100 most powerful Arab women 2013
Thu 28 Feb 2013 12:58 PM
Nawal Al Saadawi
77

Nawal Al Saadawi

Industry: Culture and society

Designation: Feminist

Country: Egypt

Occupation: Feminist

Egyptian feminist Nawal Al Saadawi, 81, has written several books about women in Islam and in particular the practice of female circumcision. An activist, she is also the founder and president of Arab Women’s Solidarity Association and co-founder of the Arab Association for Human Rights. She is also a qualified physician and psychiatrist and was Chief Editor of Health Magazine in Cairo and Editor of Medical Association Magazine. Al Saadawi has received honorary degrees on three continents.