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Stories about Nazra

Blogging Positively: The Challenge of Fighting Stigma in Egypt

Studies estimate that about 11,000 Egyptians are living with HIV, but that number could be much higher based on the fact that so many do not get tested or seek...

Exploring Taboos: Documenting Stories From The Revolution

Egypt is going through turbulent times especially since the January 25 revolution. The Rising Voices Grantee from Egypt - Exploring Taboos project has completed its third round of workshops during...

Exploring Taboos: At the Million Woman March

Many Egyptians continue to promote the expansion of rights for women in post-Mubarak Egypt. One participant in the Exploring Taboos project wrote about his participation in the Million Woman March...

Egypt: Looking Back at the #Jan25 Revolution

RV has held a special relationship with Egypt because of the three grantee projects that we have been supporting. For those of us who have gotten to know those individuals...

[Video] Scenes from the Exploring Taboos Project

This is the first in a three-part series of videos developed by local filmmaker Mahmoud Saber, which focuses on the Rising Voices grantees based in Egypt. This first video features...

Rising Voices: 2010 In Review

2010 was an eventful year for Rising Voices and its community. The community bade farewell to the outgoing Director of Outreach, David Sasaki and welcomed the new Director Eduardo Ávila....

Rising Voices Submissions for One Day on Earth

Two bloggers from the Rising Voices projects FOKO and Exploring Taboos recently submitted two videos to the project One Day on Earth. Here are their two videos from Madagascar and...

Exploring Taboos: When Women Are Blamed for Being Harassed

Sexual harassment is a very serious matter in Egypt, a country where 83% of its women have reported being the target of harassment. Another study found that 80% of men...

Featured Blogger: Ahmed Awadalla

“Exploring Taboos” project, organized by Cairo-based Nazra team, is one of the newest grantees of Rising Voices. Ahmed Awadalla participated in the first workshop of the project and is now...

Exploring Taboos: Discussing Female Genital Mutilation

Blogger Ahmad Awadalla conducts sexuality education workshops in Egypt, and has been using his blog to share some of his experiences in this field. As one of the participants of...

Egypt: Continuing to Explore the Taboos of Sex Workers and Machismo

The bloggers of the project "Exploring Taboos" continue to delve into subjects not often discussed in the Egyptian blogosphere. Here is a selection of some of these translated posts dealing...

The First Posts from the Exploring Taboos Project

The “Exploring Taboos” project conducted by the Nazra team has finally started with a workshop attended by five participants. The first day the training was about video journalism, the second...

[Video] Introduction to Exploring Taboos Project

Fatma Emam, one of the team members from Nazra, provides a history and overview of the initiative, as well as an introduction to the "Exploring Taboos" project. These workshops are...