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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...
Heya Masr [Hiya Miṣr] is a non-profit organization that helps women and children in Egypt. Their mission is to empower Egyptian women by building their self-confidence and helping to develop themselves mentally and physically. They help girls and boys from six to 18 years old by providing a safe...
Farahat ben Younes [Faraḥāt bin Yūnis] is General Inspector of Civic Education, President of the Association of the Civic Education, civil society activist and interested in issues of gender.
Maria Kicha is a Russian writer, a PhD in Law, a historian, and traveler. Apart from teaching at Russian State University of Justice, research of the Middle East is her key occupation. Even though she does not usually refer to herself as an Oriental Studies specialist, Maria is the author of three...
The Egyptian Coalition for Human Rights and Development (ECHRD) condemned the terrorist attacks of the Taliban on the cities of Afghanistan, which have resulted in the deaths and injuries of thousands of civilians. As the Taliban took control of the capital, Kabul, 241,000 people were forced to...
“It is better to die in revenge than to live on in shame” a saying associated with Upper Egypt, where it continues to be increasingly deadly as people stick to their parents and grandparents’ traditions.
Women’s issues and gender disparities have recently come to light on the screens, as movies fearlessly deal with a variety of issues that previously were silenced. These issues are found amid society and deserve to be discussed, treated, and highlighted. The film “I want a divorce” [Urīd Khulʿān]...
In 2011 many demonstrations were held in Egypt against the military adminstration. During one of these demonstrations one female protestor was subjected to the torture of soldiers, her clothes were torn, and her blue bra was uncovered. As a result of this event, 10.000 women filled the streets on...
Saudi Arabia’s latest decision to permit women to live independently without a male guardian opens the door for many Egyptian women to pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia by themselves.  However, experts confirmed to Akhbār al-Yawm that according to Egyptian law, women younger than 40 years are obliged to...

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