Egypt’s largest religious institution, Al Azhar, has thrown its weight behind the view that ending verbal divorce is both inadmissible and unnecessary.
By Aswat MasriyaThursday 09-02-2017 12:37 PM
The Right Livelihood Foundation has set March 25 - 26 to give Egyptian Feminist and human rights defender Mozn Hassan its award , which is dubbed as the "Altern
By Aswat MasriyaFriday 03-02-2017 04:37 PM
Nearly five years ago, when Safaa* was 26 and a mother of two, she discovered that she had HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) - a disease which destroys the im
By Menna ZakiFriday 27-01-2017 02:46 PM
CAIRO, Jan 20 (Aswat Masriya) - Minister of Labour Mohamed Saafan said in press statements on Thursday the unemployment percentage among women exceeds 25%, "whi
By Aswat MasriyaFriday 20-01-2017 11:49 AM
Egyptian novelist Basma Abdel Aziz has been named as one of Foreign Policy magazine’s 100 Global Thinkers for 2016 for "telling an Orwellian tale".
By Aswat MasriyaTuesday 13-12-2016 02:05 PM
Egypt moved up four spots in the Global Gender Gap report as it ranked 132 out 144 instead of 136 in 2015.
By Aswat MasriyaThursday 27-10-2016 06:03 PM
The Suez Criminal Court released on Wednesday the mother of 17-year old Mayar Mousa who died during an Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) operation in May.
By Aswat MasriyaThursday 20-10-2016 01:08 PM
Egypt's National Council for Women will file a complaint against MP who proposed that female students undergo virginity tests before being admitted to college.
By Aswat MasriyaSunday 02-10-2016 01:55 PM
Egypt's female powerlifters scooped up five out of 12 medals won at this year's Paralympics held in Rio de Janeiro.
By Aswat MasriyaThursday 22-09-2016 02:19 PM
Nazra for Feminist Studies, along with its Founder Mozn Hassan, received the 2016 Right Livelihood Award, widely known as the "Alternative Nobel Prize."
By Aswat MasriyaThursday 22-09-2016 11:40 AM
Anti-sexual harassment initiatives and movements are absent from the streets for Eid due to the difficulty of receiving permits from the interior ministry
By Jihad AbazaWednesday 14-09-2016 06:43 PM
New anti-sexual harassment initiative entitled "Aman," aims to end sexual harassment and prove security and safety for women in Egypt
By Aswat MasriyaThursday 01-09-2016 04:48 PM
Egypt’s cabinet approved a draft amendment to the law against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), imposing harsher punishments on the practice, the health minister
By Aswat MasriyaSunday 28-08-2016 05:11 PM
Inspired by her will to oppose the injustice that faces girls like her, the Egyptian-Palestinian director Safia Baraka created the first Egyptian superheroine.
By Aswat MasriyaWednesday 17-08-2016 04:55 PM
Local rights groups criticised on Tuesday the legal provision on female genital mutilation (FGM) in its current format, proposing several amendments
By Nourhan Fahmy and Menna ZakiTuesday 02-08-2016 08:34 PM