“I feel that freeing me would mean freeing Egypt and being able to think the way I want to think, be who I need to be, not thinking I am any different because I am a woman.”

Sally Toma, a psychiatrist in Egypt, speaks of what women achieved as active members of the uprising and urges them to push back against conservative forces now seeking to oppress them.

“I feel that freeing me would mean freeing Egypt and being able to think the way I want to think, be who I need to be, not thinking I am any different because I am a woman,” She says.

Since popular uprisings swept across swathes of North Africa and the Middle East, women and their rights have become a hotly debated topic well beyond the region’s borders.

Much ink has been spilt on whether women have benefited from the uprisings. But what do women on the ground think?

“Women of the Revolution” is a Thomson Reuters Foundation project that seeks to hand women the microphone so they can speak for themselves.

Loading more stuff…

Hmm…it looks like things are taking a while to load. Try again?

Loading videos…