The majority of litigants facing family disputes are women and children, mostly from socially disadvantaged backgrounds. Divorced women in particular suffer to earn the right of guardianship and alimony.
March marks the celebration of Egyptian Mother’s Day and the International Women’s Day. This year, in the governorate of Aswan, we have also honored 100 mothers and families that have abandoned the practice of FGM.
Burning agricultural waste has been found to be one of the main causes of this harmful pollution. Many farmers have been burning leftover straws for ages, not knowing the proper ways to dispose and/or recycle them and believing that it is actually beneficial to burn them for farming.
Since 2006, Yosra El Sayed, a 25-year-old mother of a two, had been struggling for the survival of her small Bedouin handicraft shop, which competes against the big bazaars of Beer El Abed in Northwest Sinai.
Al Badary is a village in the heart of Assiut governorate in Upper Egypt. The small village made it to the news headlines in the past when the raging fire of vengeance between competing tribes spread wreaking havoc in the area.
Egypt has experienced a sharp rise of unemployment since the 2011 political transition, reaching 13.4% in early 2014, which is one of the highest levels in the past ten years, from an average of 8.9% in 2010.