Al-Ahram Weekly Online   15 - 21 March 2007
Issue No. 836
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

Marking Egyptian Women's Day, 16 March, Dina Ezzat looks into the main obstacles that impede the progress of women in their struggle for empowerment
Half moons
Nader Fergany, author of the last four UN Arab human development reports, reflects upon what it would take for Egyptian women to rise
It takes two wings to fly
Before a new dawn can break over Arab societies, women must rise above decades of injustice
As the United Nations celebrated International Women's Day on 8 March, the picture of women's rights -- or rather the lack thereof -- across the world carried many a similar feature to that of the status of Arab women...
A woman's vocation
Those who believe certain professions are out of bounds for women should think again. On the occasion of a British Council initiative to improve women's professional prospects, Amira El-Noshokaty interviews those who broke the mould
Who wears the trousers here?
Seven years after women were granted the right to divorce, the thought still rubs people the wrong way: Sara Abou Bakr finds out why

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