sister-hood is an award-winning digital magazine spotlighting the diverse voices of women of Muslim heritage.


Ghadeer Ahmed

Ghadeer Ahmed is an Egyptian feminist activist and a specialized researcher in Gender and Women's Studies.

Hijab as a saviour

The official Twitter account of Dar al-Ifta’, the formal centre issuing Islamic fatwa (religious rulings) in Egypt, has blocked two liberal women ‘tweeps’ before a hijab fatwa. These two women are Dr. Alyaa Gad and the poet Marwa Ma’moon, who…

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Outlawed pregnancy

The consequences of pregnancy outside marriage for Egyptian women Women in Egypt are not usually expected to have sexual relations outside official marriages. This makes it hard for issues around extramarital sexual relations to be publicly addressed. Even more so,…

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