Swings, card games, darts, fire blowers, circus performances, Zaar, Tanoura shows, and oriental cafes are only some of the attractions of the Mouled to be held at the AUC Portal, October 13.
The Theater and Film Club at AUC is sponsoring the event as a step towards reviving tourism in Egypt. They have chosen the Mouled as one of the oldest celebrations in Egypt, that not many Egyptians, or AUCians, have experienced.
Sex trafficking is a harsh reality for millions of women, some as young as 11, who find themselves trapped in an exploitative and abusive system disguised as an employment opportunity in a foreign country.
Mimi Chakarova, a Bulgarian-born investigative journalist and filmmaker, traveled to impoverished villages in Eastern Europe, as well as Dubai and Turkey in an effort to give voice to the silent victims of sex trafficking. Her 73-minute documentary Price of Sex, which premiered in the US on April 17, tells the real stories of prostitutes who have been abused in Europe and the Middle East.
On March 21, the European Union’s Foreign Affairs Council meeting adopted conclusions on Libya and decided to extend restrictive measures (the travel ban and the freeze on assets) on a further 11 people and 9 entities.
European organizations and institutions are looking for ways to support the economic and political reforms in Egypt and the Middle Eastern region.
This was one of the central goals of the European Commission and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign and Security Policy’s forum on “Partnership for Democracy and Shared Prosperity with the Southern Mediterranean” in Brussels on March 11.
“The European Union has the experience and tools to help countries in the Arab region as they make the journey to deep democracy,” said Catherine Ashton, the Vice-President and High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy.
During her speech in Brussels, Catherine Ashton emphasized that the European Investment Bank (EIB) could provide approximately 6 billion Euros to the Mediterranean region in the coming three years if the Council approves the additional lending envelope of 1 billion Euros, as recently proposed by the European Parliament. The EU proposed to double their investment in Egypt through infrastructure projects to create job opportunities for Egyptian youth.
But Egypt must make the first move. “It would be premature to announce a support package for Egypt until Egyptian authorities make a specific request for assistance that prioritizes needs,” said Mario David, the European Parliament’s Chair of Delegation for Mashreq (East North African) countries.