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 […]