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[24 Jan 2012 | 2 Comments | ]
Egypt: A Revolution in Women’s Rights Is Not Over

“In a lot of ways the needs of Egyptian women are the needs of all Egyptians.”
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Connection Point Manager Yasmina Mrabet interviews Dr. Laura Bier, professor at Georgia Tech, about her thoughts on the role of Islamic feminism and the challenges and opportunities for women in post-revolutionary Egypt. Her responses are below.
Can you tell us a little about your personal background, how you became interested in studying Islamic feminism, and the role of women in Egypt particularly?
I was getting my MA in Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Chicago. When …

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[19 Jan 2012 | 6 Comments | ]
A Woman Photographs the Revolution: Insights from Myriam Abdelaziz

Myriam Abdelaziz

“In Egypt when the authorities realized women are actually a threat, and maybe even more so than men, they started to react.”
Connection Point Manager Yasmina Mrabet interviewed photographer Myriam Abdelaziz about her work covering the revolution in Egypt. Her responses are below.
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What inspired you to photograph in Egypt and other Arab countries?
I’m originally from the region—I understand the culture and think there are many interesting stories to tell. There are a lot of stories that foreign photographers might not be able to understand or get and I feel it’s …

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[18 Jan 2012 | One Comment | ]
In Egypt, Celebrating Human Rights through Art

Yasmine Mahmoud Fakhry
Egypt
“It is time for us to build Egypt and contribute to peacebuilding and positive change, rather than engage in violence and create chaos.”
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This is a time of great turbulence in Egypt, during which the country has been shaken by violence and political instability and people have become increasingly desperate and frustrated every day.  This is especially true because the Egyptian media’s focus has been only on negative and disturbing news. In such a critical time, I seized the opportunity to engage my students at the College of Engineering …

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[22 Dec 2011 | One Comment | ]
Forging Democracy Is Messy: Dispatches from Egypt

Editor’s Note: We were disturbed by the violent images coming out of Egypt this week and last, and asked some of our contacts in the country for their take on the current situation. Two of the responses are found below.  Mirette Bahgat is currently working as an informal education coordinator and youth educator at Alwan Wa Awtar NGO, an arts-for-development organization situated in rural Cairo. Sherif Nasr is a doctor in Cairo.

Mirette Bahgat
Egypt
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Yesterday as I was going through Al-Jazeera blog Egypt, I found this anonymous comment on one of the …