The role of women in the Egyptian democracy protests
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A week before the Egypt protests started, Asmaa Mahfouz, a member of Egypt’s April 6th Youth Movement posted a video to YouTube:
in the video, Mahfouz calls on Egyptians to stand up for their basic human rights and assemble for a demonstration in Cairo’s Tahrir Square on January 25th. It was to be the start of a week of massive protests that have involved a growing number of Egyptian women. To find out more about the role women (have been) are playing in the protests in Egypt we’re joined by Professor Ghada Talhami, from the Department of politics at Lake Forest College in Illinois. Professor Talhami is the author of The Mobilization of Muslim Women in Egypt.