CAIRO, March 1 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Egypt will
start registering millions of gig workers in order to offer them
health insurance and emergency state aid during the coronavirus
pandemic, which has taken a particularly heavy toll on the
nation's ad-hoc employees, officials said.
CAIRO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Egypt arrested a father and a retired nurse on Tuesday for carrying out female genital mutilation (FGM) on a 15-year-old girl, after announcing plans to toughen the penalty to 20 years.
CAIRO, Jan 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Egypt's cabinet
has toughened a law banning female genital mutilation (FGM) -
imposing jail terms of up to 20 years as part of efforts to
stamp out the ancient practice.
CAIRO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Two young Egyptian women whose jail sentences for posting on TikTok were overturned earlier this week will have to stay in prison for another two weeks and face human trafficking charges, a lawyer said on Friday.
CAIRO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When 83-year-old Farida El Choubachy ran for parliament in Egypt last year, she did not expect to win, let alone become the first woman in 42 years to preside over its opening session.
CAIRO, Jan 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An Egyptian
court on Tuesday ruled in favour of two female TikTok stars who
were jailed last year for accounts that were found to violate
family morals and for posting indecent videos.
ESNA, Egypt (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Lekaa El Kholy's father used to rub a little blackened engine oil onto her face and tell her to wear overalls when they went to the Egyptian city of Luxor to buy supplies for his car repair workshop.
CAIRO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - On a busy street corner in the Egyptian city of Alexandria, an open-air training camp for female weightlifters has been inspiring women to reach the top of the sport for two decades - smashing taboos in the process.
CAIRO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Sexual harassment is so common on Egypt's railways that many women avoid travelling by train, but a new initiative aims to make female passengers feel safer and embolden victims of abuse to report it.
SAINT CATHERINE, Egypt (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For years, Um Saad has been urging fellow Bedouins to tend their orchards and vegetable patches in the mountains of Egypt's South Sinai. It took a pandemic for them to listen to her.