Friday, March 21, 2008

Woman is the driving force behind protests in Egypt  

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 :)