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Saving the environment, empowering women

Vickie Frémont, a French woman born in Cameroon, is a modern day heroine. For the past several years she has been conducting workshops around the world, using a hands-on approach for the transformation of rejects or trash into useful everyday objects. Included in her workshops—which take place in schools, community centres, universities, and even in …

Cesar Chelala

Women who seek freedom from cultural constraints

Every young woman wants to achieve success in her personal and professional life, but the path to success can be tricky and navigating it requires being proactive in several aspects of one’s life. Even though the path to success is always accompanied by many challenges, including the cultural constraints that are defined by society’s rules, …

Daily News Egypt

How can women achieve happiness after marriage?

Newly-wed couples regularly suffer much from the fear of the unknown and stress arises when they think of the new stage in their life that they are embarking on. Then, after marriage, they discover that marriage life goes through many changes and developments; sometimes it is boring, or dominated by routine, and other times, it’s …

Nihal Samir

Gender inequality in film

Women are still at a disadvantage in the film industry, underrepresented in key creative positions, according to several equality-focused rights group, whose discourse has been coming back to the surface in recent years. Along with sexual harassment in the film industry, there is a huge gap in female representation in the media. The New York …

Daily News Egypt

Why does Egypt celebrate 16 March?

The march of Egyptian women is fraught with struggle to achieve their political and social rights. By stopping at some critical moments in the history of Egypt, observers can find that women’s movements, for nearly two centuries, have been able to be effective and to create change Egyptian women have struggled throughout history and proven …

Daily News Egypt

Women report more unwanted calls than men: Truecaller

Celebrating International Women’s Day, Truecaller released a report on receiving unwanted calls and reporting them based on gender. The results of the report showed that women around the world block 19% more unwanted calls than men. In Egypt, women receive unwanted calls 30% more than women in other regions. Egyptian women are 26% more likely …

Daily News Egypt

How will different institutions in Egypt celebrate the IWD?

The eighth of March will bring together global governments, women organisations, businesses, and charities together under the banner of International Women’s Day (IWD), an event dedicated to celebrating to what extent women achieved success in society, politics, and economics. Meanwhile, the day has political roots due to strikes and protests that are often organised to …

Daily News Egypt

Ammanii unites women with one ‘Sa’maa’

“Whether you are in the east or the west, you are still covered by the same sky. You do not get an extra piece because you come from a different background or believe in a different religion or have a different skin colour,” says the designer 

Nayera Yasser

When women work

According to a report released by Egypt’s Central Administration for Mobilisation and Statistics (CAPMAS) in April 2016, women account for approximately 22.5-23.5% of the local labour market compared to 46% in the UK, 47% in Russia, and 50% in South Korea, as examples. Even though the portion of women in the active workforce has slightly …

Mohamed Shirin El Hawary

Implementing women’s economic empowerment for shaping global economy

A study about implementing women’s economic empowerment for shaping the global economy was conducted by Citibank, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and the European Commission. The study aims to dig deeper in strengthening the role of women, not only in terms of the labour force, but also in terms of reaching higher …

Nevine Kamel

Christine Massarany addresses women with busy schedules 

With the sounds of a game unfolding in the next room and the humming noise of a television left hanging between one cartoon series and another, she cradles a new sketch while her ideas begin to translate on paper. As the waist shoots higher and the tail waltz towards the opposite direction, her pencil moves …

Nayera Yasser