Nawal el Saadawi

Title

Nawal el Saadawi

Subject

Genital mutilation

Description

Egyptian physician who combats female genital mutilation

Creator

Amy French

Source

Image: Mansour Nasiri

Birth Date

1931

Birthplace

Kafr Tahla, Egypt

Occupation

Physician, author

Biographical Text

Saadawi is a renowned Egyptian feminist, activist, physician, and psychiatrist.  She confronts the various aggressions made against women's bodies, including female circumcision (genital mutilation).  Viewed as controversial and dangerous, she was jailed after publishing a feminist magazine, Confrontation.  In 2004, she won the North-South prize from the Council of Europe.  In 2005, she was awarded the Inana International Prize.

Bibliography

For a list of her writings, see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nawal_El_Saadawi

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Date Added
June 12, 2014
Collection
Women's Rights
Item Type
Person
Tags
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Citation
Amy French, “Nawal el Saadawi,” Women Who Dared, accessed May 22, 2018, http://womenwhodared.omeka.net/items/show/43.