Jobs for the girls? Not in Egypt
After the post-revolutionary disorder, Egyptian women face an uphill task to get back into the country's labour market, writes Peter Geoghegan.
Sara Ahmed, a 22-year-old graduate of the American University in Cairo, describes herself as a modern Egyptian woman - with good reason. She's bright, articulate, eschews the traditional hijab, prefers to wear her shiny black hair in a stylish bob, and sports Dolce and Gabbana sunglasses.
Like many Cairene fashionistas, Ahmed dreams of a job in public relations. Or, at least, she used to. "Now I'd take any job where the pay isn't too bad...
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