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Oct. 30, 2017, 6:39 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1, GP-DATA-3

"Even though there are no Nubian women in the Egyptian parliament, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi appointed Makkah Abd al-Ilahi Abd al-Mawli as the Nubian women's representative to the National Council for Women"(para 15)
Oct. 30, 2017, 6:39 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: SMES-DATA-3

"Following up, [Wahibah] Saleh said, 'Nubian society is an open society from the inside. There is a great deal of integration between women and men. Women are not forced into marrying and have the right to live alone, but not to marry a non-Nubian'"(para 12)
Oct. 30, 2017, 6:39 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Asma Mahmoud, the organizer of the Alternatives Forum in Cairo, told Al-Monitor that discussion of the issue of marriage of Nubian women outside of their societies is met with severe hostility. 'I found it extremely difficult to deal with non-Nubians. All of my friends were Nubians, and I was afraid to speak with anyone else' she said. 'I believed that Nubians were the greatest people on the earth, but my perspective changed, and I made friends with people from other provinces [in Egypt]'"(para 3)."Wahibah Saleh, a senior archaeological inspector in Dahshur, produced a film on the Ahwal Masriyah website titled 'The clash between Nubian women and marital traditions.' The film ...more
Oct. 30, 2017, 6:39 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

"Some Nubian women have left their region's villages to make their own way, either by completing their studies or seeking out new job opportunities, and have succeeded in integrating into the world outside their societies. Others remain constrained by Nubia's traditional mores and customs. Still others have gradually moved away from those traditions"(para 1)
Oct. 30, 2017, 6:39 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-2

"Others remain constrained by Nubia's traditional mores and customs. Still others have gradually moved away from those traditions. Nevertheless, the bonds of marriage continue to stand, as families insist that Nubian women marry Nubian men in order to preserve the Nubian heritage throughout their lives, according to accounts given by Nubian girls to Al-Monitor"(para 1)."Following up, [Wahibah] Saleh said, 'Nubian society is an open society from the inside. There is a great deal of integration between women and men. Women are not forced into marrying and have the right to live alone, but not to marry a non-Nubian'"(para 12)
Oct. 30, 2017, 6:39 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"Some Nubian women have left their region's villages to make their own way, either by completing their studies or seeking out new job opportunities, and have succeeded in integrating into the world outside their societies. Others remain constrained by Nubia's traditional mores and customs. Still others have gradually moved away from those traditions"(para 1)."Regarding the change taking place in the acceptance of women leaving Nubia, she [Asma Mahmoud] said, 'Few Nubians accept the idea of a woman studying or working outside of her environment, though it's commonplace to live abroad with one's husband or first-degree relative'"(para 5)."She [Asma Mahmoud] pointed out that 'the Nubian daughter works in many areas in ...more
Oct. 30, 2017, 6:39 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-2

"Saleh justifies the stress that the Nubian culture lays on Nubian women marrying Nubian men, saying, 'Part of the Nubian heritage is collapsing, with the demise of the language, and so the society is attempting to preserve its existence through its customs and traditions.' She noted that "Nubian men think it’s preferable for a Nubian woman to marry the son of a [Nubian] security guard rather than the son of a non-Nubian minister, [even if it means] a Nubian woman with a Ph.D. might end up marrying a Nubian man who hasn't even graduated middle school'"(para 10)."She [Wahibah Saleh] believes that the internet has succeeded in changing Nubians in a ...more
Oct. 30, 2017, 6:39 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-3

"Saleh justifies the stress that the Nubian culture lays on Nubian women marrying Nubian men, saying, 'Part of the Nubian heritage is collapsing, with the demise of the language, and so the society is attempting to preserve its existence through its customs and traditions.' She noted that 'Nubian men think it’s preferable for a Nubian woman to marry the son of a [Nubian] security guard rather than the son of a non-Nubian minister, [even if it means] a Nubian woman with a Ph.D. might end up marrying a Nubian man who hasn't even graduated middle school'"(para 10)."She [Wahibah Saleh] believes that the internet has succeeded in changing Nubians in a ...more
Oct. 30, 2017, 6:39 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-1

"Even though there are no Nubian women in the Egyptian parliament, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi appointed Makkah Abd al-Ilahi Abd al-Mawli as the Nubian women's representative to the National Council for Women"(para 15)
Oct. 30, 2017, 6:39 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: DLB-DATA-1, ATFPA-PRACTICE-1

"She [Asma Mahmoud] stressed that 'there is a sharp distinction between men and women; it's incumbent on Nubian women to be at their fathers’, brothers’ or husbands’ beck and call all the time'"(para 5)
Oct. 30, 2017, 6:39 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1, AOM-DATA-1, MABFC-DATA-1

"She [Asma Mahmoud] pointed out that 'the Nubian daughter works in many areas in Cairo, but in Nubia itself, the fields [open to them] are more constrained, particularly since they marry at a young age'"(para 5)
Oct. 30, 2017, 6:39 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: ASR-PRACTICE-1

