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Mona Eltahawy’s article “Why do they hate us?” in FP and responses

Mona Eltahawy published an article about Arab misogyny in Foreign Policy yesterday which has definitely ruffled some feathers. I agree with her call for ending the cultural relativism and acknowledging all the political, structural and social barriers facing gender equality … Continue reading

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Sharaf seems responsive to women’s demands

New PM Essam Sharaf has been a decent guy so far in my books. Thanks to the much-needed help of my faithful office buddies ( colleagues, if you are feeling in the mood for a professional shout out) Heba Gowayed … Continue reading

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From Tahrir Square to my Kitchen

Hania Sholkamy writes about the reaction to the Million Women march ┬áin Tahrir on March 8 and suggests considerations for moving forward. This piece really resonated with me. Check it out at the Pathways site: From Tahrir Square to my … Continue reading

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Million Women march: some reflections

The March 8th demonstration on International Women’s Day to demand equal rights for women in Tahrir was a blow to many of us. What was intended as a peaceful gathering on International Women’s Day for the rights of Egyptian women … Continue reading

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Shorouk op-ed on justice for women

Hania Sholkamy’s op-ed was published in today’s El-Shorouk paper: The People Want Equity for Women Summary (courtesy of my wonderful colleague Heba Gowayed): Sholkamy begins by describing the scene in Tahrir square, where men and women stood side by side … Continue reading

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International Knowledge Network of Women in Politics has launched Arabic version of its website

On 27 October 2009, the International Network of Women in Politics launched the Arabic version of its website in Amman, Jordan. The site is intended to increase the number of women involved in politics and their effectiveness.

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