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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...
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...
Maryam remembers herself and her female classmates sitting on the school benches when they were no older than four or five, but in the nineties, they lost years of education during the rule of the Taliban [Ṭālibān]. In the opinion of the young woman of Afghanistan, the same situation is returning...
Farahat ben Younes [Faraḥāt bin Yūnis] is General Inspector of Civic Education, President of the Association of the Civic Education, civil society activist and interested in issues of gender.
“Why was I imprisoned in the first place?! Should a university student at the Faculty of Archaeology be put in prison with murderers and drug dealers?!” These are the words of Ḥanīn Ḥussām, known in Egypt as one of the “Tik Tok Girls”, after a default verdict this week, charging her with 10 years...
Saudi Arabia’s latest decision to permit women to live independently without a male guardian opens the door for many Egyptian women to pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia by themselves.  However, experts confirmed to Akhbār al-Yawm that according to Egyptian law, women younger than 40 years are obliged to...
The first circuit for Freedoms and Rights of the Administrative Court is hearing a case filed by lawyers Dr. Hānī Sāmiḥ and Ṣalāḥ Bakhīt. The litigation — registered under number 48010 of the legal year 75- calls for the cancellation of “the decision and security instructions and alerts issued by...
Dr. Aḥmad Karīma, Professor of Comparative Jurisprudence at al-Azhar University, said that gloating over the death of a person, regardless of their beliefs and opinions, is prohibited according to the Islamic Law [Sharia].
Author Nawāl al-Saʿdāwī died after a long battle with illness at the age of 89. She was born on 27th October 1931, in the village of Kafr Ṭalḥa in the Qalyūbiyya governorate. She studied medicine at Cairo university and graduated in 1955, specialising in respiratory diseases.
Nadia Henry [Nādiya Hinrī] said that a statement made by the Council of State limiting which women can be appointed to certain jobs violates the law, the president’s directives, and the constitutional rights of women.

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