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In New Egypt, Women Fear the Return of Legal Female Genital Mutilation

by Manar Ammar –Egypt– “I was weeping and called on my mother for help, but the worst shock of all was when I looked around and […]

Activism, Arts & Culture, Egypt, Feature Articles, FGM, Politics & Democracy, Women's Rights

Egyptian Elections: Economics and Politics Trump Women’s Rights

by Fernande van Tets and Aline Sara –Egypt– On Monday night it was announced that Mohamed Morsi and Ahmed Shafiq would progress to the run off […]

Egypt, Elections, Feature Articles, Politics & Democracy, Women's Rights

Tolerance Toward Spousal Abuse in Egypt Persists Post Revolution

by Manar Ammar –Egypt– When Marwa* arrived at the hospital, her left arm was dangling beside her body like a lifeless piece of cloth. After examination, […]

Criminal Justice, Domestic Violence, Egypt, Feature Articles, Feminism, Human Rights, Social Change, The World, Violence Against Women, Women's Rights

Bothaina Kamel: Revolutionary, Defender of Social Justice, and Egypt’s First Female Nominee

by Manar Ammar –Egypt– In a sea of local press coverage and media appearances of presidential nominees for Egypt’s upcoming election, Bothaina Kamel’s name is left […]

Egypt, Elections, Feature Articles, Human Rights, Media, Politics & Democracy, Uprisings, Women in Leadership

A Revolutionary Spirit: Fighting Against Injustice in Egypt

It is difficult to qualify exactly how I feel while watching the revolutionary fervor unfold on the streets of Cairo. On the one hand, I am […]

Egypt, The WIP Talk

In the Sinai Desert, Radio Sharm is Live and Well

by Victoria Aitken –UK– The Sinai desert has a new underground radio station – the only one to escape a ban on live radio transmissions – […]

Arts & Culture, Egypt, Feature Articles, Internet, Music, Technology

Life’s Work: Gudran Artistic Collective Promotes Culture as Development in Egyptian Fishing Town

by Michelle Chen – USA – The sun pounds down on El Max like a scalding flint. The tiny Egyptian fishing town bordering the Mediterranean seems […]

Activism, Art, Arts & Culture, Development, Egypt, Feature Articles

Cairo’s Garbage City

By Claire A. Williams, – USA – Because I over-think everything, when I see something particularly sad, it can sometimes take me forever to keep it […]

Animals & Environment, Christianity, Egypt, Feature Articles, Poverty, The World