"Some Nubian women have left their region's villages to make their own way, either by completing their studies or seeking out new job opportunities, and have succeeded in integrating into the world outside their societies. Others remain constrained by Nubia's traditional mores and customs. Still others have gradually moved away from those traditions"(para 1)."She [Asma Mahmoud] pointed out that 'the Nubian daughter works in many areas in Cairo, but in Nubia itself, the fields [open to them] are more constrained, particularly since they marry at a young age'"(para 5)
Oct. 30, 2017, 6:39 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"She [Fatima Imam] addresses the challenges facing Nubian women, foremost among them the issue of genital mutilation, women's weak position in political affairs and the absence of a Nubian feminist movement in the public space, as well as the Islamization of society through the imposition of abayas (loose overgarments) on women'"(para 18)
Oct. 30, 2017, 6:39 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

"She [Asma Mahmoud] stressed that 'there is a sharp distinction between men and women; it's incumbent on Nubian women to be at their fathers’, brothers’ or husbands’ beck and call all the time'"(para 5)."Fatima Imam, a translator, researcher and human rights activist on Egyptian women's issues, noted in remarks to Al-Monitor that Nubian women have suffered a decline in stature within Nubian society. Women once held authority and managed the Nubian economy to such an extent that men would be referred to by their mothers' names. But Imam has been saddened by the return of a chauvinist culture once again to Nubia, one of the consequences of the siege on ...more
Oct. 30, 2017, 6:39 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-3

"She [Fatima Imam] addresses the challenges facing Nubian women, foremost among them the issue of genital mutilation, women's weak position in political affairs and the absence of a Nubian feminist movement in the public space, as well as the Islamization of society through the imposition of abayas (loose overgarments) on women"(para 18)
Oct. 30, 2017, 6:39 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: MISA-PRACTICE-1

"Saleh related to Al-Monitor the story of her marriage to a non-Nubian man. 'I was looking for an independent person compatible with my ambitions, and I met a poet and journalist in the Cultural Center of Cairo, someone with an open mind. It fell on me, the task of telling my family, so I moved there for a year in order to convince them. I began my battle with my father, who refused, and I used every tool I could to persuade him.' She noted that she ended up having to go to a psychologist to cope with the psychological pressures that it put her under. 'I married with the ...more
Oct. 30, 2017, 6:39 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

"Others remain constrained by Nubia's traditional mores and customs. Still others have gradually moved away from those traditions. Nevertheless, the bonds of marriage continue to stand, as families insist that Nubian women marry Nubian men in order to preserve the Nubian heritage throughout their lives, according to accounts given by Nubian girls to Al-Monitor"(para 1)."The area's geographic isolation and linguistic distinctiveness reinforces the importance of Nubian women marrying Nubian men. On the other hand, Nubian men are often free to marry whomever they desire. Some women believe in the importance of marrying a Nubian man in the conviction that they are the only ones capable of protecting them, while comparatively ...more
Oct. 30, 2017, 6:39 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: INFIB-PRACTICE-1

"The film she [Wahibah Saleh] produced does not seek to encourage Nubians to opt out of the bonds of marriage from the outside. As she said, 'Whoever seeks that must understand that they are fighting a long-term war.' She also does not believe that the marriage of Nubian women to Nubian men is a crime, like female genital mutilation"(para 14)."She [Fatima Imam] addresses the challenges facing Nubian women, foremost among them the issue of genital mutilation, women's weak position in political affairs and the absence of a Nubian feminist movement in the public space, as well as the Islamization of society through the imposition of abayas (loose overgarments) on women. ...more
Oct. 30, 2017, 6:39 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-6

"Others remain constrained by Nubia's traditional mores and customs. Still others have gradually moved away from those traditions. Nevertheless, the bonds of marriage continue to stand, as families insist that Nubian women marry Nubian men in order to preserve the Nubian heritage throughout their lives, according to accounts given by Nubian girls to Al-Monitor"(para 1)."The area's geographic isolation and linguistic distinctiveness reinforces the importance of Nubian women marrying Nubian men. On the other hand, Nubian men are often free to marry whomever they desire. Some women believe in the importance of marrying a Nubian man in the conviction that they are the only ones capable of protecting them, while comparatively ...more
Oct. 30, 2017, 6:39 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: CWC-DATA-4

