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A new problem has emerged in Egypt in recent days. It is about the freedom of Christian women in general to change their religion to Islam and the consequent possibility of marriage to a Muslim and the transition from a Christian family to a Muslim family. This is the background of tensions...
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...
Prof. Dr. Hassan Wagieh [Ḥassan Wajīh] is a Professor Emeritus, Linguistics Department, Faculty of Languages, at the prestigious Azhar University in Egypt. Prof. Wajīh is a long-time friend of Cornelis Hulsman, editor-in-chief of Arab-West Report/Dialogue Across Borders. In April 2022 Hulsman...
The National Council for Women (NCW) in cooperation with the UNFPA open new four Safe Women’s clinics at the Minyā, Banī Suwayf, Banhā and 6th of October University Hospitals.
Thanks to pressures of social media, Mary Majdī escaped a possible death. After the spread of a video of her husband beating her with a stick and threatening her with a knife when he almost killed her. The husband was referred to trial, and the first of its sessions was last Thursday. The judge...
Victim, inferior and oppressed. These are strong words, but these often describe the supposed experience of Muslim woman in the eyes of people in the West. What is the other side of the coin? How do Muslim women face Islamophobic terms coming from the West? This article intends to listen to the...
The Administrative Court ruled on Saturday against accepting the lawsuit of lawyer Samīr Ṣabrī, which demanded the prohibition of the niqāb in public, private and international schools. 
Last year, the Egyptian Cabinet increased the punishment for female genital mutilation (FGM) to a maximum 20-year prison sentence, but this has not limited the spread of the practice. 
The issue of “modesty in church” has raised a lot of controversy in the Coptic community, especially during the wedding season that starts right after Christmas. The instructions of the bishops are renewed annually for the so-called “adjustment of clothing for attending weddings and church events”.
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...

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