Friday, March 21, 2008

Woman is the driving force behind protests in Egypt  

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And so we add another brave and strong female to our "bad ass women" category.

In Egypt, Dr. Mona Mina has created quite a stir by organizing the group Doctors Without Rights. The underpaid doctors participated in a major protest, holding signs that said, "Two-hundred-and-thirty pounds a month is not enough to feed our families." Mina also called for a two-hour strike in hospitals across the county, but the nervous government, led by Hosni Mubarak, declared strikes illegal. From BBC:

After the stand-in ends, I ask her: "So, has the government won?" She looks at me as if I have just said something quite silly, shakes her head defiantly and says: "Look. They won the battle. The war goes on. We are not giving up."

In a country where women are not always encouraged to be independent and out-spoken, Dr. Mina has stood up for her rights and beliefs, and has inspired others to do the same as well.

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2 comments: to “ Woman is the driving force behind protests in Egypt


  • March 21, 2008 at 3:36 PM  

    I just wanted to say thank you for putting this blog together. I just stumbled on it for the first time today and the information is great along with the links to take action. Please continue doing the good work. I will be checking in regularly.


  • March 21, 2008 at 7:30 PM  

    No problem at all, I'm really glad you're enjoying it :)