The article features an interview by Bint Al Nil with the president of the International Women’s Federation, Dr. Reed, during her visit to Egypt to meet with the heads of feminist organizations. In the interview, she touches upon a multiplicity of issues such as the goals of the International Women’s Federation and its relation to other feminist movements around the world, and her views on the political struggle and activism of Egyptian female students side by side with the male.
This article talks about a proposal by Doria Shafik, President of the Bint Al Nil Union through The New York Herald Tribune. The proposal is to build six TV stations in Egypt at a considerably low cost (not more than 10 US Dollars). Such stations would eradicate illiteracy within one year.
The article presents in a nutshell the key events and decisions of January 1954, including the League of Arab States Cairo meeting in which all Arab governments voiced their support of Egypt’s struggle against the British Imperialism.
The article is about a celebration held by the American University in Cairo to honor the girl who won the 1953university elections. In her speech, Doria Shafik hailed the first-time participation of female students in university elections as a step that would usher in a new era in which women will obtain their full rights.
This article talks about a visit of an Indian delegation of journalists to Egypt. The delegation met with members from Bint Al Nil, and they discussed the important political and social roles that women play in society. One Indian delegate talked about the significant participation of Indian women in liberating their country from colonialism. She advised the Egyptian women to stay away from political and social divisions and to support each other in order to liberate their country.
This article is about US efforts in March to forge military agreements with several countries in the Middle East and Balkan regions. The Soviet Union and India expressed deep concern over those alliances which constitute immediate menace to Russia by Europe and Turkey, and to India by Pakistan.
This article is dedicated to Zubaida, wife of Abbasid caliph, Haroon al-Rashid. She showed great interest in literature and science. The queen also had a passion for serving humanity which is highlighted in the article. Realizing the suffering of the people of Mecca and pilgrims who were struggling to get pure drinking water, she ordered that a canal be built up to Mecca to provide drinking water.
The article features the different activities of the Ladies Group, a modest independent philanthropy institute located in the busy suburb of Sayyida Zainab, Cairo. The Group aims at the promotion of women ethically, religiously and socially in all possible ways. The Ladies Group runs two houses: the Women’s Foster Care House and the Orphan Foster Care House.
The theme of this article is Indonesian women who are renowned for offering great support to their husbands. An example is a lady called Naya' Din who, after her husband's death, led the army until the last day of her life. In the past, Indonesian women tended to be strictly tradition-bound. However, successive national movements and revolutions drove them to regard their country as a family, one they should strive to make happy and proud.
The article calls on the Egyptian Government to issue a body of laws that regulate family matters, given that genuine community reform begins at home. The article also maintains that more attention should be given to young people.