|Al-Ahram Weekly On-line
1 - 7 March 2001
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A decade of surprises
HOW WOULD we mark the tenth year of Al-Ahram Weekly's life? The niggling question presented itself when we realised the fateful date was drawing nigh. The possibilities seemed endless: far too much has happened, in the brief space of a decade, to make an exhaustive recapitulation possible, let alone desirable. --read on--
The meaning of emancipation
Train of thought
Speaking for the other half
One law for all
'A moment of anger'
Critical tools, wise investments
No masters, no slaves
Bound by the blank
Huda Sha'rawi is generally recognised as the first champion of Egyptian women's rights in the modern era. Her successors, however, have been no less formidable, whether endeavouring, like Sha'rawi, to carve out a space for women in the public arena, or turning their efforts to the material improvement of their less privileged sisters' lot.
Working in education or healthcare, spreading awareness through the media or simply offering their own pioneering achievements as examples of what women can do, they have all contributed to promoting equality.
In the 10 years of its existence, the Weekly has presented many of these extraordinary women to its readers through the Profile section. Here are a few of the most memorable faces
Letter from the Editor
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