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Nawāl al-Saʿdāwī was born in Kafr Tahlah in Egypt's Delta, in 1931. Arab Women's Solidarity Association (AWSA) which was headed by al-Saʿdāwī  came to existence as an international non-profit organization that aims at promoting Arab women's active participation in social, economic, cultural, and...
Hāla Muṣṭafā was born in Egypt in 1958, although Muṣṭafā was appointed to be a member of the new Policies Committee of the National Democratic Party (NDP) in 2002, Muṣṭafā presents herself as an independent writer and thinker more than a party member. This commitment is reflected in her...
The Secretariat of Women for the Egyptian Democratic Party held the second annual conference of women of the party called “Women and Parliament.” The President of the Egyptian Democratic Party asserted at the conference that political Islam does not impose any impediments on women. For his part,...
 ‘Adil Labib, a local development minister, said that he was not convinced of appointing a woman as governor because many women are not qualified for such a job. Women living in rural regions in Egypt face many challenges because of the lack of education and social services available to them...
Five women’s rights activists released in China  On Monday, the Chinese police released five female human rights activists who were detained last month during International Women’s Day celebrations. The five women, who belong to a Chinese women’s rights association, will remain under police...
Al-Azhar: Calls to remove the veil is an assault on Muslim women  Al-Azhar declared its rejection of calls to remove the veil, which some journalists are encouraging, considering this to be an assault upon the dignity of Muslim women. It also declared that it is not permissible for men to ask women...
Expert in African affairs: Clarification that being a woman in Sudan is preferable to being a woman in Egypt  Dr. Amānī al-Tawīl has explained that the situation for women is much better in Sudan than in Egypt. The Sudanese Women’s Union was formed before Sudanese independence. The Muslim...
Munīr Fakhrī ʿAbd al-Nūr Minister of Industry and Foreign Trade said that the Industrial Training Council is implementing projects to promote social and economic empowerment of women aiming at creating new prospects for Egyptian women. 
Ambassador Talawā in Minya: Funds to finance projects for poor rural women  Ambassador Mirvat Talāwā president of the National Council for Women said during her visit to the province of Minya, that the Country is placing great interest and focus on Upper Egypt, an area that has long suffered from...
 Head of the Women Union warns against jeopardizing women’ seats in elections Hudā Badrān, head of the Women Union during the third community talk around the issue of the amendment of election laws, asked for immediate elections to be held as soon as possible. She confirmed her commitment to the...

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