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

On The Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM… Some Numbers tell us if we can end FGM by 2030 or not

This day marks the 14th annual International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), a day borne out of Stella Obasanjo’s (the late First Lady of Nigeria) statement at the International Conference on Female circumcision in 2003 that there would be “Zero Tolerance 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

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

Aman initiative launches the online Campaign “Her Safety Is yours” on occasion of the 16 days of activism

“Aman” The anti-sexual harassment initiative announced the launch of an awareness online campaign entitled,“Her safety is yours”. The campaign starts today on the occasion of the international day to eliminate violence against women and continues throughout the 16 days of activism against gender based violence. 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