Buzz

In Photos: Bint Al Nil’s Archived Photos

mm
In Photos: Bint Al Nil’s Archived Photos

 

Bint Al Nil: 1951 | AUC Rare Book and Special Collections Digital Library

Once upon a women’s movement, Doria Shafik, Egypt’s renowned suffragate and feminist founded the women’s journal Bint Al-Nil. The Arabic-language magazine appeared on newsstands for the first time in 1945 with the purpose of awakening Egyptian and Arab women to their rights and powers. The final issue of the magazine was in 1957, but Shafik still stands as a pioneer of the feminist movement in Egypt until this day.

The magazine was tailored for women of all interests and passions, it dipped into political activism and social issues, highlighted women in the workforce, focused on nutrition and health information, and featured motherhood and parenting tips. Shafik’s magazine rooted the seeds for the Bint Al Nil Party, the first and only women’s party that was formed in Egypt that aimed to advocate for women’s rights.

Bint Al Nil: 1956 | AUC Rare Book and Special Collections Digital Library
Bint Al Nil: 1956 | AUC Rare Book and Special Collections Digital Library
Bint Al Nil: 1949 | AUC Rare Book and Special Collections Digital Library
Bint Al Nil: 1953 | AUC Rare Book and Special Collections Digital Library
Bint Al Nil: 1954 | AUC Rare Book and Special Collections Digital Library

 

Netflix’s First Pan-Arab Anthology Explores Romance Tinged With Dark Comedy: Review
Halayeb and Shalateen: Caught in the Crossfire of Egyptian-Sudanese Relations

Subscribe to our newsletter


Buzz
mm

Dual Degree in Political Science and Multimedia Journalism. I have a special love for storytelling, history, big cities, gender, and the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

More in Buzz

On Squash and Mental Health: Exclusive Interview With World Champion Nouran Gohar

Marina Makary1 December 2022

The Fruits of Life in Egypt: Stories from a Fakahani

Amina Zaineldine1 December 2022

Spotify Wrapped 2022: What Did Egypt Listen To?

Farah Rafik30 November 2022

How an Egyptian Teenager Turned her Hobby Into an Eco-Friendly Business

Marina Makary29 November 2022

Beloved ‘Tintin’ Features in Temporary Photo Exhibition at NMEC

Sara Ahmed28 November 2022

Dior’s Pre-Fall Men’s Collection to be Presented Against Backdrop of the Giza Pyramids

Farah Rafik27 November 2022

Egypt’s Darwin: Remembering Marine Biologist Hamed Gohar

Mirna Abdulaal25 November 2022

Athar Lina: Promoting Cultural Heritage at Al-Khalifa Neighborhood

Marina Makary23 November 2022