March 8, 2017

Statement: March 8th, 2017 .. Not a Celebration, But a Renewal of Vows of Struggle and Solidarity

This year, International Women’s Day is concurrent with a dramatic deterioration of discourse of justice and gender equality, and the rise of conservative retrograde discourses that […]
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 27, 2017

Cairo – Finding Women at Work Should Not be this Hard

By UN WOMEN : In  preparation  for  International  Women’s  Day,  UN  Women  Egypt  launches  new  print campaign titled “Finding Her” under the umbrella of UN Women’s […]
February 22, 2017

Tensions arise between Al-Azhar and presidency over verbal divorce debate

Recent calls by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to reduce Egypt’s escalating divorce rate by ending verbal divorce have been met with resistance from Al-Azhar, feeding into […]
February 20, 2017

Nadia Abdou Becomes Egypt’s First Ever Female Governor

Nadia Ahmed Abdou was sworn in on Thursday before president Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi as the new governor of Beheira, the first female to ever hold a governor […]
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 […]
February 13, 2017

Indigenous women take to radio to say, ‘no more violence’ in Nicaragua

“It makes us happy that we hear the men from our communities are listening to the radio and saying ‘no more violence’ and acknowledging that women […]
February 11, 2017

International Day of Women and Girls in Science

By : Message from Ms Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO This International Day of Women and Girls in Science is an opportunity for all to […]
February 11, 2017

Arab States build consensus on accelerating women´s economic empowerment ahead of CSW

By UN WOMEN : Ahead of the UN Commission on the Status of Women, governments of the Arab States region met to prepare a common position […]
February 11, 2017

Russian newspaper tells women to be ‘proud of their bruises’ as state partially decriminalised domestic violence

One of Russia’s most popular newspapers has told women to be “proud of their bruises”, as the country partially decriminalises domestic abuse. The article, published by Komsomolskaya Pravda, […]
February 8, 2017

The girls spearheading roller derby’s revival in Egypt

by (CNN) _After a busy working day, Rahma Diab makes her way to Cairo’s International stadium. Boots strapped, helmet fastened, mouth guard in place, she braces […]