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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...
The call by shaykh of al-Azhar, Aḥmad al-Ṭayyib, to revive "the right of toil and pursuit" fatwa to preserve the rights of working women has sparked wide reactions, from women's rights organizations in Egypt. These organizations have called for the housewife, who has worked to develop her husband's...
7.8 billion people live in the world. This huge number includes different nationalities, colors, religious convictions, cultures, sexual orientations and other identities. Some people always seek relations with people who are similar to themselves and they prefer other people to be like themselves...
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 Islamic Research Academy launched the first female advocacy convoy of al-Azhar preachers to the Red Sea governorate. Female preachers from various governorates of the Republic participated, under the directives of the Grand Imam, Prof Dr Aḥmad al-Ṭayyib , to advocate the role of female...
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...
Dr. Shawkī ʿAllām, the Mufti of the Arab Republic of Egypt, resolved the controversy over the travel of women to perform the ḥajj without a muḥarram. He stressed that the sharīʿa law in the Quran and Sunnah does not discriminate between men and women; “Pilgrimage to the House is a duty owed to...
Dr. Aḥmad al-Ṭayyib, Grand Imam of al-Azhar, said in his Ramadan’s TV program that women have their own large share of gains to come with regards to their position and rights. He added, that one of these gains is the issue of “women’s travel”. It is known that women’s travel, according to most...
This article describes the story of Egyptian LGBTQ+ activist Sora Badr. She was born in a male body and underwent in Egypt a sex reassignment surgery without being able to change her sex on her ID. Her fight for recognition shaped her identity as a woman. This is obviously a sensitive subject and...

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