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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...
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 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...
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. 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....

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