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Mariam Mecky

Member since 12.09.2019



Presentation of research activity or teaching

An independent researcher focused on gender issues in Egypt and the MENA region at large. Mecky has worked, collaborated and published with several local and regional entities including the Egyptian Center for Women's Rights (ECWR), Arab Council for Social Sciences (ACSS), HarassMap, Al Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies, Ahram Online, among others. She holds an MA in Gender Studies and Law from SOAS, University of London (2018), where her research tackled feminist mobilization with the state in Egypt.
She also obtained a BA in Political Science from the British University in Egypt in 2013.
She presented her research at IEMed Youth Forum III in Barcelona, and was a Panelist during EuroMeSCo Annual Conference in June 2019, and at the Arab Council for Social Sciences (ACSS) Fourth Conference.
Her research interests include but not limited to gender-based violence, feminist activism and mobilization, resistance, body politics and gender legal and structural reform.

Working themes

Types of Violence
Civil and political rights
Health / Emotional and sexual life

Populations targeted by research

Students and researchers, Youth (under 25), Other

Geographical sphere of activity


Specific years of work experience in gender equality


Main publications related to gender equality and women's rights

State Policing: Moral Panics and Masculinity in post-2011 Egypt. Kohl: a Journal for Body and Gender Research. Vol. 4, no. 1, Summer 2018.
Challenging the Bargain: Feminist Mobilization, the State and the Criminalization of Gender-Based Spousal Violence in Egypt. Special Issue on Gender Resistance. Arab Council for Social Sciences. September 2019.
Selected non-academic published research and articles:
Fighters On The Individual System, Warriors On the Electoral Lists. Egyptian Center for Women’s Rights. February 2016.
Criminalizing Gender-based domestic violence in Egypt. AUC’s Alternative Policy Solution (APS). March 2019.
Behind closed doors: Plight of Egyptian women against domestic violence. Ahram Online, December 2016.


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