Hosni Mubarak has been president of Egypt for 24 years, and repressive 'emergency laws' have been in force throughout. Finally, Egyptians have had enough. This is Ahdaf Soueif's diary of a long, hot summer of protest that shows no sign of ending.
This paper by Nehad Abu El-Komsan covers issues such as divorce, inheritance, travel abroad, 'orfi' marriages and the role of the Family Court. It includes case studies and an analysis of the recent amendments to the Personal Status Law.
The Egyptian Center for Women's Rights (ECWR) received the final results from phase one of the parliamentary election of 2005, in which only two women nominated in the first phase won from 28 election districts.
Divergent as competitors at the upcoming parliamentary elections may be, Reem Leila finds out, female under-representation is one thing they have in common.
Quite apart from international efforts to "rescue" women in the Middle East, female activists in Arab countries have been toiling for decades for reforms that achieve concrete gains for women.
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