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A journalist, a researcher and a writer who focuses on gender issues. She has won a number of awards, including the Sawiris Cultural Award.

4 Articles by this author

Beaten, Burned and Confined: the Misery of a Transgender Girl in Egypt

Beaten, Burned and Confined: the Misery of a Transgender Girl in Egypt

"With both hands she pulled me towards her and hugged me, as I have always wished to be held. She reassured me that everything would…

Eat and Don’t Pay: How Egyptians Deal With Rising Prices

Eat and Don’t Pay: How Egyptians Deal With Rising Prices

In a large store frequented by Egypt’s middle and upper-middle class, the decline in customers was noticeable. A woman, clutching her son in-hand, attempts to…

The Lifestyle of a Cairene Prostitute at the Turn of the Twentieth Century

The Lifestyle of a Cairene Prostitute at the Turn of the Twentieth Century

Her last client has consummated his want; she arises, disheveled, out of the hole in the dirt ground designated for her to fulfill her purpose.…

Children Are Expensive, Condoms are Cheaper: The Disappearance of Contraceptives in Egypt

Children Are Expensive, Condoms are Cheaper: The Disappearance of Contraceptives in Egypt

Condoms are now the only solution for Egyptian women looking for contraceptives. Those in search for contraceptive pills are met with a single response: “Save…