In capsules of sexual information it broadcasts on YouTube, Alyaa Gad tackles such sensitive issues as the shape and size of the penis, female circumcision, the perils of the wedding night, masturbation and impotence. For five years, the Egyptian-born Dr. established in Switzerland tries to bridge the abysmal ignorance of his countrymen in sexual health. […]

وامس: بانوراما تقدمت الطبيبة المصرية الشهيرة المقيمة في سويسرا علياء جاد بطلب رسمي للجهات المختصة في السعودية لحجب موقعها و حسابها في يوتيوب عن المواطنين السعوديين رغبة منها في التخلص من الشتائم البذيئة التي تصلها من المملكة. والطبيبة علياء جاد ناشطة معروفة عبر شبكات التواصل الاجتماعي وهي متخصصة في التعليم الصحي وتبسيط العلوم الطبية، وتهدف […]

The Islamic State has visibly attracted young Muslims from all over the world to its violent movement to build a caliphate in Iraq and Syria. But here’s what’s less visible — the online backlash against the Islamic State, also known as ISIS and ISIL, by young Muslims declaring their opposition to rule by Islamic law, […]

الثقافة الصحية عبر مواقع التواصل الاجتماعي

A growing social media conversation in Arabic is calling for the implementation of Sharia, or Islamic law, to be abandoned.

Discussing religious law is a sensitive topic in many Muslim countries. But on Twitter, a hashtag which translates as “why we reject implementing Sharia” has been used 5,000 times in 24 hours. The conversation is mainly taking place in Saudi Arabia and Egypt. The debate is about whether religious law is suitable for the needs of Arab countries and modern legal systems.


  In a country where taboos are the rule, Alyaa Gad breaks the silence. At a distance but keeping Egypt in her heart, she answers embarrassing questions about sexuality and health. “How do I do it? put on a very serious face and talk science with confidence. And it works!” Alyaa’s project offers easy-to-understand health educational videos discussing first […]