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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...
Mursī congratulated Ambassador Nabīla Makram, Minister of Immigration, on launching the "Egypt Can" Foundation, stressing that Makram is an honorable example of the Egyptian woman who managed to reach and succeed in the most important files in the country.
Dr. Saḥar Naṣr, the Minister of Investment and Co-operation, took part in a council on the rise of the Arab woman, including events of the World Economic Forum at the Dead Sea in Jordan. Safāna Rabīʿ Dahlān, Human rights activist and lawyer in Saudi Arabia, and Princess Dīnā Miraʿad, Jordanese...
Dr. Māyā Mūrsī, Chairperson of the National Council for Women, spoke at the opening session of the conference entitled "Empowering Young Women Leaders from Local Councils ... Voices of Women: Stage Two." The conference was organized by the Egyptian Center for Women's Rights, which strives to equip...
For the third time in one week, two women wearing the niqāb assaulted a 30-year-old woman of the name Nārīmān Samuel by severely beating her, cutting her hair by force and threw her out of the metro’s women-only car. [Mamdūh Hasan and Ahmad Sa’d, al-Shurūq al-Jadīd, Nov. 13, p. 3] Read original...
Women members of the Muslim Brotherhood threatened to refrain from practicing da’wah (call) activities and protest outside the Irshād (Guidance) Office against denying them membership of the office, administrative bureaus in governorates and the group’s general and gubernatorial Shūrá Council. [...
His Holiness Pope Tawādrūs II received in the papal headquarters of the Coptic Orthodox Church Dr. Sulṭān al-Ramīthī, Secretary-General of the Muslim Council of Elders and ʿUmar al-Barīkī, Executive Director of the Council. 
In al-Ahrām of December 11, Margaret 'Āzir, the first Coptic woman to enter parliament through elections, said that the Islamist majority at the People's Assembly should not be a cause for concerns.
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...
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...
Professor of Law in Alexandria University of Law, Sūzī ‘Adlī Nāshid expressed her dissatisfaction with the presentation of women and Copts in the Shūrá Council. The member of the Shūrá Council by appointment added that the representation of Copts in the Council did not exceed 12 members from a...
Shaykh ‘Usāmah Qāsim, the Muftī for the Jihād Organization in Egypt, said women must not be a leader of any Islamist party like the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) on the grounds that it runs counter to the sharī’ah and teachings of Islam.
Representatives of more than 30 feminist and human rights organizations as well as several parties staged protests outside al-Itihādīyah Palace on Thursday (October 4) with lines along al-Mirghanī street to express rejection against sexual harassment.
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.
On Saturday, the Coptic Orthodox Church concluded the activities of the “Passport” conference for young expatriates from all governorates, organized by the Expatriates Committee of the Youth Bishopric at the House of St. Marina in the Abū Talāt area, west of Alexandria. 
Tunisian critic Shukrī Mabkhūt (Shoukry Mabkhout) writes: Amidst the worldwide campaign on sexual harassment and rape “#MeToo”, a British mother of a six-years-old child accused the famous children’s tale “Sleeping Beauty” claiming that the kiss the handsome prince takes from the beautiful sleeping...
The National Council for Women (NCW) refused some officials’ policies that “involve a clear orientation to isolate women from leading and executive posts either by denying them their rights to promotions to higher positions or by arbitrary switching to other places”.  

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