March 8th is IWD, and March 16th is Egyptian Women's Day which also coincides with the anniversary of the establishment of the first Egyptian Feminist Union
in 1928, the ambassador added.
She later established the Egyptian Feminist Union
and was the founding president of the Arab Feminist Union.The one thing all these iconic women leaders seem to have in common is refusing to stay in a box that society continually attempted to put them in.
"Culture and Theater against Discrimination" Logo - Photo Courtesy: The Egyptian Feminist Union
official Facebook page CAIRO -- 19 December 2017: Egyptian Feminist Union
and the committee of Culture and Theater against Discrimination gears up for the closing ceremony, running from January 25 to January 30, of one of their projects that is tackling the discrimination crisis in Egyptian society.
It will trace its progress up until the early 1920s when the Egyptian Feminist Union
(EFU) was formed.
The National Council for Women has been restructured; there is a new Egyptian Feminist Union
, and a number of coalitions made up of feminist nongovernmental organizations have been created.
In 1923, she founded the Egyptian Feminist Union
, affiliated to the IAWS.
This period saw a flowering of women's periodicals and the establishment of organizations like the Women's Ward Central Committee and the Egyptian Feminist Union
. Chapter five outlines women's participation in the nationwide anti-British protests of 1919.
According to Badran (1995a), unveiling, which had been of concern only to urban women, "had never been part of the EFU's (Egyptian Feminist Union
) formal agenda" (pp.
"Women's feminism," however, has a champion in Huda Sha'rawi, a contemporary of Qasim Amin's who founded the Egyptian Feminist Union
and two important women's periodicals, l'Egyptienne and alMisriyya.
In Egypt, for example, although the Egyptian Feminist Union
(EFU) had worked for an end to the harem system and women's exclusion from the public sphere (the dramatic gesture by Huda Sha'rawi and Saiza Nabarawi of removing their veils at the Cairo train station upon their return from the 1923 IAW's Rome Congress was seen as a public articulation of that goal, and likely contributed to Western obsession with the issue), the organization never advocated unveiling as part of its formal agenda.
The language of the agenda submitted by the Sha'rawi-led Egyptian Feminist Union
(EFU) to the government reiterates the reasoning that their feminist program is needed, not because of its inherent rightness, but because Egypt needs "to reach a level of glory and might like that reached by the civilized nations" (262).
In 1922, Egypt obtained a nominal independence from Great Britain, and the next year this group of women founded al-Ittihad al-nisa'i al-misri, the Egyptian Feminist Union
. Although its origin was aristocratic, the Egyptian Feminist Union
developed a following among women of a new elite that formed the audience for women's magazines.(4)