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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...
For hundreds of years, al-Minyā has been one of the most important stops of the Holy Family's journey from Asyūṭ to Sinai, which resided at Jabal al- Ṭayr (Mountain of the Birds) in Samāllūṭ, until a church named after the Virgin Mary was built on the banks of the Nile River.
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. Māyā Mūrsī, president of the National Council for Women (NCW), participated in the opening of the 40th session of the Arab Women Committee. The session, entitled “The Social Affairs Sector – Women, Family, and Children”, was headed by the Republic of Djibouti and organized by the Arab League....
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...
The National Council for Women (NCW), headed by Dr. Māyā Mursī, sincerely congratulated the government, along with all of its members, for Egypt being elected, as a representative of the African Group, at the United Nations Economic and Social Council to membership of the Commission on the Status...

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