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 […]

HOPE: The Egyptian Organization That’s Rescuing Baladi Dogs

HOPE: The Egyptian Organization That’s Rescuing Baladi Dogs

Animal rights is an issue that is often looked down upon and made fun of in Egypt; it is seen as an extraneous privilege or luxury.   The general attitude of the Egyptian public opinion holds towards animal rights is that it is an elitist part-time occupation for Egyptian socialites.     All this, alongside […]

#SaveDinaAli: Why We Need to Talk About Honor Killings

#SaveDinaAli: Why We Need to Talk About Honor Killings

  On Monday, April 10th, Dina Ali — a 24-year-old Saudi woman— was off-loaded from her flight, detained for 13 hours without being officially charged with any crime, at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). Dina was traveling from Saudi Arabia to Australia via the Philippines hoping to seek asylum from her abusive family.   The Filipino […]

European Court of Justice: Companies CAN Ban Women for Wearing Hijab

European Court of Justice: Companies CAN Ban Women for Wearing Hijab

  Two women were fired from their jobs in France and Belgium for wearing headscarves. The case was brought to the European Court of Justice (EU’s version of the ICJ) and the court’s decision was a huge surprise for everyone, especially Muslim women.   The court ruled that it is within the rights of the […]

Egyptian Doctors Should Not Have to Protest For the Basic Right of Dignity

Egyptian Doctors Should Not Have to Protest For the Basic Right of Dignity

Thousands of Egyptian doctors have been protesting this week against police abuse and brutality. In an unprecedented solidarity move, the syndicate has expressed its anger after video footage surfaced of a doctor being assaulted by policemen. Last Friday, an urgent general assembly session was held discussing the recent abuses against the Matariya hospital doctors. The […]

Know Your Rights: The Rules of Dubai Nightlife

Know Your Rights: The Rules of Dubai Nightlife

Last week, two female members of our team encountered an unfortunate incident at one of the most popular clubs in Dubai, where they were harassed by a staff member posing as a manager. This brought up a very important question: What are our rights in clubs? Nightlife in Dubai is extremely popular and most people […]

Hanlbes Fasateen Campaign

Egypt has gone wild! Hanlbes Fasateen, or as they call it in English, We Will Wear Dresses, is a new Facebook campaign that’s been launched to prove that women still have power and rights in this country. The event will be taking place on the 24 of August, this campaign is made to encourage women […]