"Some Nubian women have left their region's villages to make their own way, either by completing their studies or seeking out new job opportunities, and have succeeded in integrating into the world outside their societies. Others remain constrained by Nubia's traditional mores and customs. Still others have gradually moved away from those traditions"(para 1)."Regarding the change taking place in the acceptance of women leaving Nubia, she [Asma Mahmoud] said, 'Few Nubians accept the idea of a woman studying or working outside of her environment, though it's commonplace to live abroad with one's husband or first-degree relative'"(para 5)
Oct. 30, 2017, 6:39 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"Wahibah Saleh, a senior archaeological inspector in Dahshur, produced a film on the Ahwal Masriyah website titled 'The clash between Nubian women and marital traditions.' The film discussed for the first time the battle waged by Nubian women with their families over marriage to non-Nubian men. Saleh related to Al-Monitor the story of her marriage to a non-Nubian man"(para 8-9)
Oct. 30, 2017, 6:39 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"Some Nubian women have left their region's villages to make their own way, either by completing their studies or seeking out new job opportunities, and have succeeded in integrating into the world outside their societies. Others remain constrained by Nubia's traditional mores and customs. Still others have gradually moved away from those traditions"(para 1)."Regarding the change taking place in the acceptance of women leaving Nubia, she [Asma Mahmoud] said, 'Few Nubians accept the idea of a woman studying or working outside of her environment, though it's commonplace to live abroad with one's husband or first-degree relative'"(para 5)."She [Fatima Imam] says she was under pressure from her family because of her ...more
Oct. 30, 2017, 6:39 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1

"Wahibah Saleh, a senior archaeological inspector in Dahshur, produced a film on the Ahwal Masriyah website titled 'The clash between Nubian women and marital traditions.' The film discussed for the first time the battle waged by Nubian women with their families over marriage to non-Nubian men"(para 8)."Saleh related to Al-Monitor the story of her marriage to a non-Nubian man. 'I was looking for an independent person compatible with my ambitions, and I met a poet and journalist in the Cultural Center of Cairo, someone with an open mind. It fell on me, the task of telling my family, so I moved there for a year in order to convince them. ...more
Oct. 30, 2017, 6:39 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-9

"[Asma] Mahmoud described the current generation as 'rebelling' against Nubian customs and traditions. She said the youth reject some such customs; for example, the exorbitant costs of marriage that include buying about 100,000 Egyptian pounds' ($11,300) worth of gold"(para 6)
Oct. 30, 2017, 6:39 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: DSFMF-PRACTICE-2

"The area's geographic isolation and linguistic distinctiveness reinforces the importance of Nubian women marrying Nubian men. On the other hand, Nubian men are often free to marry whomever they desire"(para 2)
Oct. 30, 2017, 6:39 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

"Some Nubian women have left their region's villages to make their own way, either by completing their studies or seeking out new job opportunities, and have succeeded in integrating into the world outside their societies"(para 1)."Regarding the change taking place in the acceptance of women leaving Nubia, she [Asma Mahmoud] said, 'Few Nubians accept the idea of a woman studying or working outside of her environment, though it's commonplace to live abroad with one's husband or first-degree relative'"(para 5)."Following up, [Wahibah] Saleh said, 'Nubian society is an open society from the inside. There is a great deal of integration between women and men. Women are not forced into marrying and ...more
Oct. 30, 2017, 6:39 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2, RCDW-PRACTICE-1, RCDW-LAW-1

"She [Fatima Imam] addresses the challenges facing Nubian women, foremost among them the issue of genital mutilation, women's weak position in political affairs and the absence of a Nubian feminist movement in the public space, as well as the Islamization of society through the imposition of abayas (loose overgarments) on women. Speaking on all of the above, Fatima said, 'Wahabi culture and ideas from the Gulf have led to the Islamization of society, because many Nubians have traveled to live in the Gulf and have returned carrying Gulf ideas'"(para 18)
Oct. 30, 2017, 6:39 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-3

."Fatima Imam, a translator, researcher and human rights activist on Egyptian women's issues, noted in remarks to Al-Monitor that Nubian women have suffered a decline in stature within Nubian society. Women once held authority and managed the Nubian economy to such an extent that men would be referred to by their mothers' names. But Imam has been saddened by the return of a chauvinist culture once again to Nubia, one of the consequences of the siege on the women's movement in the public domain and the discrimination leveled against it"(para 16)."She [Fatima Imam] addresses the challenges facing Nubian women, foremost among them the issue of genital mutilation, women's weak position ...more
Oct. 30, 2017, 3:24 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: MARR-LAW-1

"the Egyptian Child Law bans marriage for girls under 18" (para 4). "'Egypt’s personal status law does not criminalize customary marriages of underage girls. All it does is prevent registration of a marriage for girls under 18, in terms of documentation, without [expressly] banning the marriage of girls under 18'" (para 13). "As for efforts to address the spreading phenomenon, Egyptian Minister of Health and Population Ahmed Emad el-Din said Oct. 12 that the National Population Council was in the process of preparing a bill to outlaw child marriage, in cooperation with the Ministry of Justice, the Public Prosecution and the National Council for Women" (para 16).
Oct. 30, 2017, 3:24 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: CLCC-LAW-2

"'Customary marriage allows for childbirth [children are registered in the personal status registers as legitimate children] and courts have recently started recognizing it. There is not a single law prohibiting it'" (para 10). "The Administrative Court of the State Council ruled April 23 that a woman could register her child in the civil status registry based on a customary marriage. It said that such a marriage certificate alone was sufficient as a basis for issuing a birth certificate to a child born within such a marriage, in which the child should be registered under the name of the husband" (para 12).