Women of Egypt have been at the forefront of the socio-political scene from historic times. From Nefertiti and Cleopatra to Rawya Ateya, Egypt’s first female parliamentarian and Nawal El Saadawi who has braved prison, exile and death threats in her fight against female oppression and refuses to give up even in her 80s, there’s no stopping them.
Even in modern times women have been at the fore-front of the revolutions against leaders like Hosni Mobarak as well as Morsi. However one thing they have not been able to fight recently, though, is the sexual harassment and violence!
With President Morsi ousted, and a new political era ahead of them, the women of Egypt are again at a point where they can hope for the change they have been fighting for.
The question for them now is: Will the streets of Egypt ever be safe for its women?