The Uprising of Women in the Arab World was founded in October 2011 as a reaction of the Arab Spring – in regards to women’s rights. Now it has spread all over the Arab world.
It defines itself as “an Intifada which is a free secular space for constructive dialogue and fearless listening about women’s rights in the Arab world.” The movement have organised three different campaigns to motivate women and change men’s attitude.
“Egypt has another chance at writing a fair constitution, and hopefully movements like this will keep enough pressure on those in power to ensure that women are protected and represented. However, there are other problems for women, among them is a media that doesn’t see these problems as important, that prints victims’ names without permission, and that always points to the woman as the guilty party,” said Sally Zohney, a founding member of The Uprising.