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Female-led films at Cairo Cinema Days

The second edition of Cairo Cinema Days, screenings organised by Zawya Cinema, kicked off last Monday, aiming to highlight the productions of Arab cinema by presenting independent Arab films which critics praised and that participated in many regional and international festivals. The films will be screened from 23 to 30 April at several cinemas: Karim, …

Nihal Samir

Egyptian woman seeks to preserve Egyptian identity, culture

Egyptian culture is distinguished by its diversity and inclusion of diverse heritages, such as the Islamic, Christian, Jewish, pharaonic, African, and Mediterranean cultures. Egypt is considered one of the countries that carry diverse cultures, which enabled it to build its heritage and history. Nowadays, there are many attempts and initiatives that aim to preserve the …

Nihal Samir

What defines relationship between women’s economic empowerment, basic education?

The head of Egyptian Feminist Union, Hoda Badran, conducted a study in cooperation with the United Nations Women’s office to answer the above question. It was conducted across six Arab countries: Egypt, Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Morocco, and Bahrain. Economic policies, cultural heritage disrupt women’s empowerment The study showed that the high level of women’s …

Nihal Samir

Historical female attempts to break presidential elections taboo   

Egyptian women were able to break political taboos throughout history to become empowered politically. They became members of parliaments, ministers (there are currently six female ministers in the cabinet), governors, and many other senior positions in the state, while the year 2017 was announced by President Abdel Fatah Al-Sisi as the year of women.   But …

Daily News Egypt

Women who seek freedom from cultural constraints

Every young woman wants to achieve success in her personal and professional life, but the path to success can be tricky and navigating it requires being proactive in several aspects of one’s life. Even though the path to success is always accompanied by many challenges, including the cultural constraints that are defined by society’s rules, …

Daily News Egypt

How can women achieve happiness after marriage?

Newly-wed couples regularly suffer much from the fear of the unknown and stress arises when they think of the new stage in their life that they are embarking on. Then, after marriage, they discover that marriage life goes through many changes and developments; sometimes it is boring, or dominated by routine, and other times, it’s …

Nihal Samir

Egypt introduced idea of celebrating Mother’s Day to Arab world

Egypt is one of the Arab countries that most pays attention to celebrations and events. Thus, Egypt was the first Arab country to introduce the idea of Mother’s Day to the Arab world. Egyptians have chosen one day a year to honour mothers and to express their appreciation for them since the Pharaonic era, by …

Daily News Egypt

Why does Egypt celebrate 16 March?

The march of Egyptian women is fraught with struggle to achieve their political and social rights. By stopping at some critical moments in the history of Egypt, observers can find that women’s movements, for nearly two centuries, have been able to be effective and to create change Egyptian women have struggled throughout history and proven …

Daily News Egypt

Egypt’s Harley Davidson bikers celebrate International Women’s Day

Hundreds of bikers gathered on Friday morning to celebrate International Women’s Day in the first female bike ride organised by Harley Davidson in Egypt with Misr Foundation for Health and Sustainable Development, and “Enty El Aham” campaign. The event was attended by several celebrities that joined to support the cause and raise people’s awareness about …

Daily News Egypt

UN Woman: Egyptian stock exchange knocks bell for women

The Egyptian stock exchange knocks bell for women today, on the occasion of celebrating the International Women’s Day, UN Women Country Representative in Egypt Blerta Aliko said in a press conference on Tuesday. UN women organised a visit to Minya governorate on Wednesday to meet a number of rural women who were helped to have …

Hagar Omran

How will different institutions in Egypt celebrate the IWD?

The eighth of March will bring together global governments, women organisations, businesses, and charities together under the banner of International Women’s Day (IWD), an event dedicated to celebrating to what extent women achieved success in society, politics, and economics. Meanwhile, the day has political roots due to strikes and protests that are often organised to …

Daily News Egypt

Why does the world celebrate International Women’s Day?

Every year on 8 March, the whole world celebrates the International Women’s Day (IWD), the aim of the day is to celebrate and to focus on women’s historic struggle for their rights. This worldwide event celebrates women’s achievements in all fields from the political to the social, while calling for gender equality. The world still …

Nihal Samir