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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...
Today, Saturday, the Administrative Court of the State Council decided to postpone a lawsuit which was filed by lawyer Samīr Ṣabrī until the January 8 session for review. The lawsuit demanded a ban on wearing the niqāb in public, private and international schools.
The Islamic preacher Dr. Mabrūk ʿAṭiyya said that a second, third and fourth wife is permissible in Islam, and there is nothing wrong with it, as long as the husband is able to support them. However he released a controversial comment regarding women's divorce in case of ploygamy. 
Nihād Abū al- Qumṣān, an activist for women's rights, said that Article 11 of the Personal Status Law obligates the husband to prove before the marriage official [al-māʾzūn] the number of his wives before marrying another.
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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