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In Egypt, family planning unit works to ensure continuity of services amid pandemic

CAIRO, Egypt – This year, Nashwa Mohamed has adopted a new ritual at work: She sits at her desk,…

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For pregnant COVID-19 patients in Egypt, a safe place to deliver

CAIRO, Egypt – As soon as she started her ninth month of pregnancy, Mayada Reda started coughing…

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Youth mobilize to support Egypt’s front-line health workers

CAIRO, Egypt – “Every morning we meet with the intention of packing as many kits as we can, to be…

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When health workers harm: the medicalization of female genital mutilation in Egypt

CAIRO, Egypt – Female genital mutilation has been outlawed in Egypt for more than a decade, but it…

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“Your voice is your weapon”: Taking on sexual harassment in Egypt

CAIRO, Egypt – “Your fear is controlling you,” instructor Amany Abdel-Aal told a roomful of women…

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Efforts to end FGM must be intensified, leaders urge

UNITED NATIONS, New York/ASSIUT, Egypt – “I will soon be the happy mother of a baby girl,” Shaimaa…

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Local Egyptian heroine aims to end “huge” suffering caused by FGM

ASSIUT, Egypt – In her daily life, Hoda Hamed, is a quiet 37-year-old kindergarten teacher. But…

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