Tag Archives: women’s rights

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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Gender justice and making the law work for women – materials available

Materials (papers and presentations) are now available online from the 18th Annual AUC Research Conference whose focus this year was “Social Justice: Theory, Research and Practice”.  The conference was very timely, considering all the recent political and social change in … Continue reading

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Director of UN Women meets with activists and scholars in Egypt

My colleagues Hania Sholkamy, Ali Atef and Heba Gowayed attended a closed round table discussion on March 20 with the Director of UN Women, Michele Bachelet,  entitled: “How Can UN Women support young Egyptian women in the democratic transition: A vision … 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  in 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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