Browsing Bint al-Nil Journal by Title

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  • Sabihah 
    Ibrahim Hassan, Ali (Bint Al Nil, 1949-05)
    This article features the life of Sabihah, wife of the scholarly Caliph al-Hakam al-Mustansir billah, Umayyad ruler of Andalusia. The Caliph’s patronage of learning gave his wife the opportunity to become involved in the ...
  • Bint Al Nil (Bint Al Nil, 1949-12)
    The article shows how schools in Spain bring up girls to be primarily good mothers, but if war breaks out between their country and another, they turn into soldiers fighting like men. The article describes a girls' school ...
  • Labib, Zainab (Bint Al Nil, 1950-12)
    This article features Malak Hifni Nassif (pseudonym, Bahithat al-Badiya, or Seeker in the Desert) and her role in the women’s enlightenment process. She was a woman of firsts: the first woman to get a degree from government ...
  • Shafik, Doria (Bint Al Nil, 1949-12)
    The article talks about a serious decision made by Bint al Nil Association, namely the eradication of illiteracy in both males and females. The author explains that the purpose is to shut off masculine grumblings that a ...
  • Shafik, Doria (Bint Al Nil, 1949-09)
    The article denounces a decision by the Minister of Education banning women’s participation in sport competitions. The author challenges the decision maintaining that women will fight for their stance no matter how long ...
  • Ibrahim Hasan, Ali (Bint Al Nil, 1949-11)
    The article is about "old Saniyyah", a true heroine. She played a great role during the Orabi Revolution. Unfortunately, history remembers only kings, not the soldiers. History knows only little about "old Saniyyah" for a ...
  • Bint Al Nil (Bint Al Nil, 1956-12)
    The article delves into the history of Egyptian women’s involvement in military efforts, tracing their participation in armed struggles where they fought side by side with men in defense of their country. The article hails ...
  • Bint Al Nil (Bint Al Nil, 1954-07)
    The article reviews community women-related news covering the past month from Egypt as well as the Arab and European countries.
  • Shafik, Doria (Bint Al Nil, 1949-07)
    The author counts among her duties the promotion of Egyptian women on her travels abroad. She points out that many of the government officials who represent Egypt abroad do not speak foreign languages, thus denying the ...
  • Bint Al Nil (Bint Al Nil, 1955-07)
    This article talks about women’s employment, arguing that in some cases girls are forced to work at the age of nine or ten in violation of the Egyptian Labor Law. The article blames labor syndicates for failing to fulfill ...
  • Bint Al Nil (Bint Al Nil, 1951-03)
    This article talks about the struggle of Turkish women to gain their rights and equality with men. During the Turkish war of liberation, women fought side by side with men. After the war ended, liberation movements emerged ...
  • Bint Al Nil (Bint Al Nil, 1951-11)
    This article addresses the men who oppose women’s rights and equality, although they are in great need of them. The working woman serves her community in a variety of ways; they are secretaries, doctors, nurses, teachers ...
  • Abdo, Ibrahim (Bint Al Nil, 1952-01)
    The article presents a review of the December events, including women’s engagement in the armed struggle against the British Occupation, and the liberation of Egypt’s transportation system from all traces of occupation.
  • Bint Al Nil (Bint Al Nil, 1952-02)
    The article covers a hunger strike organized by Dr. Doria Shafiq and members of the Bint Al Nil Union at the Press Syndicate headquarters in protest against women’s exclusion from the elections for a Constituent Assembly ...
  • El-Hadidi, Badr-Shah (Bint Al Nil, 1950-10)
    The article features the Princess Fadia Charity House, the first institution to be established by the Egyptian Society for Social Cooperation. The House is dedicated to serving and assisting youths and training them to be ...
  • Bint Al Nil (Bint Al Nil, 1950-09)
    The article features Egypt's first female engineers: Raouth Tadros and Amina El-Moghanni; both graduated from Fouad I University. The author maintains that the right place for women is at home, in the factory, field, school, ...
  • Shafik, Doria (Bint Al Nil, 1956-04)
    This article talks about the mission of journalism, being a school always open to the public opinion. It brings together all members of society and disseminates knowledge to all people alike. The author maintains that a ...
  • This Year 
    Shafik, Doria (Bint Al Nil, 1947-12)
    The article celebrates the third anniversary of Bint Al Nil, a journal which, according to its founder Doria Shafik, is non-profit and seeks to demonstrate that women can join men in serving Egypt and the entire Arab world. ...
  • Bint Al Nil (Bint Al Nil, 1952-10)
    The article sheds light on a recent community service effort by the Egyptian Ministry of Education. High-school girls were divided into three groups sent to three different villages. There, the girls were asked to examine ...
  • El-Basiouny, Hasan (Bint Al Nil, 1951-04)
    This article tackles one of the aspects in the conflict between women's movements and obsolete traditions that attempt to suffocate women's ability to compete with men in all walks of life. One of the most important examples ...