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Eman Hylooz is a Jordanian Computer Science graduate and a successful young entrepreneur. The company she started in June 2012 is steadily growing and is expected to make a net profit of 114,108 Jordanian Dinars in its first year of operations. Hylooz recalls that the idea for her business start-up first came about when she …
Sobhy Saleh: Article 36 necessary to prevent gay marriage and gender equality in inheritance laws
Minister of Interior takes measures to fight harassment
Many fear the controversial Article 36 will set women back and take from their rights
Nearly twenty months after last year’s mass uprising that toppled President Hosni Mubarak, Egypt’s women are again taking to the streets, demanding “bread, freedom and social justice,” the same demands made by pro-democracy activists protesting in Tahrir Square during the 25 January revolution. A women’s rally outside the Shura (Consultative) Council headquarters on Qasr Al-Eini …
President Mohamed Morsy recently said on Twitter, “respect for human rights in all dimensions: faith, culture, social, economic, and political must be a key component in all our work”. In another, he said, “we do not have minorities; all Egyptian citizens are treated equally.” I wonder if Mr President has read the news lately or …
Egyptian women share their domestic violence experiences with DNE
The gender equality article publicly denounced by several political parties and interest groups
Saudi women allowed to travel within Gulf without guardians’ approval, while Iranian woman beats Muslim cleric for criticising her outfit
Eight women killed, eight others wounded during the air strike
Daily News Egypt speaks to female revolutionaries
Female activists tell Daily News Egypt why they are hunger striking
Opinion writers in different Egyptian newspapers have discussed an assortment of topics. Some of them have tapped upon the deceptive commonly used statement “the revolution has been stolen,” claiming that some political forces merely use the statement to cover up for their division and disorganisation. Some other commentators have written about the recent strikes in …
Six women on seventh day of hunger strike in front of the Arab League headquarters
Few hours after Fatma Nabil has read the 12 o’clock news bulletin in her full cream-colored veil, the Egyptian media sphere has quivered with endless controversial discussions on the extent to which the entire country is deliberately being ‘Ikhwanised’. Being the first Egyptian female newsreader ever to appear on Egypt’s state television, the move assuredly …
El-Hawat talks about her rise from playing in the streets to representing and coaching women’s professional football in Egypt
After few hours of investigations, the harasser was referred to court, charged with rape
Marzouki slams Ennahda, affirms his commitment to women’s rights
Activists to stick “the women’s carriage is for women only” posters
Al-Dostour Party takes action in the streets, holding “No Harassment” awareness campaign
Roughly 6,000 protesters, mostly female, took to the streets of Tunis
Thousands of marginilised women in Qalyoubia are now the proud owners of national IDs but it will be a while yet, before all four million women in Egypt who are without national IDs – can acquire their cards and their rights
Women are always to blame for whatever happens to them, in almost every culture and religion
The difference between a good night and a bad one for a woman in Egypt might be as thin as veil
They make up over half the population of Egypt. Their opinions are as diverse as their locations. They go to school. They work, either in a job or by taking care of their families. They are fierce in their beliefs. They differ in background and in levels of education. They proudly share one thing – they are the women of Egypt.
The Greek word doula literally means ‘a woman who serves’. It is an accurate description of what a Doula does; she assists a woman mentally, emotionally and physically through the process of labour and birth.
Sara is a 24 year old lawyer and lives in Shobra. Wahida Ragab Ibrahim is a 44 year old housewife and lives in Shobra El-Kheima. We asked them how the revolution affected them and what their hopes for the future are.
Two Egyptian women – two opinions.
The new series of paintings by Mariam Mourad Abdelmesih is a tribute to the strength of Egyptian women
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