women rights

March 7, 2018

Women’s Day Story

International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8; however, the story of Women’s Day dates back to February 28, 1909 when the United States observed its […]
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 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, […]
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 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 […]