Shereen El Feki
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Shereen El Feki
Where I work, in the Arab region, people are busy taking up Western innovations and changing them into things which are neither conventionally Western, nor…
We were the outliers: my mother was the only Western woman (khawagayya, in Egyptian Arabic) to have married into the family, and during my childhood,…
The patriarchy is alive and well in Egypt and the wider Arab world. Just because we got rid of the father of the nation in…
Some countries have good laws, laws which could stem the tide of HIV. The problem is that these laws are flouted. Because stigma gives unofficial…
Social change doesn’t happen in the Arab region through dramatic confrontation, beating, or indeed, baring of breasts, but rather through negotiation.
Now there are laws in many parts of the world which reflect the best of human nature. These laws treat people touched by HIV with…
My mother’s family is Christian: her father was a Baptist lay preacher, and her brother, in a leap of Anglican upward mobility, became a vicar…
Laws that treat people living with HIV or those at greatest risk with respect start with the way that we treat them ourselves: as equals.…
In Egypt, where my research is focused, I have seen plenty of trouble in and out of the citadel. There are legions of young men…
I’m half Egyptian, and I’m Muslim. But I grew up in Canada, far from my Arab roots. Like so many who straddle East and West,…
I’m Egyptian and Muslim, but I grew up in the West, far from my Arab roots. I began ‘Sex and the Citadel’ to help outsiders…
Growing up, I came to love Egypt and respect Islam, but I never thought to go beyond the surface. Back in Canada, many of my…
Fulla is the Arab world’s answer to Barbie. Now, according to proponents of the clash of civilizations, Barbie and Fulla occupy these completely separate spheres.…
Egypt, once a melting pot of peoples, classes, cultures and religions, has, after 30 years of Mubarak’s rule, become a place of intolerance and distrust…
Civil society must be strengthened to help raise awareness among people living with HIV, and those at risk, of their rights, and to ensure they…
Although I was raised in Canada and the U.K., my roots are in Egypt through my father, in a family line that stretches back generations…
4Shbab has been dubbed Islamic MTV. Its creator, who is an Egyptian TV producer called Ahmed Abu Haiba, wants young people to be inspired by…
Where you criminalize people living with HIV or those at greatest risk, you fuel the epidemic.
Throughout its history, Islam has borrowed and adapted from other civilizations, both ancient and modern.
Part of my job at ‘The Economist’ was writing about HIV, and that included the grim task of reporting on the state of the global…
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