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A trend or not: how Egyptian women encounter with World Cup 2018?

The whole world in general either males or females is currently watching and following the World Cup with passion and dream for their teams to win it. All the North African countries, most notably Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia are known for their females’ spectators. Meanwhile, Egypt in specific was having more passion and dream as …

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Embassy of Switzerland organises football tournament for girls in Cairo

The Embassy of Switzerland in Cairo, in cooperation with AIMZ Girls Football Academy, is organising a two-day football tournament at the Egyptian Shooting Club in Dokki. It will take place on 7-8 June. Around 190-220 teenage girls are expected to participate. A closing ceremony will be held on the evening of 8 June to hand …

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For first time, BCFEE held football match for breast cancer fighters

The Breast Cancer Foundation of Egypt (BCFE) organised and held a football match for breast cancer patients for the first time in Egypt and the world. The teams included breast cancer fighters and players from AIMZ Girls Football Academy. Mohammed Shaalan, professor of oncology and head of the BCFE, said that the prevailing impression in …

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73.6 average female life expectancy in Egypt in 2017: CAPMAS

The Central Agency for Public Mobilisation and Statistics (CAPMAS) revealed that Egyptian female life expectancy at birth increased to 73.6 years, compared to 70.8 years for males, in 2017. Meanwhile, the average expectancy of females in 2006 was 69.1 years, while for males was 66.5 years. This came according to the CAPMAS report on the …

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Fadia Kiwan named new director general of Arab Women Organistion

The Arab Women Organisation (AWO) announced that Fadia Kiwan, the candidate from Lebanon, has been elected as its new director general for the period from 2018 to 2022, succeeding Mervat Tallawy from Egypt. This came during the 14th extraordinary meeting of the executive council of the AWO, where nominations for the post of director general …

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NCW to monitor women’s of women in Ramadan dramas, commercials

Based on the social responsibility of the National Council for Women (NCW), Suzan Al-Kalini, head of the media committee at the NCW, announced that the council has formed a committee to monitor the image of women in the series, commercials, and programmes to be screened on television during the holy month of Ramadan. During the …

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Microsoft Egypt launches campaign to train more than 1,500 Egyptian women

Microsoft Egypt launched a women’s empowerment campaign under the hashtag #MakeWhatsNext, aimed at motivating young women to develop their skills and discover various professions in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields. As part of the initiative, Microsoft Egypt collaborated with several governmental and non-governmental organisations around the world to organise a series of events …

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Female-led films at Cairo Cinema Days

The second edition of Cairo Cinema Days, screenings organised by Zawya Cinema, kicked off last Monday, aiming to highlight the productions of Arab cinema by presenting independent Arab films which critics praised and that participated in many regional and international festivals. The films will be screened from 23 to 30 April at several cinemas: Karim, …

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Egyptian woman seeks to preserve Egyptian identity, culture

Egyptian culture is distinguished by its diversity and inclusion of diverse heritages, such as the Islamic, Christian, Jewish, pharaonic, African, and Mediterranean cultures. Egypt is considered one of the countries that carry diverse cultures, which enabled it to build its heritage and history. Nowadays, there are many attempts and initiatives that aim to preserve the …

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What defines relationship between women’s economic empowerment, basic education?

The head of Egyptian Feminist Union, Hoda Badran, conducted a study in cooperation with the United Nations Women’s office to answer the above question. It was conducted across six Arab countries: Egypt, Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Morocco, and Bahrain. Economic policies, cultural heritage disrupt women’s empowerment The study showed that the high level of women’s …

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