Seminar on book entitled "Women, Art and Media: Towards Changing Stereotyping of Women"


April 11, 2021



On Sunday, April 11, 2021, the Arab Women Organization (AWO) will hold a scientific seminar to discuss the book "Women, Art and Media: Towards Changing Stereotyping of Women."

The book is the outcome of an ambitious research project adopted by the organization within its original interest in working to change the negative stereotypes associated with women in Arab culture, and building a new culture that considers with equality, justice and fairness the role of women and their contributions as a person, a citizen, and a full partner in society and development.

The seminar is organized via Zoom and starts at 10.00 a.m. Cairo time.

Professor Fadia Kiwan, Director General of the Organization, and Professor Nevin Massad, Professor of Political Science at Cairo University, the project coordinator and editor of the book, will give the opening speech.

Professor Fadia Kiwan, Director-General of AWO said, "The idea of ​​the project stems from the conviction of the Arab Women Organization that art and media are the two wings of culture, which is considered the most influential soft power in shaping societal attitudes and trends, so AWO is keen to extend bridges of cooperation with media professionals and artists, writers and intellectuals in general, in support of her mission in changing stereotyping of women.

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The book was prepared by a group of Arab intellectuals, including (14) researchers, including academics, experts, and media professionals of both genders, among which are; Dr. Zainab Toujani, Professor of civilization at the University of Manouba in Tunis, a researcher in Islamism and the analysis of religious discourse- Dr. Said Al-Masry, Professor of Sociology, Cairo University- Prof. Emad Abu Ghazi, Professor of Documentation, Faculty of Arts, Cairo University- Director Hala Khalil, director and screenwriter.


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