Your Gruesome Guide to Walking Like an Egyptian Woman

Your Gruesome Guide to Walking Like an Egyptian Woman

I was enjoying an evening with my friends, when the topic of exploring or going to Khan El Khalili was casually brought up by one of my girlfriends. The discussion progressed on and on about all the silver accessories we wanted to buy, and how gorgeous the place would be if we were to go […]

27% of Drug Users and Addicts in Egypt Are Women

27% of Drug Users and Addicts in Egypt Are Women

  Ever since Ramadan hit show Ta7t El-Saytara (Under Control) sneaked its way into every Arab’s heart and mind, the way people perceive drugs has never been the same. You always think it’s just this one time with your friends; what’s the worst that can happen? It’s just a party drug after all. Then it’s a […]

Marital Rape Is Legal, and Here Is What You Need to Know About It

Marital Rape Is Legal, and Here Is What You Need to Know About It

I will not beat around the bush with this topic nor write some creative introduction. This is because the issue at stake will not bear the kind of confusion that may occur due to wordy introductions.     I was watching a popular Egyptian talk show once, and the topic was marital rape. I remember […]

VIDEO: Ethiopian Worker Survives Fall from Seventh Floor in Kuwait

VIDEO: Ethiopian Worker Survives Fall from Seventh Floor in Kuwait

by Rana Elhawary

  Last week, we published an article discussing a video that emerged on social media featuring an Ethiopian domestic worker hanging from a window sill, and asking for the help of her female employer. We all watched in horror as this Kuwaiti female employer did nothing, but stand there and film the domestic worker, as […]

When Will the Mistreatment of Domestic Workers Stop in the Middle East?

by Rana El Hawary

  Last weekend, a video began to circulate on social media platforms, containing footage of an Ethiopian domestic worker in a Kuwaiti household hanging onto a window sill (from the seventh floor). The Ethiopian woman asked for help from her female employer, to no avail.   Aside from calling the worker “majnoona” (crazy) in the […]

Horrific Video Shows an Egyptian Teacher Punching and Slapping a Student

Horrific Video Shows an Egyptian Teacher Punching and Slapping a Student

A horrific video of a student being physically abused by his teacher just surfaced on Facebook and we are speechless. A couple of days ago, Hossam Abdelwahed posted the footage and it is still not clear when or where this happened. Apparently, one of the students threw something at him, you can hear the teacher asking who […]

Domestic Worker Burnt by Lebanese Employer Finally Loses Battle to Stay Alive

Domestic Worker Burnt by Lebanese Employer Finally Loses Battle to Stay Alive

By Souad Lazkani

  The poor treatment of immigrant workers in Lebanon has reached an ultimate low with this Lebanese family (whose name is yet unknown). According to Face2Face Africa, Mary Kibawana Kamajo, an African domestic helper, alleges that she was burnt by her Lebanese employers.   It was April 17 when her Lebanese employers randomly attacked her with a gas […]

Jordanian Women Imprisoned for Their Own Protection from Abusive Homes

Jordanian Women Imprisoned for Their Own Protection from Abusive Homes

  The investments and progressions being made in the Middle East are giving us hope for a better and brighter future for the region. Despite the many advancements being made in a variety of sectors but seems to be lacking in one in particular that desperately needs attention. When a woman’s life is in danger in Jordan, […]

11 Fat Defining Moments that Show How Terrible Body Shaming Really Is

11 Fat Defining Moments that Show How Terrible Body Shaming Really Is

By Eman El Koshairy

  Place: Kindergarten class Age: 4 New girl pointing to the empty seat next to me: “No I don’t want to sit next to her or be her friend… she’s fat” I was still making sense of this world, barely walking and talking my way through life, when I learned a harsh truth: What some […]

You Have to See This Domestic Abuse Billboard Stopping Traffic in Cairo

You Have to See This Domestic Abuse Billboard Stopping Traffic in Cairo

  Egypt is no stranger to domestic violence and emotional abuse and it’s unfathomable that until this day we are not shedding enough light on this crisis occurring in Egyptian households. Victims of violence are afraid of speaking the truth, never stand up against the exploitation, continuously allow people to hurt them because they simply do not […]