Virginity as an entry requirement to universities in Egypt

Virginity as an entry requirement to universities in Egypt

Egyptian lawmaker and MP Ilhami Agena has called for mandatory virginity screenings for all women seeking admission to university.   Women’s rights group the National Council for Women was incensed by the suggestion and protested against it. The state-sanctioned group demands the expulsion of Agena and further criminal investigation into...

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Clearing the Mind on Lake Nasser, Egypt

For six-days, not a cloud in the sky, neither sight nor sound of an airplane, no village or shop, no road or tree, just the tranquil Lake Nasser, surrounded by the endless desert landscape of sand dunes and rocky pyramidical features suggesting a volcanic past. There aren’t many places in...

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Shubbak A Window Shining Light on Contemporary Arab Culture

Shubbak A Window Shining Light on Contemporary Arab Culture

Shubbak when translated, means “window “. The name was the name of a Festival which is devoted to a deeper cultural exchange between the Arab World and Britain. This is the first of its kind in Europe and it was initiated by Boris Johnson, Mayor of London. The Festival provided...

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