An inspiring woman
Have you Googled something yesterday and spotted an illustration of a woman and wondered who she was? The search engine paid tribute to one of Egypt’s first female lawyers, Mufidah Abdul-Rahman.
The Cairo-born lawyer was a strong supporter of gender equality in the country, and would’ve been 106 years-old yesterday. She was also the first woman to graduate from Cairo University’s law school.
During her career, she co-founded the National Feminist Party, an organisation that fights for universal suffrage in Egypt, and was also recruited into the women’s rights group Bint Al-Nil (Daughter of the Nile).
Not only that, but during her time practicing law she defended over 400 legal disputes and became a member of the Egyptian Parliament. It’s no surprise that Google chose to honour her.
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