controversy in different places of stability around the world.   Accusations against Islam and Islamists of regarding women as weak and degrading them still remain.  ʿArabī 21 is opening a portfolio...
Minister of Civil Aviation Samīr ‘Imbābī ended a crisis between EgyptAir and flight hostesses after approving 21 out of 23 requests to wear the hijāb but declined to respond to any financial demands due to ailing financial conditions in the national carrier. [Author Not Mentioned, al-Misryūn, Nov...
In Tantā, on December 27, 2012, an Islamist attacked a Christian woman and beat her with a stick on her back, calling her an “infidel” for not wearing a hijāb and wearing makeup.  The victim’s name is Marsa. After Marsa finished her work in the University’s Hospital, a bearded man wearing a white...
The Centre of Judicial Studies and Researches of State Council organized a symposium on Wednesday entitled, “The French State Council’s Superintendence of administrative decisions related to freedom of expression and freedom of belief”. Arnaud Casado, Professor of Law at the University of Paris,...
Researcher Islām Biḥayrī described discussions about reconciliation with the terrorist Muslim Brotherhood as “the crisis of all crises,” from which Egypt and the surrounding region would not recover again. In a long interview with al-Dustūr, Biḥayrī said: the Brotherhood got a proper chance to...
A report published Friday in the Australian newspaper Sidney Morning Herald focused on the incident of banning an Egyptian woman wearing a burkini (the swimming suit for Muslim women) from swimming in the swimming pool of a resort located in Ras Sidr, Red Sea, last month.
On The Center for Freedoms and Immunities Center for Human Rights (FICHR) in Minya called on the State's representatives Shaikh Al-Azhar and the Ministry of Endowments, to intervene and stop the campaign to ban the hijāb and niqāb, claiming that such campaigns violate personal freedoms stated in...
Al-Azhar Observatory praised Pope Francis' statement in support of the right of Muslim women to wear the hijāb, which, according to the Observatory reflect the Vatican interest for coexistence among people of different religions, and for enhancing peace, respect, and acceptance among different...

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