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Thursday, 15 December 2016

Google Doodle celebrates Egyptian feminist activist Doria Shafik

The Google Doodle yesterday celebrated the prolific Egyptian feminist Doria Shafik on what would have been her 108th birthday. Shafik was one of the leading champions for the Egyptian women’s liberation movement. Google says “Doria Shafik knew she was destined for more than what society offered women during her time—she earned a PHD in Paris, became a prolific feminist activist, philosopher, poet, author and editor. As a direct result of her efforts, Egyptian women were granted the right to vote for the first time. She led protests at the Parliament, initiated hunger strikes and traveled around the world to spread her wisdom.” The Doodle celebrates her “with a personal motto that inspired her along the path of reformation and justice: “To know, to be able, to want and to dare.”

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