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  • Shafik, Doria (Bint Al Nil, 1949-01)
    The article defines supporters and opponents of women’s cause. The author maintains that it is absolutely anti-revolution when politicians and MPs—all belonging to the 23 July Revolution—deny women their rights. The ...
  • Anton, Fayka (Bint Al Nil, 1949-01)
    The article urges women to seek employment, arguing that women’s employment does not have any negative effects on their femininity nor freedom. The author maintains that women can work in many different domains. They even ...
  • Zubaida 
    Bint Al Nil (Bint Al Nil, 1949-01)
    This article is dedicated to Zubaida, wife of Abbasid caliph, Haroon al-Rashid. She showed great interest in literature and science. The queen also had a passion for serving humanity which is highlighted in the article. ...
  • Shafik, Doria (Bint Al Nil, 1949-02)
    The article talks about the Bint Al Nil (Daughter of the Nile) Party. The author explains that the party's mission is to advocate women's rights and to respond to their social discontents which were left intact by Egyptian ...
  • Khentkaus 
    Ibrahim Hassan, Ali (Bint Al Nil, 1949-02)
    The article introduces Khentkaus, probably the daughter of Pharaoh Menkaure of the 4th Dynasty. The author sheds light on her life, kingly titles, great feats of engineering, and cultural contributions.
  • Bint Al Nil (Bint Al Nil, 1949-02)
    Nurses and nursing in general tends to evoke images of humble service and caring for the sick and infirm through compassion and love. The author maintains that if a nurse lacks beauty, knowledge and delicacy, then the ...
  • Al-Khansa 
    Ibrahim Hassan, Ali (Bint Al Nil, 1949-03)
    The article sheds light on al-Khansa who established an abiding reputation for being a strong-willed woman. She was so proud of her tribe that she rejected the marriage proposal of a very famous knight in favor of her ...
  • Abdo, Ibrahim (Bint Al Nil, 1949-03)
    The author welcomes the new women's party initiated by Dr. Doria Shafik, placing remarkable stress on the necessity of men's support. He maintains that the most critical responsibility of the newborn party is minor rights ...
  • Shafik, Doria (1949-03)
    The article sheds light on the accomplishments of the New Woman Society since its establishment in 1919. These include a school for girls and a sewing school to qualify top students to become fashion designers that match ...
  • Bint Al Nil (Bint Al Nil, 1949-03)
    The article is about the New Woman Society, its establishment, contributions and activities. The Society launched a school for underprivileged girls. the article sheds light on the unmatched demand on carpets woven by the ...
  • Kamel, Mahmoud (Bint Al Nil, 1949-04)
    The article is about the UN Committee for Women’s Rights. These include political rights such as equal-gender participation in national and international bodies ; cultural rights such as equal education opportunities; ...
  • Shafik, Doria (Bint Al Nil, 1949-04)
    The author argues that men have no reason to fear women’s freedom, maintaining that well-educated women recognize the importance of their remaining in the domestic sphere. In the end, she stresses that eventually women ...
  • Al-Hadidi, Badrshah (Bint Al Nil, 1949-04)
    The article focuses on the Charitable Organization of Princess Ferial established in 1941, and King Farouk’s fostering care. The author describes in elaboration the services rendered at the Organization, commending its ...
  • 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 ...
  • Shafik, Doria (Bint Al Nil, 1949-05)
    The author maintains that, contrary to what politicians seem to claim, the Bint al Nil Organization does not count taking up politics as a business among its goals. She further explains that their main goal is equal ...
  • Bint Al Nil (Bint Al Nil, 1949-05)
    The article explores the history of the Cairo Ladies Club; its establishment, terms of membership, activities (such as sewing) and support given to some charity houses. The Club issues a monthly newsletter to highlight its ...
  • Badr, Abdel-Meguid (Bint Al Nil, 1949-05)
    In this article, Abdel-Meguid Badr Pasha expresses his views on women’s political rights. Badr Pasha is in favor of settling for suffrage for the time being, maintaining that women’s representation in parliament should be ...
  • Shafik, Doria (Bint Al Nil, 1949-06)
    The article calls upon anti-feminists to heed the steep rise in divorce rates. According to newspapers, two thirds of marriages end up with divorce after only one year. The author maintains that Bint al-Nil magazine was ...
  • Shafik, Doria (Bint Al Nil, 1949-06)
    The article features details about the visit of Begum Liaquat Ali Khan to the headquarters of Bint Al Nil, where she was received by Dr. Doria Shafiq. The article also covers a press conference held by the journal on that ...
  • 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 ...