Don’t miss the Cairo Opera House’s Creative Egypt salon

Reham El-Adawi , Friday 4 Jun 2021

The Cairo Opera House
The Cairo Opera House

American University in Cairo

AUC New Cairo

Bassily Auditorium

Mon 14 June, 1-2pm (GMT+2), doors close at 12.55pm: “How Do We Enhance the Policy and Legal Framework to Combat Violence Against Women?”, is part of the AUC SpeakUp Dialog Series.

It is a shame that acts of violence against women continue to thwart their freedom and advancement. Hear from the experts as they share their views on developing effective legal reform to prevent violence against women. Speakers: Soraya Bahgat '06, Consultant and Advocate for Women and Girls
and Esther Waweru, Senior Legal Advisor Legal Equality, Equality Now.
(Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Livestreaming will be also available in adjacent halls in case of attendance overflow. All precautions will be taken to ensure the safety of guests, including mandatory wearing of masks, social distancing and limited capacity in the hall).

Cairo Opera House

Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Tel 02 2737 0602/2736 0361, box office 02 2739 0132/0144

Small Hall

Wed 9, 8pm: Creative Egypt salon.  

French Cultural Institute

The Institute has launched its new website at the beginning of 2021. You can visit it through this link:

The new website is carefully designed to meet your requirements and facilitate access to information. It is also fast, easy to use, and offers a variety of content and new ways to communicate with the institute. With one click, you can view the spaces devoted to French language courses, Arabic language courses, various events in all branches (exhibitions, conferences, and cultural events). In addition to contacting the institute directly by sending your messages to any of its sectors through its website. If you have difficulty completing the French language courses at the headquarters of the French Institute in Egypt in Mounira, Heliopolis, New Cairo, Sheikh Zayed and Alexandria, you can continue them online. It takes the health of its customers very seriously and has implemented strict health measures to provide you with the best possible educational conditions. Wearing a mask is mandatory for all and physical spacing is respected in the classroom and in the building. 

For more information flock to the institute’s website[email protected]
You can choose the branch you prefer and see the French language courses for adults and children that are appropriate for you and register there. You can also call the institute at the following numbers: 01205558639/01227484951/
01222196984, from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

Italian Cultural Institute 

Italy is celebrating the 700th death anniversary of Dante Alighieri, from 12 March to 4 July 2021. On the occasion of Dante’s anniversary, the deadline for the competition for schools and universities extended to 17 June, for more information, go to the IIC website. Also, the Italian Institute continues to post videos in Arabic with translations from Dante Alighieri’s masterpiece The Divine Comedy to bring the Arab-speaking public closer to the work of the supreme poet. Videos are directed by Giabluca Barbadori, with the special participation of Ashraf Farouk, Amir Salaheddin, Sherine Hegazy, and Sara El-Mokadem.

*A version of this article appears in print in the 3 June, 2021 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly

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