El Banat Dol: Excellent documentary about female street children in Cairo

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Published by the Daily News Egypt on April 14, 2013. Street children: What they are not

The original article was published on April 14, 2013, by Daily News Egypt. You can find an excerpt of the article below.

It is easy for us to categorise and label street children. To us, they are ruthless criminals, beggars, the puppets of unknown forces, drug addicts or miserable victims. They all come from the same background, probably a slum. They were either kicked out of their homes or they chose the street as a space of unlimited fun and freedom. But all our categories, all our labels, are highly deficient.

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amiraelfeky

amiraelfeky

My name is Amira El Feky. I earned a master’s degree in Globalisation and Development Studies from Maastricht University, where I researched and wrote a thesis about the gendered experience of female street children in Egypt. Previously, I worked as a project officer at a Cairo-based NGO that provides services for street children. I currently work at Transparency International UK. If you have any questions or comments, you can always email me at elfeky.amira@gmail.com. You can also find me on Twitter @MiaElFeky.

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