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Labaki 1st female Arab director shortlisted for Oscar with ‘Capharnaum’
Culture

Labaki 1st female Arab director shortlisted for Oscar with ‘Capharnaum’

In a special achievement for Arab cinema, Lebanese director Nadine Labaki’s “Capharnaum” has been shortlisted for the Oscars’ Best Foreign…
The female car mechanic driving change in patriarchal Pakistan
Middle East

The female car mechanic driving change in patriarchal Pakistan

Since picking up a wrench as one of the first female car mechanics in conservative Pakistan, Uzma Nawaz has faced…
Appointing women State Council judges ‘a matter of time’: State Council Pres.
Egypt

Appointing women State Council judges ‘a matter of time’: State Council Pres.

  Egypt’s State Council President Ahmed Abou Al-Azm said there was no constitutional prohibition to appointing women as judges in…
IWD: DHL Egypt hires first ever female delivery personnel
Egypt

IWD: DHL Egypt hires first ever female delivery personnel

International Women’s Day (IWD) is a global celebration of the social, economic, political, and cultural achievements of women; moreover, it…
Cairo International Women’s Film Festival kicks off this week with 54 film screenings
Cinema/TV

Cairo International Women’s Film Festival kicks off this week with 54 film screenings

In its 11th edition, the Cairo International Women’s Film Festival (CIWFF) will be taking some Egyptian movie theatres by storm…
Video: Sexual harasser sentenced to 3yrs in jail in Egypt’s Qena
Egypt

Video: Sexual harasser sentenced to 3yrs in jail in Egypt’s Qena

A court in the Upper Egyptian city of Qena has sentenced a man accused of committing an act of sexual…
Sisi continues to appoint women to high ranking state positions
Egypt

Sisi continues to appoint women to high ranking state positions

In an effort to integrate more women into the public sphere, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi attended the swearing in of Ferial…
MP drafts law to lower legal marriage age from 18 to 16 raises concern
Features/Interviews

MP drafts law to lower legal marriage age from 18 to 16 raises concern

A recent draft law, proposed by MP Ahmed Samih, to lower the minimum legal marriage age for girls from 18…
Girls only kite-surfing camp to launch this September in Gouna
Features/Interviews

Girls only kite-surfing camp to launch this September in Gouna

Much has been said in Egypt about sports being a man’s domain, and it’s no secret that kite-surfing falls under…
64% of men admit to harassing women in Egypt’s streets: report
Society

64% of men admit to harassing women in Egypt’s streets: report

Promundo, a Brazilian organization that campaigns for gender equality, recently released a study examining sexual harassment and gender inequality from…
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