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May 21, 2017

Sheikh Mohammed surprises Arab Hope Makers ceremony, awards top prize to all nominees

In a ceremony designed to award the Arab World’s most inspirational Hope Maker, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid tonight extended the top award to all […]
May 10, 2017

Feminist Economics in Egypt

Dr. Salwa Elantary Is there gender sensitive economic research in Egypt? My answer is yes. Is there feminist economics in Egypt? My answer is: not yet. […]
April 3, 2017

Bahia Shehab, first Arab women to win UN prize for culture

Egyptian-Lebanese visual artist Bahia Shehab has become the first Arab woman to ever receive the UNESCO-Sharjah Prize for Arab Culture for her innovative use of Arabic calligraphy […]
April 2, 2017

Bodily rights – Feminist testimonies from Egypt

Mada Masr- I’ve been working on bodily rights since the revolution. Before 2011, I was a really ordinary woman. I wondered when I’d get married, when […]
March 26, 2017

Personal status laws – Feminist testimonies from Egypt

Mada Masr: Over the years of my long journey working with personal status laws, I’ve experienced many changes on the personal and professional levels, as I […]
March 15, 2017

Politics as a path – Feminist testimonies from Egypt

Mada Masr : Like most young men and women of my generation, my involvement in public affairs began with the January 25 revolution in 2011. It […]
March 7, 2017

On sexual violence – Feminist testimonies from Egypt

By Mada Masr: When I was asked to write a testimony on working in the women’s rights and gender field, I wanted to talk about what […]
February 19, 2017

Suspects implicated in assault on Coptic Minya woman referred to trial

Three men implicated in the May 2015 assault on an elderly Coptic woman in the village of Karm in Minya were indicted on Wednesday when a […]
February 15, 2017

Stopping the Female Genital Mutilation Vicious Circle

By: UNDP in EGYPT “I dragged her from her hands to put her on the bed. She was trying to escape but her screaming and crying […]