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Egyptian novelist Nawāl al-Saʿdāwī spent several years struggling for women’s rights and demanding their liberation from social restraints.  Born in 1931, al-Saʿdāwī was a psychologist and feminist who made her way into literature, writing several books like “Memoirs of a Woman Doctor” and “The...
Author Nawāl al-Saʿdāwī died after a long battle with illness at the age of 89. She was born on 27th October 1931, in the village of Kafr Ṭalḥa in the Qalyūbiyya governorate. She studied medicine at Cairo university and graduated in 1955, specialising in respiratory diseases.
The American TIME magazine chose the writer Dr. Nawāl al-Sa’dāwī in its list of “100 women of the year.” The list of the most influential women over the last 100 years was compiled to coincide with International Women’s Day. The magazine explained that al-Sa’dāwī was chosen due to her militancy in...
Nawāl al-Saʿdāwī talks in this report about the Swedish social leader Anna Sundström.
This paper was prepared by the two interns from India
I completed an internship with the Center for Arab-West Understanding between July 16 and August 2, 2018, and during this time, I focused my attention on the position of women in Egypt. Drs Cornelis Hulsman asked me to look into the work of Dr. Nawal El Saadawi [Nawāl al-Saʿdāwī] who, in my opinion...
  The feminist writer, Dr. Nawāl al-Sa'dāwī supported President al-Sisi's denouncing the oral divorce and calling for codifying it. “How can a one-sided oral divorce, exclusively allowed for men, be permitted, while matrimony is considered legal only upon registration?”she said, adding, “oral...
Nawāl al-Saʿdāwī was born in Kafr Tahlah in Egypt's Delta, in 1931. Arab Women's Solidarity Association (AWSA) which was headed by al-Saʿdāwī  came to existence as an international non-profit organization that aims at promoting Arab women's active participation in social, economic, cultural, and...
Believing in the threat represented by the abnormal ideologies advocated by the Egyptian writer Nawāl al- Sa‘dāwī, a committee of Azhar scholars seeks to highlight the genuine core of Islam and tries to stand against such thoughts.
This article defends Nawwāl al-Sa‘dāwī from the criticism received over her autobiography, stating that her detractors have not read her work and distort her message.

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