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huda sha’arawi

As the curtain closes on International Women’s Day, Egyptians are once again celebrating a day consecrated to women. The difference, this time, is the local nature of the celebration. While 8 March is globally recognized as International Women’s Day, Egypt marks 16 March as the day to celebrate its female compatriots. The question one might ask in this case pertains to why Egypt celebrates its women once on 8 March - with the rest of the world - and once…