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Neivin Mamdouh, organizer in World Cup

Meet this female Egyptian World Cup organiser

The role of an Egyptian woman in the World Cup has not been limited to rooting for and supporting her national team, but it extended to include a role in organizing. Daily News Egypt spoke with the only female organiser of the host city volunteers (in Rostov-on-Don), whose name is Neivin Mamdouh. Mamdouh graduated from …

Nihal Samir

73.6 average female life expectancy in Egypt in 2017: CAPMAS

The Central Agency for Public Mobilisation and Statistics (CAPMAS) revealed that Egyptian female life expectancy at birth increased to 73.6 years, compared to 70.8 years for males, in 2017. Meanwhile, the average expectancy of females in 2006 was 69.1 years, while for males was 66.5 years. This came according to the CAPMAS report on the …

Nihal Samir

Female-led films at Cairo Cinema Days

The second edition of Cairo Cinema Days, screenings organised by Zawya Cinema, kicked off last Monday, aiming to highlight the productions of Arab cinema by presenting independent Arab films which critics praised and that participated in many regional and international festivals. The films will be screened from 23 to 30 April at several cinemas: Karim, …

Nihal Samir

Mishwar seeks expansion in Greater Cairo, recruiting 10,000 women

Mishwar Company launched its first training courses, to teach women driving cars, last week, within an initiative launched by the company last month under the name “Women Can Drive”. It aims to provide driving lessons for women and give them the chance to join the company’s Eve Department, which offers transportation services by female drivers. …

Daily News Egypt

India needs to take action against systematic gender discrimination

The barbaric rape and setting fire to a 15-year-old girl in India is just the latest in a continuous series of rapes across the country. Repeated cases of gang rape in India are not isolated incidents, but rather a reflection of widespread gender discrimination in the country. It is difficult to equate India’s rapid economic and technological development with such …

Cesar Chelala

People on the margin of New Suez Canal’s opening

Dreaming of open horizons of water and playing with miniature boats might have been the way young Marwa El-Slehdar spent her childhood nights, aspiring for a major that only men dominated. El-Slehdar who is the first and only shipmaster in Egypt added a new milestone to her outstanding resume last Thursday on the inauguration of …

Daily News Egypt

The weak, the strong and the boys: Female street children in Egypt

Children wearing dirty clothes and begging from pedestrians have become part of the daily impressions of the streets. With the rather recent increasing awareness, there are more and more debates about street children, how they live, what they need, what one should do when seeing them in the street. Girls are either pitied for not being able to conform to the gender norms, or despised for the exact same reason. Amira El Feky interviews a group of female street children, digging deeper into the different personalities and stories of those who take refuge in Egypt’s streets.

Daily News Egypt