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New $1bn initiative by World Bank to enable women’s entrepreneurship

The World Bank Group is launching a new facility to raise over $1 billion to fund women’s entrepreneurship and provide aspiring businesswomen in developing countries with more access to finance markets. The announcement comes as part of the activities of the G20 leaders’ summit that is currently taking place in the German city of Hamburg, …

Daily News Egypt

2017: a new era for hijabi women in fashion

Walking in mega shopping malls around the Arab world is often a journey among the world’s number one commercial campaigns. From ethnic models to Caucasian women and men that equally fail to relate to Middle Eastern beauty aesthetics, shop windows and flashy ads often display an obvious neglect of many countries and ethnicities. Manal Rostom …

Nayera Yasser

Women and their day

On 8 March 1857, thousands of women went out to protest on the streets of New York against the inhumane conditions under which they were forced to work. Even though police intervened to disperse the protests, it still managed to make officials to look into the problems of working women. On 8 March 1908, thousands …

Mohamed Samir

Women constitute 22.5% of total labour force: CAPMAS

Between 2014 and 2015, illiteracy rate decreased from 33.1% to 27.3% among females and from 17.8% to 14.7% among males, according to the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS), which issued a press release on the occasion of the International Women’s Day, celebrated on 8 March. CAPMAS noted that the unemployment rate reached …

Hossam Mounir

Women’s gyms lay bare limits of Saudi reforms

A Saudi decision to license within weeks the kingdom’s first women-only gyms constitutes progress in a country in which women’s rights are severely curtailed. It also lays bare the limitations of Deputy Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman’s plan for social and economic reforms that would rationalise and diversify the kingdom’s economy. Restrictions on what activities …

James Dorsey

I Want a Divorce tackles women’s struggles in Egyptian society

Over the past few years, we have licensed to some terrifying statistics about the rapidly increasing numbers of divorce cases. The Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) recently estimated one divorce is filed every four minutes. Although divorce is considered a mutual responsibility between husband and wife in many countries, women are still …

Rana Khaled

Mishwar seeks expansion in Greater Cairo, recruiting 10,000 women

Mishwar Company launched its first training courses, to teach women driving cars, last week, within an initiative launched by the company last month under the name “Women Can Drive”. It aims to provide driving lessons for women and give them the chance to join the company’s Eve Department, which offers transportation services by female drivers. …

Daily News Egypt

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In Pictures: March held at Cairo University on Arab Women’s Day

Cairo University held a march on Wednesday on the occasion of Arab Women’s Day, celebrated on 1 February. The march was organised by the university president and the National Council for Women Rights in solidarity with displaced and refugee women in the Arab region. The purpose of the Arab Women’s Day is to assure the …

Daily News Egypt

4 Egyptian women qualify for squash J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions’ quarterfinals

After the second round ended, four Egyptian female squash champions—Nour El-Sherbini, Nouran Gohar, Omneya Abdel Kawy, and Raneem El-Welily—made it to the 2017 J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions’ quarterfinals. The four Egyptian champions were the ones who represented Egypt at the 2016 Women’s World Team Squash Championships celebrated in December. They made Egypt proud by …

Maya Nawar

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Sports and Youth Affairs Ministry honours Egyptian Women’s squash team

The Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs honored on Sunday the Egyptian women’s squash team that represented Egypt at the 2016 WSF World Team Squash Championships. The ceremony, held at the ministry’s headquarters, honoured Nour El-Sherbiny, Omneya Abdel Kawy, Raneem El-Welily, and Nouran Gohar. All four athletes are also being given EGP 75,000. The team …

Maya Nawar