A New Year has started: Persistent Wounds are still undermining Women’s Empowerment

The horizon of 2017 (The Year of Women in Egypt) had been defeated, and we still have deep wounds, which persist for another year, looming over to increase the misery of the Egyptian woman, while KSA has loosened the strict grip on women, allowing Saudi إقرأ المزيد

Lagging Far Behind: Women’s economic Empowerment in Egypt

The path for women emotional independence is hindered by corporate hurdles in private and public sectors Egypt ranks low in gender equity compared to other countries worldwide.  The 2016 Global Gender Gap Index, which measures disparities between men and women across countries, ranks Egypt at إقرأ المزيد

Unsafe abortion in the Middle East… Numbers reveal the disastrous reality

Unsafe abortion is still prevailing in the Middle East and North Africa, and each year, thousands of women in the developing countries die and millions more are left with temporary or permanent disabilities because of unsafe abortion. In one of the WHO studies, it’s estimated إقرأ المزيد

Women’s Graffiti in Post-January 25 Egypt.. A Feminist Revolution On The Walls

Painting on the walls or the graffiti art, played a significant role after the 25th of January revolution on both levels, the freedom of expression and changing how the people think about some matters especially those related to women. The Graffiti served a great feminist إقرأ المزيد

The Egyptian Women as a cinematic figure and her status in Film industry since 1920 and till now

Not many people know that the Egyptian Cinema, was pioneered by women in production and acting before “Talaat Harb” was to initiate Studio Misr in 1937. Female icons such as “Aziza Ameer” established her own film company in 1927, followed by “Assya Dagher”, “Mary Queen” إقرأ المزيد

A tribute to Nawal Saadawi.. The Woman who leads the war against women’s mental slavery

Sticks and stones are thrown at only fruit-bearing trees It’s a fact that “Nawal ElSadawi” imprinted her name in the feminism movement in the Arab region and around the globe. She spent her entire life struggling for women rights, through her literary output that reaches إقرأ المزيد

Aman initiative succeeds to grab the public attention and showers Facebook with “we want a safe street” photos

The Newly Founded “Aman initiative” has started its online campaign against sexual harassment during one of the peak seasons for this phenomenon “Eid Al Adha”. “Aman” is targeting men, seeking to raise awareness about men’s involvement in and responsibility for sexual harassment. The initiative launched إقرأ المزيد

You were deceived when told that Egyptian authorities fight Female circumcision

A Horror that never ends… Thanks to MPs, unscrupulous doctors, and extremist scholars Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is still a persistent issue, where researchers prove that it is only evident in African nations; highest in Somalia, Kenya and Egypt with ratings exceeding 85% each, and إقرأ المزيد

sexual harassment during feasts.. A relationship that we cannot put an end to

In societies which consider women less than a human, more of an object due to gender reasons, sexual harassment prevails, regardless of the dress codes such women wear, as the Time-Cairo based journalist Roger Anis declared that “he himself was exposed to harassment at Tahrir إقرأ المزيد

Taboos that feminists struggle to break in the Egyptian society.. Marital Rape and polygamy on the top of the list

When Captain James Cook, the British explorer, invaded the South Pacific Islands in the eighteenth century, a new word was introduced, “a taboo”; referring to issues of societal discussion which go beyond one’s own ability to speak publicly, for the risk of offending Gods. However, إقرأ المزيد