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BHM17 – Nawal El Saadawi

Nawal el Saadawi comes from Egypt. She trained as a doctor and psychiatrist, but she is also an author and an advocate for women’s rights. She has spoken out against female genital mutilation for decades. She has shared the account of how it happened to her at the age of 6. She’s still involved in … Continue reading BHM17 – Nawal El Saadawi

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BHM17 – Rokeya Sakhawat Hussain

Rokeya Sakhawat Hussain, or Begum Royeka, lived in what is now Bangladesh between 9 December 1880 and 9 December 1932. She was a fierce advocate for equality between women and men. Her book ‘Sultana’s Dream’ showed a ‘Ladyland’ where roles were reversed and men lived restricted lives, to illustrate what women’s lives might be like … Continue reading BHM17 – Rokeya Sakhawat Hussain

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