Doria Shafik

Doria Shafik, 1908-1975

“I am Doria Shafik, Egyptian warrior, poet, mother, and activist. I was one of the principal leaders of the women’s liberation movement in Egypt in the mid-1940s. I founded an Egyptian feminist organization called The Daughters of The Nile, dedicated to educating and organizing working women of all classes. I organised and marched 1500 women to parliament. We stormed in and demanded our rights, which these men had denied us for so long!”

Researched by GWL and read by Syma Ahmed.
Animated by Emma McKirdy, City of Glasgow College.

Location: Tanta, Egypt

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