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In this op-ed, the author discusses Egyptian actor Hishām Salīm’s acceptance of his now transgender son and how that acceptance relates to concepts of masculinity, femininity, and being transgender in Egyptian society. 
This year’s International Women’s Day is celebrated in light of the harsh conditions that Arab countries are going through where voices demanding gender equality and respect for women are drowned out by the horrors that nations in armed conflicts like Syria, Iraq, Libya, Yemen, and Palestine are...
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...
The director of the Egyptian Liberal Democracy Institute, Dāliyyā Ziyāda, said that the Administrative Court was right in rejecting the appeal case against the niqāb-Ban for teaching staff at Cairo University. Ziyāda confirmed that it is important for every working woman to be able to communicate...
The spokesperson for the Ministry of Awqāf, Aḥmad al-Qāḍī, commented on the Supreme Administrative Court’s decision according to which university teaching staff at Cairo University are not allowed to wear the niqāb.
Egypt's Supreme Administrative Court rejected an appeal case against a prior ruling by the Administrative Court that forbade Cairo University teaching staff to wear the niqāb. The court decision supports a decision by the president of Cairo University who had banned female academic staff from...
The National Council for Women wrote an official complaint to Google administrators asking them to take down the music video “Salmonella” by the singer Tamīm. In the complaint, the Council points out that the song contains disrespectful language to women, undermines their rights, and openly incites...
The Revolutionary Socialists movement, the opposition in Egypt, rejected the Supreme Administrative Court’s decision to ban female faculty members at Cairo University from wearing the niqāb, emphasizing that this rule is an attempt to establish the state control over the body and is the latest...
The city of al-Manṣūrah in Egypt’s Delta witnessed a mass sexual harassment of two girls, coinciding with the release of a song by Egyptian artist Tamīm Yūnis, which some believe incites more violence against women.  The incident happened on New Year’s Eve, and a shocking video published on social...
According to what Pope Tawāḍrūs II announced, the number of Christians in Egypt as of now has reached 15 million in addition to another two million living abroad in 60 different countries across the world.  Christians make up close to 15% of the Egyptian people.  Despite these large numbers, their...

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