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Une superwoman voilée pour défendre les droits des femmes en Egypte.

Une superwoman voilée pour défendre les droits des femmes en Egypte. | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it
By Shounaz Meky 

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it is Qahera, a new web-based comic heroine who fights social problems affecting women in Egypt.

Qahera, the Arabic word for ‘Cairo’, is on a mission to combat “misogyny and Islamophobia, among other things,” said 19-year-old comic designer Deena Mohamed, whose work is presented in Arabic and English.

The name Cairo “has so many strong meanings, like ‘vanquisher’ and ‘conqueror.’ It seemed appropriate for a superhero,” Mohamed told Al Arabiya News.

“It seemed only natural for her to combat sexual harassment in Egypt, because she mostly deals with issues that frustrate me, and this was a significant one that needed to be addressed,” Mohamed added.

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Double Take 'Toons: Egypt in Turmoil

Double Take 'Toons: Egypt in Turmoil | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Two years after the fall of Hosni Mubarak's regime, Egypt is suffering from economic instability and political strife.

Emad Hajjaj wonders whether the country's hard-won freedoms can survive, while Luojie isn't sure that President Mohamed Morsi is equal to Egypt's problems.

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