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73.6 average female life expectancy in Egypt in 2017: CAPMAS

The Central Agency for Public Mobilisation and Statistics (CAPMAS) revealed that Egyptian female life expectancy at birth increased to 73.6 years, compared to 70.8 years for males, in 2017. Meanwhile, the average expectancy of females in 2006 was 69.1 years, while for males was 66.5 years. This came according to the CAPMAS report on the …

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Fadia Kiwan named new director general of Arab Women Organistion

The Arab Women Organisation (AWO) announced that Fadia Kiwan, the candidate from Lebanon, has been elected as its new director general for the period from 2018 to 2022, succeeding Mervat Tallawy from Egypt. This came during the 14th extraordinary meeting of the executive council of the AWO, where nominations for the post of director general …

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NCW to monitor women’s of women in Ramadan dramas, commercials

Based on the social responsibility of the National Council for Women (NCW), Suzan Al-Kalini, head of the media committee at the NCW, announced that the council has formed a committee to monitor the image of women in the series, commercials, and programmes to be screened on television during the holy month of Ramadan. During the …

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Microsoft Egypt launches campaign to train more than 1,500 Egyptian women

Microsoft Egypt launched a women’s empowerment campaign under the hashtag #MakeWhatsNext, aimed at motivating young women to develop their skills and discover various professions in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields. As part of the initiative, Microsoft Egypt collaborated with several governmental and non-governmental organisations around the world to organise a series of events …

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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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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