Why Did Cairo Get Dubbed as the ‘Most Dangerous City for Women’?

Why Did Cairo Get Dubbed as the ‘Most Dangerous City for Women’?

BBC conducted a survey in 19 megacities (over 10 million people) where experts on women’s issues were asked about how well women were protected from sexual violence. The poll ranked London as the megacity that is most friendly to women, followed by Tokyo and Paris.     The following piece of news is not shocking by […]

Egypt’s Tourism Ministry Grants Hotels Permission to Ban Burkinis

Egypt’s Tourism Ministry Grants Hotels Permission to Ban Burkinis

  Summertime in Egypt means one thing: a burkini vs. bikini battle. For the past few years, some Egyptians have been quite vocal about their dislike for the burkini, with some claiming that it negatively affects the pools’ hygiene. Many, however, claim that this is a simple case of discrimination.   The situation has escalated […]

Horrific Video of Hundreds of Men Trying to Harass an Egyptian Woman in Zagazig

Horrific Video of Hundreds of Men Trying to Harass an Egyptian Woman in Zagazig

This is truly horrifying, disgusting and surpasses our worst nightmares. It is 2017 and sometimes it feels that Egypt is nothing but a jungle with some wild untamed scary predators. Social media has been taken aback by a vile video showing men gathered in the streets of Zagazig waiting for a woman to come out of […]

An Open Letter to the Fasting Sexual Harassers

An Open Letter to the Fasting Sexual Harassers

Its common, expected even,  disgusting nonetheless but sexual harassment in the Middle East is something myself and many women in the region have unfortunately become accustomed to. We all have our own ways of dealing with it: ignoring the harasser, talking back, or a good slap to the face. The thing is we thought we’d […]