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Huda Lutfi will talk about female representation in Cairo’s street art during the revolution under the headline "Gender Representation and Graffiti Art post January 2011".
Danish DJ and artist Katrine Ring will introduce Huda Lutfi and facilitate the discussion upon Huda Lutfi’s presentation. The Danish Egyptian Dialogue Institute and KVINFO are arranging the event that is free, open for all, in English and will take place on Oct. 23rd at KVINFO’s library.
Read more about the event (in Danish)
Read an interview with Huda Lutfi at womendialogue.org
The rest of the family men envy him, as their poor illiterate wives are “so ugly that they will be used on judgment day to scare the infidels.”
The scene from the TV show “Our Master, Sayed” is among many offensive ones in this year’s Ramadan TV dramas, where women are constantly portrayed as sex objects and polygamous men shown as attractive.
Read more at awid.org
Read more about women's images in this year's ramadan tv at patheos.com
A conference on feminism and Islam will take place in Cairo 17-18 March 2012. The conference "Feminism and Islamic Perspectives: New Horizons of Knowledge and Reform" aims to stir debate on the subject and to exchange experiences regarding Muslim women’s issues in the Arab region and in a European context.
From early to late summer in 2010, the Danish Egyptian Dialogue Institute and KVINFO, the Danish Center for Information on Gender, Equality and Ethnicity helped develop a new agenda for working with gender equality in Egypt and the Arab world through the project "Changing Masculinities, Changing Communities". As parts of the project, a workshop for young filmmakers in Cairo and an academic roundtable discussion in Cairo about the definition of "masculinity" in the Arabic language were conducted. The sessions were taped and edited and can now be seen here.
How do you feed, nurse, talk to and stimulate your newly born baby in the most sensible way, and how do you prepare optimally on parenthood during pregnancy and upon delivery? Those are questions that new Arab mothers and mothers to be have now a new source of answers to – apart from the advice that your own family and relatives can offer.
The new source is online and compiled of expertise and advice offered by professionals, such as physicians, nutritionists and psychologists. The Egypt-based website SuperMama was launched last fall by Yasmine al-Mehairy and Zeinab Samir. It is in Arabic and English and unique in the manner that its content is adjusted to fit Arabs' normal lifestyles. A vital point in the formation process of the site was a 3-month internship training in Denmark in entrpreneurship.