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World - International
12/25/2022 12:00:05 PM
The US has condemned the Taliban for ordering non-governmental groups in Afghanistan to stop employing women, saying the ban will disrupt vital and life-saving assistance to millions.

World - International
12/24/2022 6:05:24 PM
The Taliban government on Saturday ordered all foreign and domestic non-governmental groups in Afghanistan to suspend employing women, allegedly because some female employees didn't wear the Islamic headscarf correctly.

World - International
12/24/2022 3:58:06 PM
Taliban security forces used a water cannon to disperse women protesting the ban on university education for women on Saturday, eyewitnesses said, as the decision from the Taliban-led government continues to cause outrage and opposition in Afghanistan and beyond.

Egypt - Civil Society
12/23/2022 7:53:44 PM
Alexandra Kinias, founder of the Women of Egypt (WoEgypt) platform, one of the most popular initiatives in Egypt and the Middle East, spoke to Al-ahram Hebdo, Ahram Online French-language sister publication, about the creation, role and strategy of this initiative to strengthen and support women in Egypt.

Egypt - Foreign Affairs
12/23/2022 6:45:03 PM
Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Ahmed El-Tayyeb has called for the Taliban to reconsider their decision to ban Afghan women from accessing university education, saying the decision contradicts Sharia (Islamic law).

World - International
12/22/2022 6:26:38 PM
The Taliban's treatment of women and girls in Afghanistan may amount to "a crime against humanity", G7 foreign ministers said Thursday, demanding the ban on women attending university be reversed.

World - Region
12/22/2022 1:16:29 PM
A small group of Afghan women staged a defiant protest in Kabul on Thursday against a Taliban order banning them from universities, an activist said, adding that some were arrested.

Egypt - Society
12/21/2022 8:10:09 PM
Egypt's Grand Mufti Shawki Allam revealed on Wednesday that Dar Al-Ifta has issued more than 1,563,250 fatwas (religious edicts) during 2022, with family issues – related to family protection, marriage, and divorce -- occupying the first place among the various types of fatwas with 63 percent.

World - International
12/21/2022 12:57:35 PM
The Taliban have slowly returned to their hardline position against the education of women and their freedoms since their return to power in Afghanistan 16 months ago.

World - International
12/20/2022 10:28:15 PM
Afghanistan's Taliban rulers on Tuesday banned university education for females nationwide, as the hardline Islamists continue to crush women's right to education and freedom.

Al-Ahram Weekly - Focus
12/19/2022 4:49:55 PM
The Russia-Ukraine war has shed light on how women suffer the brunt of conflicts in the short and longer terms, writes Gihan Shahine

Sports - Omni sports
12/14/2022 12:30:18 PM
Egyptian weightlifter Sara Samir has won three gold medals in the Women's 76 category at the World Championships in Colombia on Wednesday.

Arts & Culture - Music
12/10/2022 6:03:17 PM
Spotify has celebrated the voice of Arab women, unveiling 2022 charts for female artists, listing Sheriene Abdel-Wahab as the most-streamed Egyptian female artist globally.

Life & Style - Health
12/10/2022 1:19:35 PM
Many women with two or three breast tumors can get by with lumpectomy surgery instead of having their whole breast removed, a new study suggests.

World - International
12/9/2022 6:01:07 PM
Turkey's Islamic-rooted ruling party on Friday submitted a constitutional amendment to parliament enshrining women's right to wear headscarves at work and in daily life, reviving a hugely divisive issue in the officially secular state.

Al-Ahram Weekly - Opinion
12/7/2022 11:20:45 PM
Iran’s women have risen up in revolt against the rule of the clerics in Iran, indicating that they are no longer willing to be ruled by a set of archaic laws.

Al-Ahram Weekly - Egypt
12/6/2022 11:05:59 PM
A bill combating violence against women is hoped to make its way through parliament, reports Mai Samih

World - Region
12/5/2022 7:06:46 PM
The United States on Monday said "nothing suggests" Iran is improving the treatment of women following reports Tehran was scrapping its notorious morality police amid a wave of civil unrest.

World - Region
12/3/2022 7:46:54 PM
Iran said Saturday it is reviewing a decades-old law that requires women to cover their heads, as it struggles to quell more than two months of protests linked to the dress code.

Al-Ahram Weekly - Egypt
12/3/2022 12:02:00 PM
The National Council for Women has launched this year’s 16-day campaign to combat violence against women.

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