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A new problem has emerged in Egypt in recent days. It is about the freedom of Christian women in general to change their religion to Islam and the consequent possibility of marriage to a Muslim and the transition from a Christian family to a Muslim family. This is the background of tensions...
Professor Hoda Awad joined the group for a presentation about the Egyptian constitution. She started by discussing the basics of democracy and constitutions. She explained to us that democracies had six elements or conditions. Firstly, there is the presence of democratic institutions and...
Amid the ongoing investigation by the prosecutor-general into allegations of rape, sexual harassment and blackmail made by dozens of women and girls against a young man named, Aḥmad Bassām Zakī, a woman belonging to the Coptic Orthodox Church in the US had revealed that she fell a victim to sexual...
“A woman’s honour [sharaf] is like a matchstick that can burn in no time”, one of the most known sayings said by the famous actor Yūsuf Wahbī that have shaped our understanding of what female honour means. We picked up the hidden messages in drama or comedy films at a young age; these ideas, its...
The debate over harassment in Egypt has once again flared up after a male student at The American University of Cairo was accused of sexual assault by several young women online.  This debate, however, went beyond this specific instance itself to the phenomenon as a whole, and several parties got...
Legal researcher Muḥammad ʿUbayd said that from a constitutional perspective, a penal code cannot include phrases like “a threat to family values,” “violating public morals,” or “offending the public’s sense of shame.”  According to him, these terms are extraordinarily vague and have no boundaries...
Recently Egyptian society has been preoccupied with claims circulating on social media related to incidents of “rape and harassment” of girls by one young man, calling for official legal action against him. 
The Egyptian Dār al-Iftāʾ said that justifying the reprehensible crime of harassment with the type of clothes [a woman is wearing] is a delusional excuse that only stems from those with sick souls and depraved desires. Muslims are ordered to disregard the forbidden in all cases and circumstances.
Bishop Bākhūm, official spokesperson for the Catholic Church, said that the Catholic Church in Egypt finished the personal status law for Copts and that it has been handed over to Pope Tawāḍrūs II so that it can be handed over to parliament afterwards.  Bishop Bākhūm added that the Catholic Church...
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.

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