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

Women Survivors’ worst nightmare: Forced Marriage To Rapists

Perhaps a good title for this article’s theme will be “sleeping with the enemy”, named after a film of the same name starring Julia Roberts in 1991. The film’s plot is a strong reminiscent of the “victim’s marriage to her rapist” concept, for having ” 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

A New Year is Coming and Egypt Still plagued by Brutal Misogyny and Machismo

2016 will bid us a farewell in the forthcoming days without any conclusive solutions in the foreseen horizon regarding deep feminist issues such as Domestic violence, marital rape, female illiteracy and deprivation of women’s inheritance in Upper Egypt. When we look back on 2016, we 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

It’s Time to end this misogynistic nightmare.. Donald Trump is BOUND to lose Women voters

A poll lauded for its accuracy shows Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump virtually tied with just few days to go before the presidential election. The poll shows Clinton at 42 percent compared to Trump’s 41 percent; a person has to reconsider to what 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

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

TV Ads in Ramadan … promoting sexism and women bodies is a primary marketing tool

Generally, media plays a major role in shaping the collective consciousness of a certain society through its various tools, amongst them, is the advertisement tool and women’s bodies have always been the object of the media, by which marketers and the fashion industry “toy” with, 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