Women’s History Month Day 19: Maya Roger

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Maya Roger Samy was born in 1981. She graduat ed from the Faulty of Engineering, Alexandria University. Maya was the first and youngest woman to become CEO of Swegypt Mina International (S.A.E) – SMI, The leading steel fabricator. She challenged all the social restrictions and proved that Egyptian women are […]

Aswat Masriya: Egypt’s Al-Azhar entirely rejects proposal to end verbal divorce

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By Aswat Masriya CAIRO, Feb 8 (Aswat Masriya) – Egypt’s largest religious institution, Al Azhar, has thrown its weight behind the view that ending verbal divorce is both inadmissible and would not necessarily reduce divorce rates as proposed two weeks ago by the president. Verbal divorce refers to undocumented divorce. […]

Women’s History Month Day 15: Nagwa AbdelMeguid

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Professor Nagwa Abdel Meguid: An internationally-renowned genetic scientist whose award-winning research discovered several genetic mutations, El-Meguid was one of the first researchers in Egypt to establish the relationship between the occurrence of genetic disorders and the prevalence of inter-family marriages. The first Arab laureate of the L’Oreal UNESCO Award for […]

What is violence against women?

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Violence against women is a term generally used to refer to any violent acts practiced intentionally or exceptionally toward women . This includes crimes of hate, and violence is based on the gender of the victim and a key motivator. As defined by the General Assembly of the United Nations […]

Women’s History Month Day 14: Asmaa Fahmi

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Asmaa Fahmi (1906-1956): Leader in the Egyptian Suffragette Movement and an Educator Born to an aristocratic family, her father was Hassan Bey Fahmy, a brigadier in the army of Egypt and Sudan. She spent her childhood in Sudan where her father served. She was the wife of Mohamed Refaat Pasha, […]

Women’s History Month Day 12: Fatma Elmongy

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Fatma Elmongy (55 yrs) is vegetables vendor from Asadeya village – Damietta. Fatma is divorced and works to support her two children, a boy and a girl. She wakes up everyday before dawn and pushes her cart a long way to get to the market where she sells her products. […]

What is violence?

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Violence is an expression of physical force against ones self or anyone else, deliberately or forcing an individual to act as a result of that violence due to the pain or harm he suffered from.  According to different uses of the term, “violence” can be used to destroy things and […]