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During holidays, Egyptian media monitors sexual harassment in streets, parks, and in front of cinemas, particularly in downtown Cairo and popular areas. Usually, on the following day the front pages filled with stories about women being sexually harassed on the first day of Eid. However, this year...
The “Matkhāfīsh” (Don’t be Scared) mobile application for combatting harassment in Egypt won the Middle East Women Inventors and Innovators Network (MEWIIN) Bronze Award.
Sexual harassment is often linked to public holidays and celebrations that witness large gatherings, despite public awareness that it is socially and religiously unacceptable and prohibited. The Egyptian government has implemented several laws in order to combat this, the most prominent of which is...
Pharmacist Īzīs Muṣṭafā, who was assaulted by her colleagues for not wearing the ḥijāb, recounted the details and reasons behind the incident which took place at her workplace in the Sharqiyya governorate, during a video interview with journalist Sharīf ʿĀmir in a program called “Happening in Egypt...
Pope Tawāḍrūs began his official visit to Alexandria on Saturday, marking the start of a visit that will last for two days. At the Cathedral of St. Mark, he attended a graduation ceremony of 120 fathers and servants. The graduates have been trained in dealing with the phenomenon of domestic...
Dr. Māyā Mursī, Head of the National Council of Women (NCW), participated in a session on “women’s health rights” as part of the activities of the 22nd Annual International Conference, organized by the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Qaṣr al-ʿAynī School of Medicine.
Maria Kicha is a Russian writer, a PhD in Law, a historian, and traveler. Apart from teaching at Russian State University of Justice, research of the Middle East is her key occupation. Even though she does not usually refer to herself as an Oriental Studies specialist, Maria is the author of three...
His Eminence the Grand Imam of al-Azhar al-Sharīf, Prof. Dr. Aḥmad al- Ṭayyib said that Islam came to liberate humanity from uncivilized practices that burdened humanity for centuries. God forbade all forms of slavery and instituted laws that protect human dignity and promote equality amongst all...
In 2011 many demonstrations were held in Egypt against the military adminstration. During one of these demonstrations one female protestor was subjected to the torture of soldiers, her clothes were torn, and her blue bra was uncovered. As a result of this event, 10.000 women filled the streets on...
Thāʿr, translated roughly as “the avenging of a murdered family member,” continues to cast a shadow over society despite the information revolution and the rise in education.  In Upper Egypt, it continues to be increasingly deadly as people stick to their parents and grandparents’ traditions.

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