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Small group of women claim constitution represses their rights
When poverty and lack of awareness turns marriage to a business deal; this deal plagues some poor villages and urban areas in Egypt
The number of rape cases in New Delhi has risen 17 percent from 2011 to 661 this year
Demonstrators express disapproval of draft constitution and referendum in Giza
Sexual abuse in Egypt is a great taboo but it is the victims who pay the price for society’s intolerance
Women’s rights still a central theme in national debate, a year after photo of protester stripped to blue bra shocked the world
You have to have lived in Egypt to understand what I am writing about now. Many foreigners would say that it is a failed attempt to empower Egyptian women, but the few who have spent years over here fully get it. Women run Egypt. Even one of the Lonely Planet guides advises their readers to …
NCW flooded with complaints of voting violations from female witnesses
Party heads seek boycott but youth to go forward with campaign
The mood was tense last Thursday as anti-Islamist protesters continued their sit-in in Tahrir Square, demanding that President Mohammed Morsy annul the constitutional declaration he had issued a week before. Liberals and leftists had all come together to adopt a common stance: “No to absolute powers for the president.”They vowed to continue their sit-in until …
It is not an exaggeration or act of slander to say that the Muslim Brotherhood has always been the fascist alternative to what has been a reactionary regime. In the beginning of the 20th century, it entered into alliances with Egypt’s minor parties against the Wafd, who ruled the country and represented the people’s desire …
Early marriage in Egypt is a prevalent problem, too often framed within a religious vs. secular debate
Fear is what has made the apolitical stability-junkie stick his head above the parapet.
After the revolution, strolling around the streets of Cairo, Alexandria, Mansoura or other big cities is never boring. Now like never before, you might run into marches, graffiti, posters and video projection that women political parties, groups and activists hold. Women activists have created many initiatives and campaigns to campaign for their rights. Daily News Egypt speaks to some of these emerging initiatives, their goals and activities, evaluates their impact and what it takes for them to reach their aims.
NCW commemorates International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
Attackers attempted to burn woman’s hair
Egyptians are prone to touch each other during conversations and often call each other habibi, while dude seems to be as far as foreign men are willing to go.
The Church of England will not formally be able to raise the plans again until 2015 when a new General Synod comes in.
Women wearing niqab cut the hair of two Coptic females
Egyptian cotton is renowned the world over for its quality. It is transformed into sumptuous bed sheets or into made to measure, button-down shirts and that are worn by the worlds rich and famous are sold in glittering high-end stores for small fortunes. The cotton starts much more humbly though and this time of year …
Adel Heine’s weekly column
Economics and education at heart of gender gap
The expanding phenomenon of sexual harassment attracts the attention a one columnist this week, who cites the large number of police reports against harassers between 10 and 15 years old. Other op-eds explored the rigid religious speech of the imam who preached to Morsy in Assiut on Friday. Back to Al-Ghannouchi of Tunisia and …
Women’s group and Abul Fotouh’s new party reject draft document
Representatives from the Administrative Prosecution Club (APC) are meeting on Sunday with the head of the Constituent Assembly.
Eman Hylooz is a Jordanian Computer Science graduate and a successful young entrepreneur. The company she started in June 2012 is steadily growing and is expected to make a net profit of 114,108 Jordanian Dinars in its first year of operations. Hylooz recalls that the idea for her business start-up first came about when she …
Sobhy Saleh: Article 36 necessary to prevent gay marriage and gender equality in inheritance laws
Minister of Interior takes measures to fight harassment
Many fear the controversial Article 36 will set women back and take from their rights
Nearly twenty months after last year’s mass uprising that toppled President Hosni Mubarak, Egypt’s women are again taking to the streets, demanding “bread, freedom and social justice,” the same demands made by pro-democracy activists protesting in Tahrir Square during the 25 January revolution. A women’s rally outside the Shura (Consultative) Council headquarters on Qasr Al-Eini …