May 31, 2017

Google doodle goes with Zaha Hadid’s flow

Famed Iraqi-born British architect was the first woman awarded the prestigious Pritzker Prize. Zaha Hadid, an Iraqi-born British architect, was known for her dramatic designs frequently […]
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 16, 2017

The 61st session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women in March this year on the economic empowerment of women

Proposed Legislations amendments measures for the action on the issue in Egyp International Conventions Issues raised in CSW 61 –March 2017 on Economic Empowerment of Women […]
May 13, 2017

Saudi Arabia: King issues decree loosening some guardianship regulations, but women remain under control of men in most areas

On 17 April 2017, King Salman Bin Abdulaziz issued a Royal decree instructing governmental entities in Saudi Arabia to provide services for women without requiring the […]
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 26, 2017

rapists in Jordan will no longer be given a get out of jail free card for marrying their victims

After years of campaigning, rapists in Jordan will no longer be given a get out of jail free card for marrying their victims to preserve their […]
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 13, 2017

New Woman Foundation Boycott the CSW 61 session and call upon United Nation to take Necessary Action to confront the Racist Attack on Women

The 61 session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) meets this year within the growing exploitation, marginalization and violence against women because of […]
March 11, 2017

Workingwomen and policy assessment – Feminist testimonies from Egypt

I decided to focus on issues related to workingwomen, because I believe they show the extent to which a society believes in the principles of social justice, […]