Egyptian women participated in all stages of the struggle of Egyptian people against Israeli occupation, starting with the tripartite aggression. Their duties ranged from helping the wounded and injured, to being trained to take up arms. Among the most famous women to take up arms were Nadia Lutfi and Tahia
Salemah for Women’s Empowerment is an independent, non-governmental women’s organization, working to promote gender equality and strengthen women’s rights as human rights since its inception. Starting with the rise of the revolution in January 2011, Salemah has worked towards the empowerment of women, building cadres of feminists who are able to identify their needs and are willing to fight for them.
Salemah aims to fill a lacking part of the Egyptian feminist movement and societal movements in general by providing the development of business strategies and knowledge targeting women and men alike. Salemah further wishes to provide a safe space for Egyptians in Upper Egypt and inhabitants in other governorates who were uprooted by the culture, poverty, or discriminative policies.
Egyptian women have to their credit a long struggle to attain political rights. The feminist movement took off in Egypt late in the 19th century and increased in the early 1900s. In March 1924, at the height of the nationalist movement in Egypt which from 1882 and until 1954 was