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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...
In a previous article, the author tackled the issue that Islam cannot be considered a rule of state, but a matter of faith, in particular because the schools of Islam have not given a decisive written opinion nor was this issue [of equity in inheritance] a matter imposed by force.Hence, the...
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...
Preface by Cornelis Hulsman: In 1997 I started making press overviews on issues related to Muslim-Christian relations and founded the Religious News Service from the Arab World which later was renamed Arab-West Report. Between June 13, 1997 and July 11, 1998 I collected articles from al-Muslimoon...
Copts in Dayrūt of Asyut Governorate are terrified following repeated attacks by groups of thugs. 
The Islamic Research Academy, headed by the Azhar’s Grand Shaykh Dr. Ahmad al-Tayyīb, decided to postponed examining the “women document” until it is being finally reviewed. The document will be discussed the coming week (before January 27, 2013) during the meeting of the Azhar Senior Scholars that...
The head of Egypt's National Council for Women Rights (ENCW), Mrs. Mervat al-Tallāwī called on countries members to adopt the resolution approved upon in 2008 on Egypt to be the center of the Council.
“Despite their active participation in all the events of the Revolution and their standing side by side with men, evolving currents on the political scene are working on throwing their (women) social status quo back to the ages of oppression and discrimination”, said Mirvat Tallāwī, president of...
The National Council for Women's Rights expressed its strong dismay at the absence from the draft Constitution of several fundamental texts and articles protecting the rights of women and children.
Coinciding with the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, task forces comprising university students, founders of movements fighting sexual harassment and members of the National Council for Women will embark on a campaign to collect one million signatures to stress...
Ismā’īl Pasha who ruled Egypt from 1863 to 1879 decided to give women the right to education. He established the first school for Muslim girls in Cairo, and in the entire Near East. 
Albair Sābir ‘Ayyād, a 27-year-old Christian young man who is under investigative custody on charges he disdained religions, dismissed the accusations and said what he spoke about on his social media networking websites Facebook, Twitter and YouTube pages already exist in comparative theology and...
Hudá Mikhail ‘Abd al-Malik, a former director general from Cairo, praised women’s representation in the committee overseeing the papal elections.
Ambassador Mirvat al-Talāwī, Chairperson of the National Council for Women, said that all Egyptian feminist organizations and women-backing coalitions and groups called for protests at 11:00 am on Monday (October 22) outside the Syndicate of Journalists to defend the rights of 44 million Egyptian...
Ambassador Mirvat al-Talāwī, Chairperson of the National Council for Women (NCW), criticized some members of the constitution-drafting assembly, saying there were attempts to bring women 100 years backward. “The constitution being drafted at present will influence the future of Egypt and...
Magi Jubrān, or Egypt’s Mother Teresa, one of the names most likely to win a Nobel peace prize, said a child’s smile is much more important for her than trophies. 
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. 
Prior to the inauguration of the first Egyptian parliament on March 15, 1924, a young girl named Mounira Thabet [Munīra Thābit] protested against the deprivation of women from casting their votes in the parliamentary elections, demanding the right of women to participate. The demand of Thābit was...
Despite political and societal efforts made to protect women’s rights and solve their deep-seated family problems, women's and human rights organizations believe they are still in an inferior, or at least an unfair, position in the face of violence, underage marriage, FMG, harassment and political...
Reading through the articles of the constitution, I took a long pause at Article 40, which read, “The state shall be obliged to take all legislative and executive measures necessary to bolster the principle of equality between women and men in all political, cultural and socio-economic fields in a...

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