Supervisor Elham AbolFateh
Editor in Chief Mohamed Wadie

New Arab Women’s Union Launched in Germany with Participation from 13 Arab Nations

Tue 07 May 2024 | 12:55 PM

On Monday, the Egyptian Family House in Berlin, led by Alaa Thabet, was instrumental in founding the Arab Women’s Union in Germany. This union includes representatives from over 13 Arab nations and is aimed at enhancing collaboration and cultural exchange between Arab and German women based on mutual respect and friendship.

The inaugural meeting was held recently, marking the Egyptian Family House as the sole representative of Arab community associations in this new union. Prominent attendees included Mona Ali El-Sayed, chair of the women's committee at the Egyptian Family House in Germany; Dr. Sanaa Saleh and Dr. Roz Khaled, members of the board; Fatima El-Tayeb from Palestine, the general secretary; and Anan Jakesh from Syria.

Adding to the community's vibrant initiatives, Alaa Thabet also announced the launch of the first Arab-German sports academy in Berlin, which will be managed by Ahmed Abdel Qader, famously known as Mido, a former Zamalek footballer. This academy aims to engage the second and third generations of Arab communities in Germany, encouraging their active participation in community activities and sports.

The Egyptian community in Germany is known for its dynamic presence and continuous efforts to preserve Egyptian traditions and cultural practices, especially during significant events like Eid al-Fitr. These celebrations are essential for instilling a sense of national belonging and pride among the diaspora, particularly the younger generations, as they navigate the complexities of cultural assimilation in a foreign land.