×

Status message

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies from this website. If you want to learn more about this topic go to Disclaimer Accept

Culture

Tackling Discrimination Against Women in Egypt

Discrimination against females in Egypt is a common occurrence, yet conversation and dynamic workshops can help women – and men – see the problems more clearly and to take a stand against intolerance.

Hoda Kandil teaching at a workshop in Egypt.
Surfing near the UN compound in Tripoli.
Surfing in Libya After the Revolution
by Wil Crisp

Amid the optimism and chaos that followed Gaddafi's overthrow Wil Crisp explored the coastline around Tripoli and discovered an empty surfer’s playground.

The Tahrir Lounge@Goethe in Egypt

The Tahrir Lounge@Goethe is a vibrant space for dialogue and culture. With the political squeeze in Egypt, it has turned to capacity building and network development for NGOs, individuals and even ministries.

Mona Shahien is the founder of Tahrir Lounge@Goethe.
The Library Bus in Abo Mangog, a small settlement in the Nile Delta.
Reading in Egypt

With high illiteracy rates across Egypt, projects such as the Library Bus and the Café Libraries are designed to promote reading as a fun activity, a novel concept in a country where the education system focuses on rote learning.

Exhibition opening in the gallery Athr in Jeddah.
The Art of Transforming Saudi Arabia

Slowly but surely, Saudi Arabia is changing. For the country’s artists, it can’t come soon enough.

Sarah Seliman made a 40 minute documentary with women living in Cairo - both Egyptians and foreigners - talking about the harassment they face on the street on a daily basis.
Harassment in Egypt

Visual artist Sarah Seliman created a photography and documentary project about harassment of women in public spaces in Cairo; but it took a visit to Germany to reveal the difference in social gender perceptions between the countries.

Artwork depicting funeral of Mahmoud Taleghani
A History of Violence

Moments of death, crime scenes and mourning: Iranian artist Azadeh Akhlaghi reconstructs and freezes dramatic turning points in her country’s history. Do they also conceal a message for Iran's current leaders?

Tinariwen played at Heimathafen in Berlin.
Tinariwen Live in Berlin

They’re face of modern Tuareg music. As seasoned performers, Tinariwen know exactly how to please an audience with their live show.