First Woman in Parliament in the Arab World

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Rawya Ateya took her seat in the National Assembly on 14 July 1957. Although another woman (Amina Shukri) was elected in the 1957 elections, her victory was only announced on 22 July, thus making Ateya the first female parliamentarian in Egypt and the whole Arab world.During her time in Parliament, […]

The New Arab Man

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Sexual harassment in Egypt has reached such epidemic proportions that it has even infiltrated the campus of the country’s oldest secular university. At the heart of this plague, I have argued, are toxic, unrealistic and demeaning gender ideals and stereotypes. In recent years, and especially since the eruption of the […]

Androcentrism and Egyptian Society

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The term “masculine centrality” or so-called androcentrism is defined as the consideration of things in society and history from the point the view of absolute manhood, and this view is the fundamental theoretical point of view of the judgement on many subjects. It may be practiced consciously or unconsciously. Male […]

Women’s History Month Day 21: Noura Shalaby

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Noura Shalaby, graduate of “Raise Your Voice” workshop for documentaries. To learn the basics of making movies, Noura Shalaby, the 22 years old economics graduate, decided to join “Raise Your Voice” workshop after she saw its advertisement on Facebook. After finishing this workshop, she is looking forward to join cinematography […]

What is Feminism?

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Feminism is defined by the Oxford Dictionary as the recognition of women’s rights and opportunities as equal to men in various scientific and practical levels of life. If you stand for equality, you’re a feminist.