Al-Ahram Weekly Online   8 - 14 March 2007
Issue No. 835
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

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Forward, but slowly
Reviewing the fourth Arab Human Development Report, Hoda Badran notes that much remains to be done to enhance the role of women in the region
Gaps do exist
Haifa Abu Ghazaleh is a distinguished practitioner in the field of women's rights in the Arab world. Based in Jordan, Abu Ghazaleh is regional programme director of the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) Arab States Office. She spoke to Beyond about the regional aspect of women's empowerment. Here are excerpts from the interview
The woman beyond the machinery
Farkhonda Hassan tells Beyond's Seheir Kansouh-Habib that education, in all aspects, is the key to empowering women
Rights of representation
Women, individually and collectively, need to fight for their right to take a place in the political system, writes Mona Makram Ebeid
Visitation rights for children
Laws concerning visitation rights for parents should be amended to establish that children have rights too, writes Thanaa El-Shamy
A woman justice
Justice Tahany El-Gebaly reveals her staunch support for the principles of democracy, equality and respect for universal human rights in interview with Beyond's Samia Farid Shihata
The changing role of the first ladies
Samir Raafat reviews the lives of Egypt's first ladies
Towards gender equality
Sustained action is required to ensure equality of status and opportunity for Egyptian women. Reem Leila surveys several initiatives aimed at accomplishing this goal
Women in business
Using Egypt's untapped female entrepreneurial capacity is essential to the realisation broader national development goals, writes Carmen Niethammer
The spirit of change
Alia El-Bialy outlines the philosophy behind Cairo's upcoming and first Women's Film Festival
Commentary: A look at the women's machinery
The idea of women's empowerment in Egypt is present, but nodes within the current national support apparatus need to be energised and enhanced, writes Fatma Khafagy
Taking to the street
Simple participation in Egyptian public life remains subject to undeclared prohibition. Ghada Shahbender describes the challenges faced by those who refuse silence
Letter to the editor: On judicial independence
All branches of government have a stake in guaranteeing the independence of judges and courts, writes Justice Joseph Nadeau
Rays of hope
Street children are among the most vulnerable members of society, needing care and support like anyone else, writes Hana Aboulghar
Peace and plenty
Nevine Elibrachy describes the rationale of one organisation that uses networks of social redistribution as a means of bringing people together in tolerance

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